MSC Cruises’ beautiful MSC Orchestra will welcome a bevy of beautiful women as it hosts the “Miss Italia USA 2009” finals of the Miss Italia del Mondo contest on its March 21 sailing.

Pageant finalists sailing on the cruise were selected during competitions held in Washington, Missouri, Pennsylvania, New York, Long Island, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois and California.

The winner, who will be crowned onboard MSC Orchestra, will travel to Italy in June to compete against the 49 other winners from around the world for the title of Miss Italia nel Mondo 2009.

The ship’s March 21 roundtrip sailing from Fort Lauderdale will visit the Western Caribbean ports of Key West, Florida; Cozumel, Mexico; Georgetown, Grand Cayman; and Cayo Levantado, Dominican Republic.