SpaceX’s Starlink Boosts MSC Connectivity

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MSC meraviglia - MSC Fantasia and MSC Orchestra sailing together - SpaceX Starlink
MSC meraviglia – MSC Fantasia and MSC Orchestra sailing together

MSC CRUISES’ FLEET BOOSTED WITH SPACEX’S STARLINK CONNECTIVITY

Geneva, Switzerland – February 28, 2024  Two thirds of MSC Cruises’ ships are now equipped with SpaceX’s Starlink onboard connectivity and the fleet roll out will be completed by May 2024. 

The low earth orbit solution is providing faster internet speeds, improved wi-fi in cabins and public spaces, reduced latency levels, and lower operational costs for 15 of the line’s fleet of 22 ships following bandwidth and data traffic trials in 2022.

The first of MSC Cruises’ vessels to be equipped with Starlink was MSC Magnifica in December 2022.          

MSC Cruises has seen on board bandwidth consumption continue to rise, driven by both an increase in the number of connected devices and the number of apps that guests like to use.

Starlink will provide MSC Cruises with enough capacity to keep up with the future requirements of its guests and crew, along with the technical requirements of its fleet.  

MSC Cruises’ ships already equipped with Starlink are MSC Divina, MSC Euribia, MSC Fantasia, MSC Grandiosa, MSC Lirica, MSC Magnifica, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Orchestra, MSC Poesia, MSC Preziosa, MSC Seascape, MSC Seashore, MSC Seaside, MSC Seaview and MSC Virtuosa.

MSC Divina New Homeport Port Canaveral
MSC Divina – Equipped with SpaceX’s Starlink

MSC Opera and MSC World Europa will be added this month. The line’s other five ships set for enhanced connectivity ahead of the summer 2024 season are MSC Armonia, MSC Bellissima, MSC Musica, MSC Sinfonia and MSC Splendida.

EXPLORA I, the first of six luxury ships for MSC Cruises’ sister company Explora Journeys, is also equipped with Starlink. EXPLORA II will be fitted with the enhanced connectivity when she sets sail in August 2024. 

MSC Cruises offers a ‘Browse Internet Cruise Package’ and a ‘Browse & Stream Cruise Package’ onboard its fleet that are tailored for its guests to cover the connection and number of devices needed during a sailing.

For more details about MSC Cruises’ internet packages, click here.

About MSC Cruises

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC Cruises is the world’s third largest cruise line and the market leader in Europe, South America, the Middle East and Southern Africa, with a strong and growing presence in North America and the Far East.

The MSC Cruises fleet consists of 22 modern ships with three new vessels due to be launched in 2025, 2026, and 2027.

The Company operates in more than 100 countries around the world, offering cruises across five continents, calling at more than 300 destinations and welcoming more than 180 different nationalities on board.

MSC Cruises is firmly committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions for its marine operations by 2050.

For more information, click here.

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