Manfredi Lefebvre Named Mediterranean Cruise Personality of the Year
(1 December 2010) Silversea Cruises today announced that Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, chairman, European Cruise Council, and chairman, Silversea Cruises Group, was named Mediterranean Cruise Personality of the Year, a Seatrade Insider Cruise Award sponsored by the Mauro Terrevazzi Foundation and selected by Seatrade and V.Ships from nominations received.
Mercedes Terravazzi, the widow of Mauro Terrevazzi, cruise industry pioneer and inspirational figure to many, presented the award to Lefebvre yesterday at a Seatrade Med convention event held at the Nice Opera House in the south of France. Terrevazzi passed away in 2009.
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