MSC adds European Stars to fleet

FORT LAUDERDALE -- MSC Cruises purchased the European Stars, a 1,500-passenger ship that was operated by the former Festival Cruises, for about $270 million.

The ship is to start service in the Mediterranean in March, said Rick Sasso, the line's U.S. president.

The European Stars is a sister ship to the European Vision, which MSC Cruises bought at auction in April and renamed the Armonia.

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