Review of MSC Bellissima deck 6 (Lirica)
On Deck 6 are located most of the ship's entertainment and dining facilities.
Plaza Bellissima is a semi-circular space (size 130 m2) housing duty-free shops, patisserie (pastry bar), ice cream bar, live music performances. Promo sales are often offered throughout the day. The shops include Perfumes and Cosmetics, Watches and Sunglasses, Fashion, Jewellery, MSC Shop (logoed merchandise), Boutique and Accessories Shop, Fine Watches and Jewellery Shop, Mini-Mall (convenience store).
Galleria Bellissima (size 1035 m2, Deck 6/7) is the indoor promenade which features an 80-meter LED ceiling changing throughout the day with different skies, patterns, mini-movies. The Galleria is the ship's social hub, with a double-deck of shops, bars, and restaurants. It is home to nightly parades, featuring the onboard performers. The ceiling over Galleria Bellissima is sized 480 m2 (LED screen "digital sky") and transmits live views (sunsets, sunrises, night sky), also special events, shows, live performances. At Galleria Bellissima's LED ceiling are displayed a variety of scenes throughout the day and night, all of which are listed on ship's daily planner. Themed parties are held in the evenings when the indoor promenade turns into a party street for dancing till late.
Jean-Philippe Chocolate & Coffee (open between 7 am -1 am, a la carte priced) is an open-kitchen / patisserie display / chocolate shop / cafe with a few seats by its porthole windows. The emphasis is on the unique sweets creations made by the ship's chocolate team (reefs, octopuses, turtles) displayed in glass cases in front of the open kitchen. Guests can't buy these, but can buy an exquisite chocolate shoe for EUR 29, which is the best-selling chocolate item.
Jean-Philippe Crepes & Ice Cream (open between 4-10 pm) is an a la carte priced venue serving crepes, gourmet ice cream and ice cream sundaes.
Broadway Theater (main show lounge, level 2 of 2), Bellissima Bar Lounge is the promenade bar located aft (outside Broadway Theatre). In the early evening, it is a lively spot with a dance floor.
Ristorante Italiano offers a la carte pricing or EUR 29 for the "Dining Experience". It is the only specialty restaurant on the ship where food vs price doesn't stack up. Ristorante Italiano is positioned off the main promenade, separate to Eataly marketplace/Eataly Restaurant (Eataly Food Chain-designed food store and specialty restaurant replaced by "HOLA! Tapas" bar by Michelin-starred chef Ramon Freixas). Three rooms are available with the first one at the front looking out onto the promenade, the second at the back that is darker but has huge porthole windows, and a separate area for Chef's Table. The theme is quite simple, with wooden tables and stone-effect floors. Starters include sliced Parma ham with melon, chargrilled octopus, pea soup with mussels. The mains feature branzino (sea bass) for EUR 18, and swordfish for EUR 16. The dessert is EUR 6 for a piece, while a glass of reasonably-priced wine is EUR 5,50.
EDGE Bar (60-seat pre-dinner cocktail bar, size 160 m2) features a sidecar centrepiece and full-size motorbike.
L'Olivo d'oro and L'Olive doree (open between 6:45-9:30 pm) are part of the same restaurant divided via a central walkway with Enomatic wine-dispensing machines and a wine display in the middle. The venue offers Flexi and MyTime Dining, so passengers can choose when they want to eat here. Tables are ranged tightly around the room and in various sizes.
The aft-located Panorama Restaurant (open between 6:15-10 pm) features high ceiling, large windows, Flexi and MyTime Dining. The restaurant is accessed via the corridor that cuts through L'Olivo and L'Olive, passing the wine cellar.
On Deck 6 are also located Food Market, MSC Excursions (tour-booking point), La Vetrina, Panoramic Lifts (Atrium), Photo Shop and Gallery, Emotions Immersive Gallery.