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

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (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.

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