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High season for adventurous destinations as Marlink offers bandwidth in the Northwest Passage

(2 September 2019 - Marlink) Marlink’s expedition cruise clients received a major connectivity boost at the end of July with Marlink’s high-speed internet services for vessels plying the Northwest Passage and other remote destinations.

The rolling out of new coverage, augmented with additional satellites and overlapping beams in the Marlink VSAT network, ensures that adventure cruising is fully connected regardless of destination and sailing route during this peak period.

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New coverage to meet seasonal demands in the Northwest passage. (courtesy: Marlink)

For expedition cruise guests, sailing in luxury to out-of-the-ordinary locations is matched with an expectation that on board connectivity services will be fast and reliable wherever they are. Marlink’s new capacity enables guests to upload videos and photos of their vacation to social media channels, and stay in contact with loved ones and the office.

With newly bolstered Ku-band coverage, Marlink is bringing dependable, high-quality data and voice services to seagoing vessels in the remote arctic waterways of the 900-mile Northwest Passage, an increasingly popular destination for adventure-seekers on cruise ships. The improved satellite services additionally support safe and efficient vessel operations, while the benefits of always-on connectivity are vital for crew welfare and recreation.

“The adventure cruise market is an exciting and rapidly developing category which has come to exemplify the demand for high-speed, high-quality internet services in even the most uncharted corners of the globe,” says Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink.

“Marlink’s services enable cruise companies to develop exciting new itineraries, as reflected by our comprehensive coverage in the Northwest Passage for the summer season, added coverage in other previously under-served regions and the development of special High Speed Zones for bandwidth savvy clients,” adds Olsen.

About the Marlink Group

The Marlink Group is the world’s leading provider of end-to-end managed connectivity and IT solutions. The group which includes Marlink, Telemar, Palantir, Livewire Connections and OmniAccess, provides maritime and enterprise customers with an integrated offering of reliable broadband communications and IT, digital solutions, bridge electronics, and flexible service and maintenance.

The Marlink Group’s unrivalled portfolio of multi-band communication solutions covering Ku-, Ka-, C- and L-band services is augmented with mobile and terrestrial links and an industry-unique range of digital solutions. With more than 1000 employees worldwide, the Group serves enterprise and maritime customers globally, including: Shipping, Offshore, Cruise & Ferry, Yachting and Fishing, as well as Mining, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Humanitarian & NGO, Media & Events.

The Marlink Group delivers solutions with unrivalled service and support through an enhanced global footprint, including a network of sales and service locations ensuring customer proximity. Our 24/7 service desk, local presence on all continents and a network of 1250 service points staffed with highly qualified service engineers support our customers globally to operate their business in an ever smarter, safer and more profitable way.

More than 70 years’ experience, combined with our strong satellite network and hardware manufacturer partnerships, enables Marlink to bring the power of smart connectivity solutions to customers worldwide, helping them to digitalise their remote business operations wherever they are.

The Group is led by Erik Ceuppens as CEO.