Review of MSC Bellissima deck 5 (Opera-Cabins-Lobby)
London Theatre (level 1 of 2, capacity 985 seats, size 1000 m2) is a fore-located show lounge hosting 6 different shows per voyage - including opera, flamenco show, grand productions, such as Virtual, based on phone apps (dating apps, maps, a sequence of nurses and doctors, all to energetic dance background. These shows run 3 times per night to cater for different dining times and last around 40 min each. They vary in theme, with the opera and flamenco being more adult-oriented, Virtual being kids-aimed. The theatre has good sightlines and comfy seats. During the day, it is used for a variety of activities including kids activity programs like Doremi Music Match, part of Kelly & Kloe program and Doremi live talent show.
Infinity Atrium with Reception Lounge (22-seat, size 450 m2) is 3-decks high and crisscrossed via 4 chrome staircases. Each of the stairs is encrusted with Swarovski crystals (in total 31000+). A grand piano is available on a raised dais, with early evening performances. Infinity Bar (28-seat, size 120 m2) is an Atrium Bar popular for daily coffees and evening pre- and post-dinner cocktails with robotic service. The Reception Desk provides 24-hour guest services and assistance.
In the Lobby Hall are also located both ship entrances (hallways / boarding areas portside and starboard), Panoramic Lifts (glass-bottomed and walled), and MSC Excursions (Tour Office, size 55 m2).
Posidonia Restaurant (604-seat dining room, size 1050 m2, open between 7 - 9 am, 12noon-2 pm and 6:45 - 9:30 pm) is a complimentary restaurant with fixed dining times. It is the only restaurant on the ship that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is situated behind the Reception on Deck 5 and though at the aft it doesn't have aft windows (only porthole windows), so it is quite dark and with low ceilings. Tables vary in size from 2- to 8 persons.
On Deck 5 are also the Business Centre (conference room) and cruise cabins from 5001 to 5115, of which Oceanview (category Fantastica) and Inside (category Bella, Interior Studio - cabin #5014).
Forward are located crew cabins and service areas.