Dawn with MSC Poesia in the background.
According to a filing with the state of Florida, MSC Cruises USA has furloughed 128 employees, citing the COVID-19 crisis.
The furloughs include 55 cruise consultants, 10 home-based cruise consultants, five contact centre supervisors, eight group advocates and various other titles.
The company has its U.S. headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and said it hopes the furloughs are temporary.
MSC has four ships based in the United States with aspirations to grow. The Seaside, Armonia, Divina and Meraviglia serve the U.S. market.