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MSC Cruises Extends Partnership with Major Airlines

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Take a look at when each cruise line will resume cruises once again due to the current state of travel around the world.

MSC Cruises is getting cozier with a major European Arline which can only benefit guests.

MSC Cruises, French-based Air France, and Dutch Airline KLM today signed a global agreement offering exclusive services and greater flexibility for holidaymakers booking Fly&Cruise holiday packages. Thanks to this, MSC Cruises guests will now be able to combine their cruise holidays packages with flights from and to virtually any airport in the world served by Air France-KLM as well as receive other dedicated benefits making for a seamless holiday experience. The new global partnership further strengthens and extends an existing agreement with Air France-KLM which offers high level of service and great connectivity between France, Cuba and other Caribbean destinations.

Gianni Onorato, MSC Cruises’ Chief Executive Officer, commented:

“We are delighted to further extend our partnership with Air France-KLM. As Fly&Cruise packages are ever more instrumental in providing an all-inclusive and consistent cruise experience, more of our guests can now benefit from Air France-KLM’s and our Company’s impeccable joint-service from the minute they leave their homes.”

Through this partnership, MSC Cruises and Air France-KLM are committed to delivering best-in-class experiences for cruise guests all across the world. Flights operated by, Air France, KLM and HOP! Air France will provide the outstanding level of service that MSC Cruises guests expect in connection with their cruise holiday. Moreover the airline’s extensive network will allow more international guests to choose an MSC Cruises holiday of their preference, anywhere in the world.

Fly&Cruise packages have proven to be successful with MSC Cruises’ guests and since 2012, the number of Fly&Cruise packages sold has tripled and is expected to grow by another 60% in the following two years. By the end of 2017, nearly 250,000 MSC Cruises guests are expected to choose a cruise holiday experience inclusive of flight.

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