MSC Cruises Announces Kids Sail Free Promotion

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FORT LAUDERDALE – July 26, 2006

MSC Cruises special œKids Sail Free holiday offer has proven so popular that the line is extending it to nearly all of its winter 2006-07 Caribbean season sailings.

œThe ˜Kids Sail Free program combined with special promotional rates makes this an incomparable family vacation value and a trip the whole family will never forget, adds Jim Henwood, senior vice president of sales, marketing and passenger services for MSC Cruises (USA).

Youngsters ages 17 and under sharing a stateroom with two full-fare-paying adults sail free on MSC Lirica and MSC Opera on nearly all of the ships roundtrip sailings from Fort Lauderdale. Most cruise-only departures are priced at $1,150 per person (double occupancy) or less. Since a limited number of staterooms are available in conjunction with the œKids Sail Free offer, guests are encouraged to book early.

Families will enjoy MSC Cruises variety of itineraries, including Costa Rica, West Indies, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Panama, Colombia, Bahamas, St. Thomas, Grand Cayman, and Mexico. In addition to beautiful beaches (including the cruise lines private paradise off the coast of Samana in the Dominican Republic and fascinating cultural experiences, shore excursions are available to such historic sights as the Panama Canal

Through it all, guests can enjoy the œBeautiful. Passionate. Italian. experience as only MSC Cruises can present it.

œOur Italian officers and international staff create an environment that allows all our guests “ no matter what their age “ to enjoy a vacation like no other, says Henwood.

The entire family can enjoy a vacation with a truly Italian flavor while visiting some of the Caribbeans most memorable destinations. The adults can relax knowing that, while they are working out in the gym, being pampered in the spa or swimming on deck, the youngsters are enjoying themselves, too.

Since accommodations, onboard meals (featuring authentic Italian dishes, international delights and a childrens menu featuring younger-set favorites such as hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza) and European-style entertainment on the ship is included, Mom and Dad will know the bulk of their vacations cost before setting sail.

œGive yourself and your family a memorable experience and let MSC Cruises take you all to the Caribbean. says Henwood. œWhether it is parents or grandparents taking advantage of the free kids program, MSC will create a memorable experience in the Caribbean for all.

For more information about MSC Cruises, visit www.msccruises.com or a local travel agent.