MSC Offers Agents Spa Package, Appoints UK & Ireland Managing Director

MSC Offers Agents Spa Package, Appoints UK & Ireland Managing Director

MSC Cruises is offering Irish travel agents the chance to win overnight spa packages at the Monart Destination Spa, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, for bookings made on a MSC Yacht Club Suite on board MSC Splendida or MSC Fantasia – until the end of 2013 – and has appointed a new UK & Ireland Managing Director.

To get a chance to win a night of relaxation and pampering at the Monart Destination Spa, Irish travel agents only have to book two passengers on a MSC Yacht Club Suite on board the MSC Splendida or MSC Fantasia – bookings of a MSC Yacht Club Suite should be made between now and 18th August 2013 for passengers to travel between July and October 2013.

To enter the competition and after having made the booking, you should just send an email to Rebecca Kelly at with the booking reference number. A draw will be taken and nine lucky winners will join Rebecca for an overnight stay at the Monart Destination Spa.

MSC Yacht Club is a ship within a ship, located on the foredecks of the MSC Fantasia class ships. As the name implies, MSC Yacht Club offers a cruise experience comparable to sailing on a luxury yacht. Guests enjoy a high level of personal service that begins on arrival: they are greeted by their own personal butler – trained to the standards of the international Butler Academy – who is then available around the clock.

Giles Hawke

MSC Cruises has appointed Giles Hawke as the new UK & Ireland Managing Director in succession to Giulio Libutti, who has left the company by mutual agreement after five years in the post. Giles will take up the position on 13thNovember 2013 and in the interim the MSC Cruises team will be overseen by Corporate Executive Neil Palomba.

Giles Hawke

Giles spent nine years at Crystal Holidays and a year at Highlife Breaks before joining Carnival UK. He was at Carnival UK for nearly 11 years, the last six of which were spent in the role of sales and customer service director.

“We are confident that Giles Hawke will be an excellent addition to MSC Cruises UK & Ireland and look forward to welcoming him on board,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, Chief Executive.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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