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
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