The younger brother of MSC Master Raffaele Ponti started his career with MSC Cargo in 1979 with the rank of third officer. In 1990 he was given his first command of a cargo ship on MSC Barbara. In 2006, after 23 seasons, MSC Cruises offered him his first command of a cruise ship, on MSC Lirica. Master Ponti has commanded Lirica class ships and the MSC Melody.
On board MSC Opera*
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