Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

A few weeks ago I learned that the World’s largest cruise liner was paying a courtesy call to Southampton. Bellissima, a ship from the Italian Line MSC. I decided to pay it a visit, as in a few days it was due to sail to the Mediterranean to begin service there, and was unlikely to ever be in Southampton again. I arrived with great anticipation and joined a handful of other people looking at it. I have to say it was very large but as to the Bellissima of its name there was little evidence. It was by far the ugliest ship I had ever set eyes upon. Having rather sheepishly remarked so to the woman beside me I was relieved when she agreed with me. So my overwhelming impression was of a huge block of very small apartments,

I will leave you to make up your own minds and I will keep my eyes open for a chance to catch a traditional and beautiful cruise liner.

MSC Bellissima

MSC Bellissima