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Expedia CruiseShipCenters and TravelBrands - Encore Cruises Recognized as Partners of the Year

MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line, today announced the Canadian winners of its 6th Annual MSC True Partnerships’ Awards.
“2018 proved to be MSC Cruises’ best year yet in Canada as we introduced another mega ship MSC Seaview,” said Ian Patterson, director of business development for MSC Cruises in Canada.. “Our dedicated partners in Canada have been integral to our expansion and continued success, and we’re thrilled to applaud their hard work and continued support as we introduce another two ships this year, MSC Bellissima, which recently launched this March, and MSC Grandiosa, launching in November.”
The 2018 MSC True Partnerships’ Awards are presented to MSC Cruises’ 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. Recipients of the award in the U.S. were recently announced.
MSC Cruises True Partnerships’ Awards Canadian winners include:
Canadian Retail Partner of the Year
Expedia CruiseShipCenters
Canadian Tour Operator Partner of the Year
Travel Agent Partner of the Year, Western and Central Canada
Pacific National Travels
Travel Agent Partner Ontario
UCruising of Unionville
Travel Agent Partner Quebec and Atlantic Canada
Expedia Cruiseshipcenters, Laval
MSC Cruises offers guests a sophisticated and internationally-inspired experience on board some of the most beautifully-designed ships at sea. Currently in the midst of an industry-unprecedented $15.6 billion USD investment plan (≈$20.9 billion CAD), MSC Cruises will expand its current fleet of 16 ships to 29 ships by 2027. As part of its strategic growth, MSC Cruises is committed to strengthening its presence in North America, providing travelers more options for cruising to some of the most high demand destinations in the region. By the end of 2019, MSC Cruises will have four ships sailing from Miami — MSC Seaside, MSC Divina, MSC Armonia and MSC Meraviglia.