Experience the Rhythms of South America with MSC Cruises

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (May 9, 2007) – MSC Cruises puts the exciting rhythms and beautiful coastlines of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil at your fingertips with itineraries that combine history, culture and tradition with fun and entertainment.

Three of MSC Cruises contemporary ships will sail along the magnificent coastline of South America in 2007-08, offering a variety of itineraries and itinerary lengths from three vibrant Brazilian ports.

MSC Sinfonia will depart from Buenos Aires, the dynamic capital of Argentina, while MSC Armonia will sail from Rio de Janeiro. MSC Opera will sail roundtrip itineraries from Santos.

“With so many choices, guests can choose the options that are best for them in terms of which exciting South American ports they want to visit and with cruises of 3 to 9 nights, how long they want to cruise,” says Richard E. Sasso, president and CEO of MSC Cruises (USA).

Itineraries feature destinations such as the idyllic beaches of Santos, Arraial and Ilheus; the crystal clear waters of Ilhabela; the rhythms of Salvador de Bahia; and Punta del Este, known as “the Saint Tropez of South America”. Along with the destinations come opportunities to experience the colorful lifestyles and traditions of these enchanting cities.

“The warmth of the South American people combined with the warmth, comfort and service of an MSC Cruises sailing creates an incomparable experience” says Sasso.

Prices range from $319 per person, double occupancy for 3-night mini cruises to $1,099 for 9-night sailings. Government fees and taxes are additional.

Travel to Brazil requires a U.S. passport with a minimum validity of six months and a visa. Check with a local travel agent for details on obtaining a visa.

For more information about MSC Cruises and its South American itineraries, visit www.msccruises.com or a local travel agent.