MSC Cruises

November 28, 2011 10:00 ET

Readers Name MSC Cruises a Repeat Winner for 'Best Onboard International Experience' in Annual Porthole Poll

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - Nov 28, 2011) - For the second year in a row, MSC Cruises has received Porthole Cruise Magazine's Readers' Choice Award for "Best Onboard International Experience."

For the 13th consecutive year, readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine, a leading cruise publication, voted via mail, fax and online in a variety of categories.

"With a great mix of guests, cuisine and entertainment on board, MSC Cruises offers a unique international ambience," said Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine. "Our readers who have experienced the product clearly recognize this, and I congratulate MSC on its win."

"This award is especially significant because it was decided by the magazine's readers -- our guests. It is rewarding to know that our guests continue to recognize and enjoy the unique international flavor of an MSC Cruises experience," said Richard E. Sasso, president and CEO of MSC Cruises (USA), Inc.

"MSC Cruises has always prided itself on the international experience we offer our guests, from the cuisine and entertainment to the crew and overall ambiance, whether they cruise with us in the Caribbean, Canada/New England, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, South Africa or South America," Sasso said.

For more information about MSC Cruises, visit us online at, call 877-665-4655, or contact a local travel professional.

About MSC Cruises:
MSC Cruises is a privately-held, family-owned, Italian cruise line with a fleet of 11 ships: MSC Magnifica, MSC Splendida, MSC Fantasia, MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra, MSC Musica, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia, MSC Opera, MSC Lirica and MSC Melody. Its 12th ship, MSC Divina, a sister ship to MSC Fantasia and MSC Splendida, debuts in May of 2012. The fleet cruises year round in the Mediterranean and seasonally in Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, US and Canada, South America, the Indian Ocean, and South and West Africa.

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