MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa, announced next-generation connectivity across its entire fleet and new internet packages designed around the Internet access needs of today’s holidaymakers. This will provide guests with fast, reliable access to the web and simple, easy to use packages, thus further enhancing key aspects of the onboard experience with seamless, latest-generation connectivity and the ability to share their unforgettable memories with friends and loved ones whilst at sea.
Working with Marlink, a pioneer of business critical communication solutions for customers operating in remote environments, MSC Cruises will provide dynamic bandwidth to its 12 existing ships as well as the next-generation ships currently under construction including MSC Meraviglia and MSC Seaside. No matter the itinerary of the ships, which touch nearly 183 ports across five continents, guests will receive continuous high-bandwidth global access. .
Gianni Onorato, MSC Cruises CEO commented: “We are constantly seeking new ways to innovate and enhance guest experience aboard what is already the most modern fleet at sea. We know that staying connected whilst on holiday is increasingly more important to our guests, hence we are rolling out state-of-the-art technology to allow them to stay connected whether they are looking to share experiences and memorable moments, stay in touch with friends and family, need to stay on top of work emails or simply catch up with daily news.”
This announcement reflects MSC Cruises’ position as an innovative and forward-thinking cruise line by offering one of the most advanced guest connectivity services available at sea. With several hundred Mbit/s available in the Marlink Sealink Cloud, MSC Cruises will deliver a whole new Internet and social media accessibility experience for guests that are hungrier than ever for cost-effective, reliable internet access for whilst on board.
The new offering includes affordable internet packages with guests’ Internet and social media access habits in mind. The packages have been designed to make it easy for guests to select the right package for their needs even prior to embarkation. They will be easy to pre-purchase and play online, easy to upgrade and recharge on board whilst managing the consumption of each device.
Guests will have the choice of either per day pricing or per cruise pricing which is for your total cruise days:
The Social Package is aimed at those who need to be connected 24/7 to social media but have a limited budget allowing to post pictures and chat with friends. This includes popular social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Snapchat, WeChat, Pinterest. Prices from $7.00 per day / $23.00 for a full seven day cruise
The Surfer Package is designed for moderate Internet users who want to be updated on what’s hot, surfing the web for news, sports scores and to catch up on emails. This package also includes access to social media platforms as per the Social Package. Prices e from $16.00 per day / $25.00 for a full seven day cruise.
The Streamer Package has been created for heavy Internet users who need access either for work or for fun and want to be connected without any limitation with the best possible quality. This package gives full Internet and social media access, including audio and video. Prices from $31.00 per day / $93.00 for a full seven day cruise.
The new services are currently being rolled out across the entire fleet over the coming months.