MSC releases ‘Childfinder’ on MSC Seaside

MSC releases ‘Childfinder’ on MSC Seaside

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If you are a parent sailing on MSC Seaside you will soon be able to locate your children in public spaces using the MSC for Me app.

The app, which was released back in March, is already up and running on both MSC Meraviglia and MSC Seaside, but doesn’t include the child-finding capability, which launches in a “few weeks” on MSC Seaside.

You will be able to locate your children (from ages 1 to 11) on a map of the ship, so long as your children are in a public space. There are no sensors in the cabins, so it will not tell parents if their children are in their room.

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For now, cruisers can use MSC for Me to find their way around the ship via turn-by-turn directions enabled by 3,275 beacons (essentially serving as onboard GPS satellites). Other functionalities include the ability to make restaurant reservations, book shore excursions or see the day’s schedule.

Further down the road, MSC will not only update the app but the technology onboard its ships as well, adding facial recognition that will enable the ship to push personalized messaging to people as they move through the ship.

Smart cabins are also in the works, as are robotic entertainment and virtual and augmented reality, which should be rolled out on ships in 2019. (Virtual reality is already in use by the future cruise sales office as cruisers on one ship can use VR to see what the experience on a different ship is like.) The line will also be improving its Wi-Fi technology.

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Hayley Inwood

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Hi I’m Hayley, I have recently joined the Cruise Club UK team and I am loving every minute of my time here. I have spent 11 years in the travel industry from selling cruises to package holidays, but I am back doing what I love best-selling and finding perfect cruise holidays for my customers. We all have such a passion for finding your perfect cruise here at Cruise Club UK. I absolutely love cruising and have been lucky enough to go on many of the cruise lines. My favourites being Celebrity cruise line and Royal Caribbean. I love that you get to see a different place each day and when you are at sea you can enjoy the ship and their many activities. Most of the cruise lines are offering great benefits now from on board credit, free all inclusive drinks packages and free car parking in port. I would love you to give me a call today on 0161 798 2571 and I can help organise your dream cruise. Hayley


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