October 1, 2013
Pierfrancesco Vago Holding Award

Pierfrancesco Vago Holding Award

Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises was recently named Seatrade European Cruise Personality Of The Year at Seatrade Europe 2013 in Hamburg.

“As CEO of MSC Cruises Pierfrancesco Vago guided the business through a series of strategic moves which has seen the fleet grow three-fold through a €6 billion new build programme, with the most recent new vessel MSC Preziosa, launched earlier this year. His leadership of over 15,500 employees in 45 countries is dynamic, open-minded and characterised by a focus on team building” said Mary Bond, Editor, Seatrade Insider.

MSC sails throughout the year in the Mediterranean as well as seasonally in southern Africa, northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, the French Antilles, South America, the Canary Islands and the United Arab Emirates.

MSC offers cruising with an Italian flair with their twelve ship fleet of MSC Preziosa, MSC Divina, MSC Splendida, MSC Fantasia, MSC Magnifica, MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra, MSC Musica, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia, MSC Opera and MSC Lirica.

DSC00003MSC makes cruising the Mediterranean even easier and convenient with their choice of embarkation ports. Instead of having only one embarkation port as shown in the itinerary, MSC allows passengers to choose from specified ports where to begin their cruise, which will also end at the same port.

If two 7 night Mediterranean cruises are booked back to back, MSC even offers free transfers between Genoa and Venice.

Great news for seniors, they get a discount per cabin if two people aged over 65 are sharing a cabin together. Don’t forget, children under 18 sharing a cabin with two adults travel free, only paying the port charges.

From 16 March 2014, for cruises from Genoa or Venice around the Mediterranean for 7 nights or more, a limited number of cabins will be offered with zero single surcharge.

Sandra Tiltman