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MSC CRUISES HONORED BY CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER AS A FINALIST IN MAGAZINE‘S 2008 WORLD SAVERS AWARDS

One of 38 Companies Selected Worldwide as a Leader in Social Responsibility
 
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (August 18, 2008) – Condé Nast Traveler has named MSC Cruises a finalist in the magazine‘s 2008 World Savers Awards. MSC Cruises is one of 38 companies selected worldwide as a leader in social responsibility in the magazine’s September issue (on newsstands Aug. 19, 2008).
 
Seventeen judges reviewed 142 applications and rated how applicants exercise social responsibility in five key areas: poverty alleviation, cultural and/or environmental preservation, education, wildlife conservation, and health. Thirty-eight finalists were named and the final winners were determined by compiling the judges‘ overall rankings. (The full list of finalists, detailing the areas in whieh they are being honored, is below).
 
The finalists will be recognized at the World Savers Awards ceremony on Sept. 23rd at the 2nd Annual Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Congress in New York City.
 
"These finalists are prime examples of how the world‘s hotels, airlines, cruise lines and tour operators can inspire their peers to improve our world," said Deputy Editor for Special Projects Dorinda Elliott. "The efforts by these World Savers, from building schools and furnishing much-needed medical supplies to restocking wildlife reserves and dispensing mirco-loans, are models for the entire travel industry.“
 
"We are honored to be recognized by Condé Nast Traveler for the work we do," said Richard E. Sasso, president and CEO of MSC Cruises (USA).  "MSC Cruises has always been environmentally conscious and has implemented numerous sustainable programs to help safeguard the environment.“
 
MSC Cruises, the fastest growing cruise line with the youngest fleet, has nine ships: MSC Poesia (third flagship of the "Musica" class), MSC Orchestra, MSC Musica, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Opera, MSC Armonia, MSC Lirica, MSC Melody, MSC Rhapsody, cruising in the Mediterranean year round and seasonally in Northern Europe, Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, South America, Indian Ocean and South Africa. In the fall of 2008 and spring of 2009, MSC Fantasia and MSC Splendida, respectively, will be launched. These will be the largest ships ever built by a European ship owner. Then in the fall of 2009, MSC Magnifica, the fourth ship in the" Musica" class, will enter service. By the end of 2009, MSC Cruises will have the most modern fleet in the world with a total of 12 vessels.
 
About Condé Nast Traveler
Travel publications often accept free travel and accommodations.  Condé Nast Traveler does not, and its correspondents, as far as possible, travel anonymously.  They experience travel the way consumers do, both the good and the bad, and report on it fairly and honestly.  Condé Nast Traveler has a circulation of over 800,000 and is published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc. Condé Nast Traveler‘s website is cntraveler.com.
 

The 2008 Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Awards Finalists:
POVERTY ALLEVIATION
Winner: Campi Ya Kanzi
Runner Up: Accor
Honorable Mentions: Cathay Pacific, Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Disney Cruise Line, Phinda Private Game Reserve, Journeys Within

PRESERVATION
Co-Winners: Vail Resorts and Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Honorable Mentions: Virgin Atlantic Airways, Montage Laguna Beach, Disney Cruise Line, Evason Phuket & Six Senses Spa, Journeys Within

EDUCATION
Winner: Montage Laguna Beach
Runner Up: Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
Honorable Mentions: Lufthansa, Disney Cruise Line, Phinda Private Game Reserve, Nkwichi Lodge, Abercrombie & Kent

WILDLIFE
Winner: Phinda Private Game Reserve
Runner Up: Disney Cruise Line
Honorable Mentions: Cathay Pacific. Montage Laguna Beach, Banyan Tree, Campiya Kanzi, Metropolitan Touring

HEALTH
Winner: Journeys Within Our Community
Runner Up: Air France
Honorable Mentions: Jai Mahal Palace,  Holland America, Six Senses, Phinda Private Game Reserve, Nukubati Island Great Sea Reef

OVERALL FINALISTS:
British Airways, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Willard InterContinental, Washington DC, MSC Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas, Fairmont, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Anantara Resort Golden Triangle. Puntacana Resort & Club, Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Micato Safaris, Rios Tropicales, Thomson Safaris

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