While the guests onboard MSC Virtuosa are already spoiled for choice with 5 main restaurants, a buffet seating 1,336 and 21 bars, MSC Cruises has revealed two additional speciality restaurants - Indochine Restaurant and the HOLA! Tacos & Cantina.
This brings the total of speciality restaurants onboard MSC Virtuosa to 5.
With the Mediterranean Way of Life theme expressed throughout its fleet, MSC Cruises put the enjoyment of good food as a central part of its onboard experience.
MSC Cruises’ CEO Gianni Onorato shared the following about the onboard food experience:
“Dining on board MSC Cruises ships is a gastronomic adventure with authentic food, globally inspired menus and culinary artistry at the heart of our offering. As a company, we are in constant pursuit of new and exceptional experiences that showcase international cuisine, taking our guests on a gourmet journey of discovery.”
The Indochine concept will offer passengers Vietnamese classics with a French Twist. The menu will include a range of vegan and vegetarian options.
From French Roasted Snails to Green Papaya Salads, and Beef Bo Buns to Veggie Vietnamese Crêpes, the restaurants offer balanced and healthy options.
As a true speciality dining spot, Indochine will also offer an extensive range of wine from both the Old and the new-World.
Hola! Tacos & Cantina
This new fast-casual street food concept will be open for lunch and dinner. Inspired by Latin American & Mexican street dishes and drinks, guests can choose from nachos and blue corn tacos, tasty tamales and authentic beef empanadas to vegetarian tacos or tortilla soup.
A Mexican dinner would not be a true experience without a Tequila! The restaurant offers a range of Tequilas and Mezcals to be savoured with your dinner. And to finish the evening, why not try a sweet treat from the new Mexican Ice Cream Taco Bar?
All is Ready for 8 May 2021
MSC Virtuosa is MSC Cruises' latest addition and was scheduled to launch in November 2020. As with everything in the last year, the pandemic halted all operations, even for Europe’s biggest cruise line.
The 6,334-passenger ship, MSC Virtuosa, is due to sail on her maiden voyage on 8 May 2021, 7 months after her initial planned sail date of 8 November 2021.
The Virtuosa will be sailing on a 7 night round trip from Kiel, Germany and calling at Copenhagen, Denmark, Geiringer, Aalesund and Flam in Norway.
Together with sister-ship MSC Grandiosa, MSC Virtuosa is MSC Cruises' largest ship to date, 331 metres long, 181,000 tons, 2,405 cabins and costing a sizable EUR 800 million (USD 948 million). The ship was built in Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint Nazaire, France.