MSC Virtuosa – Design

I’ve always said that MSC has a look, style and feel like unlike any other.  And Virtuosa is no different, with interiors that are sleek and lavish, but still build on traditional European elegance.

Interior spaces & design

At the heart of the ship you’ll find Galleria Virtuosa and the Infinity Atrium.  The feel of this space changes throughout the day, with the hustle and bustle from the various shops, bars, restaurants, live music and the longest LED dome at sea.  This space also includes all the speciality restaurants on board, so it is always busy with activity.

Placed just off of the Infinity Atrium you’ll also find the newest bar at sea, the MSC Starship Club, featuring the world’s first humanoid robotic bartender at sea.  Rob, as he’s affectionately known, serves you intergalactic themed craft cocktails and will perform shows through the day.  One thing to note is that a cocktail from Rob will cost £18 (on our sailing) and is not included in the drinks package.

Off of the Galleria and Atrium you’ll find a variety of other spaces including the main theatre at the front, where you can expect all the main shows to be found.  At the read, you’ll also find the Casino and the Carousel Lounge.  This lounge also features a number of shows and acts, and would normally be where Cirque du Soleil at Sea would be found.

Outdoor spaces

Heading outside you’ll find the Atmosphere pool, which is one of the largest pool areas at sea, with two main pools and various jacuzzis.  My favourite has to be the half-moon jacuzzis that are cantilevered off the side of the ship.  If the weather gets a bit chilly there is also the Tropical Pool, with its retractable roof.  If that’s not enough, there is also the Horizon Pool at the back of the ship, with its tiered seating and views over the wake of the ship.  On top of this there’s plenty of other seating away from the pools in various parts of the ship outdoors, so overall there’s plenty of space to spread out whether you want to be close to activity or not.  There are also a lot of bars outside around each pool, and plenty of bar tenders, so I found it was never hard to get a drink.

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