Raffaele Ponti

The younger brother of MSC Captain Raffaele Ponti started his career with MSC Cargo in 1979 with the rank of third officer. In 1990 he was given his first command of a cargo ship on MSC Barbara. In 2006, after 23 seasons, MSC Cruises offered him his first command of a cruise ship, on MSC Lirica. Captain Ponti  has commanded Lirica class ships and the MSC Melody.

(Updated 2015)