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MSC Cruises Recognizes Leading Travel Partners With 2015 MSC True Partnership Award

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | MSC Cruises | February 18, 2016

MSC Cruises Recognizes Leading Travel Partners With 2015 MSC True Partnership Award

PHOTO: Winners at the Cruise Planners National Conference in Palm Beach, Florida (photo courtesy of MSC Cruises)

In conjunction with “Share the Love” month, MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned global cruise line, announced the winners of its 3rd Annual MSC True Partnership Awards.

“MSC’s travel partners are a crucial part of our success,” says Richard Sasso, president, MSC Cruises USA. “We greatly appreciate all the efforts of our valued partners who have truly raised awareness about our brand in the North American market. We are excited to honor our top partners of the year and congratulate them on their hard work.”

Awards are presented to the line’s top performing North American travel partners for the year based on overall business growth in revenue and guests and continuous partnership support and innovative marketing efforts that drive increased consumer awareness.

“Over the month of February, our ‘Share the Love’ month initiative is dedicated to recognizing the travel agent distribution for their ongoing support of the MSC Cruises’ brand,” said Ken Muskat, executive vice president. “It seemed to be the most appropriate time to recognize the best of the best of MSC’s travel partners who have truly assisted in the elevation of our brand. We are looking forward to continuing to work with all our partners as MSC expands in the North American market.”

The Complete List of Award Winners includes: 

• President’s Award for Overall Partner of the Year

Winner: International Cruise and Excursions, Inc. (ICE) Gallery

• Home-Based Partner of the Year

Winner: Cruise Planners

• Online Partner of the Year

Winner: Expedia

• Consortium Partner of the Year

Winner: TravelSavers

• Northeast Account of the Year

Winner: Military Cruise Deals

• Southeast Account of the Year

Winner:  Worldwide Cruises, Owner: Felicia Aceituno

• Canadian Account of the Year

Winner:  Sunwing

• Canadian Consortium Account of the Year:

Winner: Expedia Cruise Ship Centers

SOURCE: MSC Cruises press release

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