Inside the largest cruise ship ever to be christened in the UK as it arrives in ...

The largest cruise ship ever to be christened in the UK docked in Southampton today.

The MSC Bellissima, which cost £1billion to construct and can carry a total of 4,500 passengers, sailed in from Saint Nazaire where it was built and it will be christened at an official ceremony tomorrow evening, with Sophia Loren doing the honours. 

Images reveal what the state-of-the-art ship looks like inside, with plush suites and ritzy restaurants. To top it off, there's a large waterpark on the roof. 

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The MSC Bellissima, which is the largest cruise ship to be christened in the UK, arrives at Southampton ready for its naming ceremony tomorrow 

The MSC Bellissima, which is the largest cruise ship to be christened in the UK, arrives at Southampton ready for its naming ceremony tomorrow 

One of the yacht club deluxe suites on board the £1billion ship. This suite has been especially designed for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility 

One of the yacht club deluxe suites on board the £1billion ship. This suite has been especially designed for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility 

The atmosphere pool on the ship's main deck. It is described as having beautiful lighting, a giant screen and an atmospheric design to make the main pool area even more alluring after dark

The atmosphere pool on the ship's main deck. It is described as having beautiful lighting, a giant screen and an atmospheric design to make the main pool area even more alluring after dark

Young cruise passengers can play until their hearts are content in the Junior Lego Club on board the ship 

Young cruise passengers can play until their hearts are content in the Junior Lego Club on board the ship 

In total, there are 12 different restaurants on board the Bellissima, serving everything from sushi to steaks, and 20 bars. 

To make Brits feel at home, there is a classic pub or if it's a glass of bubbles passengers are after, there's a dedicated champagne bar, complete with 20 varieties. 

Another highlight on the huge liner is a custom-build performance stage. MSC splashed £20 million on the attraction as part of its on-going collaboration with Cirque du Soleil. 

The specialised theatre, with a circular stage and more intimate seating arrangement, allows acrobats to perform jaw-dropping stunts while at sea.  

MSC Bellissima will become MSC Cruises' fourth mega-ship to come into service in less than three years as part of the company's ten-year €10.5 billion investment programme

MSC Bellissima will become MSC Cruises' fourth mega-ship to come into service in less than three years as part of the company's ten-year €10.5 billion investment programme

There is a two-deck inside promenade on the ship with a spectacular 262-foot-long LED dome projecting different light displays including the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

There is a two-deck inside promenade on the ship with a spectacular 262-foot-long LED dome projecting different light displays including the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

A view of the impressive LED dome, where different images can be projected to change the environment 

A view of the impressive LED dome, where different images can be projected to change the environment 

The ceiling gives the effect of natural lighting streaming into the shopping mall

The ceiling gives the effect of natural lighting streaming into the shopping mall

The MSC Bellissima seen docked in Southampton with a giant marquee constructed to welcome visitors 

The MSC Bellissima seen docked in Southampton with a giant marquee constructed to welcome visitors 

The ship will depart on her maiden voyage on March 24 taking passengers on a seven-night Mediterranean trip leaving from Genoa, Italy. Above, it is seen today cruising into Southampton 

The ship will depart on her maiden voyage on March 24 taking passengers on a seven-night Mediterranean trip leaving from Genoa, . Above, it is seen today cruising into Southampton 

Passengers on board the MSC Bellissima will also be able to experience what it is like to drive at top speeds in an F1 simulator 

Passengers on board the MSC Bellissima will also be able to experience what it is like to drive at top speeds in an F1 simulator 

For passengers wanting lighter bites, they can dine at HOLA! Tapas Bar from Michelin-starred chef Ramon Freixa

For passengers wanting lighter bites, they can dine at HOLA! Tapas Bar from Michelin-starred chef Ramon Freixa

There are slides and other attractions aplenty on board MSC Bellissima's water park, called the Arizona Aquapark, pictured 

There are slides and other attractions aplenty on board MSC Bellissima's water park, called the Arizona Aquapark, pictured 

A table set for dinner inside the Posidonia Restaurant, which 

A table set for dinner inside the slick Posidonia Restaurant. There are 12 different restaurants on board the boat

Along with Cirque du Soleil performances, other entertainment offerings include a theatre with Broadway-style shows and a two-deck inside promenade

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