He graduated from the Nautical institute Francesco Caracciolo in 1983 and immediately after proceeded to work on cargo ships with rank of Deckhand and then moved up in different ranks. In 1996 he was promoted First Officer.
Captain Battinelli joined MSC after twenty years of experience with Carnival Cruise Lines. Despite his prestigious career, Stefano underwent a month of training before becoming the MSC Orchestra Captain in December 2017. Captain Battinelli has a wide experience in New Building and has been in charge of various classes of ships including those with adjustable propulsion.
On board MSC Orchestra*
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