MSC Bellissima sets record for largest cruise ship to dock at the Port of Keelung

The largest cruise ship to ever dock at the Port of Keelung sailed into the harbor today, May 4, bringing more than 4,600 visitors to the harbor city and Taiwan’s capital, Taipei.

The MSC Bellissima sailed into the harbor at around 6:00 am, and was greeted by tugboats with a water salute.

The 315-meter-long ship is operated by MSC Cruises, and has 19 decks, 2,217 cabins, 18 elevators, and three swimming pools. There are 1,564 personnel on board to serve up to 5,700 passengers.

MSC Bellissima is scheduled to depart Keelung at 7:00 pm this evening bound for Ishigaki Island, Japan.

The ship is scheduled for regular visits to the port throughout the 2023-2024 summer and winter cruise season.

Picture: 洪敦智

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