Raffaele Ponti

Master 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. Master Ponti has commanded Lirica class ships and the MSC Melody.