The annual MSC Cruises “All Stars of the Sea” event to celebrate and reward the Company’s top performing travel agent partners from across the globe opened this weekend on the MSC Fantasia.

The five-day event, staged each year by the Geneva, Switzerland-based global cruise line - number one in Europe, South America and South Africa – will welcome more than 1,800 travel agents.

Travel agents, networks and tour operators representing the more than 150 countries from which the Company sources its guests, will be welcomed onboard for a five day event. Some 200 staff from the Company’s worldwide direct sales force will also take part in the event.

The program of this gathering will include  a series of “MSC Academies” – meetings and workshops to discuss market opportunities, and set future objectives. The event’s climax will be glittering evening ceremonies, where awards for “Best F.I.T. Producer”, “Best Group Producer”, “Best Network”, “Best Initiative”, “Best Online Agent” and “Career Achievement” will be presented per market to the individuals or agencies that have contributed to making 2015 another strong year for MSC Cruises. All awards will be personally presented by MSC Cruises CEO, Gianni Onorato.