In , the 12 ships in its ultramodern fleet carried about 1. MSC Cruises is privately-owned, employs about 16, people around the world, and has a presence in 45 countries. Every year, MSC Cruises takes more than 1. In the complex and demanding cruise sector, the company must take advantage of every potential market differentiator. This includes providing reliable, fast Internet access to guests on board its ships. MSC Cruises installed the Palo Alto Networks enterprise security platform and gained control over applications and traffic flow to ensure higher bandwidth for guests and staff along with superior security.
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Every industry vertical is being impacted by digital transformation. Most of the case studies I have seen revolve around retail, healthcare and financial services where the impact is relatively easy to measure. One of the industries that is in dire need of digital technology is cruise lines. My wife and I went on a couple of cruises recently, and everything about the experience was old. For example, the photography staff did a great job of taking pictures of us as we disembarked or going out for the evening. But instead of making the pictures digitally available to view through a portal, the cruise line printed every picture and displayed the last couple of days in a rack with anything older being filed. Finding pictures could literally take hours.
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With the emergence of MSC Cruises as a fourth major player which is likely to be placing regular orders from , though, that top three shares is not likely to grow significantly higher by While Allure Cruise Line is a small North American cruise line, and it currently has three ships in its fleet and is in the process to planning to add new ships and itineraries in the upcoming several years. Asset size? Fleet size? Passenger volume?
By The Maritime Executive. By Tony Munoz. By The Maritime Executive Illustrating the challenges to restart the cruise industry, MSC Cruises has announced a further delay in the return of its second large cruise ship to service. While highlighting the success for its first cruise ship that resumed sailing last month, MSC Cruises changed the program for its second ship.