12 fun things to do on MSC Virtuosa

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MSC Cruises’ newest ship MSC Virtuosa will make her debut with cruises around the British Isles from 20th May 2021.

I’m so excited to cruise on this new ship, so I’ve made a list of some of the most fun activities for families to enjoy on-board.

As nobody has cruised on this brand new ship yet, the images are of similar attractions on MSC Virtuosa’s sister-ships. The ships are virtually-identical, so these photos which were provided by MSC Cruises should give you a good idea of what to expect.

1. Galleria Virtuosa

Galleria Virtuosa

This 100-metre long indoor promenade has the longest LED domed ceiling at sea. This space features eleven shopping boutiques as well as several bars and restaurants. It’s the perfect place to wander and socialise, whatever the weather.

2. MSC Starship Club

MSC Starship Club

More than just a bar, The MSC Starship club will transport you to another world! It features a humanoid bartender by the name of Rob, who will make you cosmic cocktails and tell you jokes.

Read more: The MSC Starship Club featuring Rob the humanoid robotic bartender

3. Swimming Pools

Tropical Pool

MSC Virtuosa has five swimming pools and one of the biggest waterparks at sea. The Tropical Pool has a retractable roof and several hot tubs, which means that even if it’s raining you can still enjoy a day drinking cocktails by the pool.

3. Himalayan Bridge

Himalayan Bridge

If you’re feeling brave, have a go on this high ropes course which is located up on Deck 19, an incredible 80 metres above the ocean.

4. Water slides

Water Slides

Kids and adults alike will love the Savannah Aquapark which has three twisting waterslides including a fun bowl slide that spins you round and round.

Kids’ clubs

MSC Virtuosa kids club

MSC Virtuosa has five dedicated kids clubs for ages from 0 to 17 years old. Kids can be entertained all day long with games, arts and crafts, competitions, parties and more!

6. Formula One Simulator

F1 simulator

Climb into the driver’s seat of an F1 racing car and get your adrenaline-pumping with a virtual reality race.

7. Sportplex


Sporty types young and old can take part in all sorts of tournaments including tennis, football, basketball, table tennis and table football.

8. Swarovski Crystal Staircases

Crystal staircase

MSC Cruises ships are incredibly glamorous with thousands of Swarovski crystals used to make the staircases in the main atrium.

9. LEGO Experience


MSC Cruises has partnered with LEGO to create LEGO and Duplo-themed experiences, challenges and competitions for kids. They may even be able meet life-sized LEGO people on board.

10. Le Grand Theatre


The theatre on MSC Virtuosa has 945 seats where guests can enjoy live performances every evening with three sittings per night.

11. Baby Club

Baby Club

MSC Cruises’ Baby Club has activities that parents and under-threes can enjoy together. There’s also the option to leave your toddler in the care of qualified childcare professionals while you relax.

12. Carousel Lounge

Carousel Lounge

In the Carousel Lounge, you can enjoy spectacular entertainment up-close on the round stage as well as stunning sea views.

Cruises on MSC Virtuosa

MSC Virtuosa will set sail for the first time on 20th May, offering cruises around the British Isles only for UK residents.

For more information about these UK summer cruises, or to pre-register to book, click here.

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