MSC Cruises speaks to the future of travel at CES 2020


MSC Cruises yesterday spoke at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas about the future of travel, and the technology that will enable it. As a major innovator in the industry and a respected voice in the category, MSC Cruises’ Chief Business Innovation Officer Luca Pronzati was invited to join moderator Michelle Toh of CNN Asia and panelists Peggy Fang Roe of Marriot and Mara Winn of DHS TSA to share insights and predictions around ‘The Travel Experience of the Future.’ Together, they discussed the ways in which hotels, airlines and cruise lines are leveraging technology to enhance the guest experience.
The innovations that MSC Cruises brings to cruising are also innovations brought to the wider hospitality industry, and during yesterday’s panel, Mr. Pronzati spoke to these changes and offered his perspective on the direction of the industry.
Speaking on technology’s role in the future of the guest experience Mr. Pronzati commented: “For MSC Cruises, technology is allowing us to give guests a more personalised service. By combining the latest guest-centric technologies with physical human interaction we can offer a seamless and tailored cruise experience. With the future in mind, we developed our MSC for Me digital ecosystem with the ability to add new features to better meet the needs of our guests.”
A proven leader in the space, MSC Cruises is known for its innovation by design approach. It’s industry leading MSC for Me digital platform has been built into the very design of its new ships and has been incorporated into every step of the development process from conception to construction.
Since its 2017 debut, it has revolutionised the ways in which guests are able to customise and personalise their experience. Built for constant evolution, the MSC for Me ecosystem can adopt new features and updates as they are introduced.
Most recently, MSC Cruises debuted an industry-first: a virtual personal cruise assistant called ZOE. Installed directly into guest’s staterooms, the device is equipped to answer hundreds of questions, help guests to book activities and make reservations – in seven languages. The company has been particularly successful in its use of guest-centric technology to create a customised cruise experience for its international clientele.