Captain Ponti started his career with MSC Cargo in 1982 with the rank of first officer. He was given his first command of MSC Cargo vessels four years later in 1986, and went on to command these vessels for 21 seasons. Due to his extensive experience, especially on larger and new generation vessels, in 2005 MSC offered him his first command of a passenger vessel. Captain Ponti is in his 12th season of commands on MSC passenger vessels, of which three have been the largest class, Fantasia. Captain Ponti has commanded all classes of the MSC Cruises' fleet, apart from MSC Melody.
On board MSC Preziosa*
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