He joined MSC Cargo as a First Officer in 1978, steadily gaining experience and recognition that culminated in his being entrusted with his first command of a cargo vessel in 1989. He continued to captain the Cargo Division’s ships for 22 sailing periods until 2003, when MSC offered him his first command of a cruise ship, the MSC Monterey. Now in his fifteenth season as a Master for MSC Cruises, Antonio comes from a seafaring family and all his brothers are also captains. He has commanded ships in the Lirica Class and MSC Melody.
34 years service with MSC Cruises, 11 years experience as Master