For a limited time, MSC Cruises is offering free roundtrip airfare from select gateways in conjunction with its 2009 7-night Europe itineraries this summer.

The 2009 Europe Free Air promoton is available on flights from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago O’Hare, Miami, JFK, Newark, Tampa and Orlando.

Rates (including cruise, roundtrip air, air taxes and airport transfers) on select sailings begin at $1,199 per person, double occupancy.

The offer includes select Eastern Mediterranean sailings on MSC Poesia, MSC Musica, MSC Opera and MSC Armonia sailing roundtrip from Venice; MSC Orchestra’s Northern Europe itineraries sailing roundtrip from Copenhagen; and Western Mediterranean itineraries of the new MSC Fantasia and MSC Splendida (which debuts this summer) sailing from Barcelona.

Bookings must be made by April 30, 2009. A $250 per person non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking.