Cruise Director

Franco Pili

Music has been Franco’s passion from an early age, taking him from his native Sardinia to Germany for his music studies and then a 10-year tour of central and northern Europe as a professional musician. Upon returning to his homeland, Franco worked as a presenter and public relations host at the renowned Forte Village 5-star luxury resort. 

In 1989, he brought his talents to the cruise industry, working with Chandris/Celebrity Cruises as a Cruise Director and show singer until 1994, after which he gained extensive experience in other cruise companies before joining MSC as a Cruise Director in 2004. 

Franco, who now lives near Verona, can speak and naturally sing fluently in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, while also having a basic command of Danish and Dutch. 

11 years service with MSC Cruises, 26 years experience as Cruise Director 

(Updated 2015)