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MSC Cruises Adding Their Largest Shopping Area on Newest Ship

MSC Cruises will be offering their largest shopping area to date when their newest cruise ship, MSC Bellissima, debuts next month. The shopping area will cover 8,072 square feet of the ship.

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MSC Bellissima’s expanded experiential retail space will feature three additional shops — for a total of 13 — as well as an increased array of 200 major brands including the widest selection of own label logo items on any cruise ship. The list of brands includes an increased luxury offering, featuring beauty products by Guerlain and the most comprehensive Dior beauty selection.

In the three luxury watch and jewelry boutiques on board, guests will find the likes of Bulgari, Damiani and Chopard, as well as a wide selection of premium watches, including Omega, Longines and Tag Heuer. Other favorites will also return, such as Italian accessories brands Furla and Coccinelle, as well as international clothing brands like Armani Exchange, Lacoste and Calvin Klein.

For the first time on board an MSC Cruises ship, MSC Bellissima will include a technology shop offering connected products, including wearables and leading tech brands such as Bang & Olufsen, Bose, Apple, Samsung and more.

Awarded the prestigious Sunglasses Retailer of the Year at the Sunglasses Awards in Cannes, MSC Cruises is also the only in-house operator of sunglasses retail on board cruise ships, offering the biggest ever selection of sunglasses brands aboard MSC Bellissima, purposefully created to cater to the tastes of multiple nationalities on board the ship.

MSC Cruises works hand-in-hand with leading brands to create exclusive products only available on board. Swarovski, a longstanding partner of 10 years, has something special for those looking for a little sparkle and style. Limited edition Mandarin Ducks will make the perfect gift for a loved one, and with only 300 pieces this is a real treasure.

MSC Bellissima will also be the only ship to feature the Swarvoski Statement Collection. Or guests can take home an exclusive Swarovski MSC pen and for those with a sweet-tooth, our partner chocolatier Jean Philippe Maury has created a tempting chocolate truffle featuring the iconic Swarovski swan logo.

For the ship’s younger guests, partner brands LEGO and Chicco each offer exclusive MSC Cruises ship toys, while Danish jewelry brand Trollbeads newly introduced the MSC Tattoo bead, featuring a sterling silver ship sailing through the MSC Cruises wind rose. British jewelry brand Infinity & Co also offer exclusive captain’s wheel charms created exclusively for MSC.

One of the key features of MSC Bellissima will be the Mediterranean-style promenade. Designed as the social hub of the ship, this 315 ft. long promenade topped with a mesmerizing 262 ft. LED dome attracts guests throughout the day and night to shop, eat and drink as well as enjoy a whole host of entertainment activities. In addition, a new team of Retail Ambassadors will be on hand to create an environment of ‘experience retail,’ unique to the cruise industry.

No longer simply a place to purchase mementos, the promenade is rich with “retail entertainment.” MSC Bellissima will be the first ship where the retail team collaborates directly with the entertainment team to determine the best way to involve guests, crafting a party-like atmosphere.

Perhaps most notable is the 60s-themed Flower Glory party, where thanks to external partner Ray Ban, guests will have a chance to shop and party together, win exclusive t-shirts or purchase limited edition sunglasses to complete their look, all while dancing the night away.

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