MSC Cruises, the Italian line that is expanding its presence in
North America, has acquired the former European Stars and renamed
it MSC Sinfonia.
The ship formerly was part of the Festival Cruises, which
operated as First European Cruises in North America. Festival filed
for bankruptcy in Italy in June.
“With the MSC Sinfonia, MSC Cruises reaffirms its determination
to become a leader in the worldwide cruise market,” said President
MSC Cruises has more than doubled its fleet since 2002.