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Marlink delivers high-speed internet to Northwest Passage cruisers

New coverage provided by Marlink will help  meet seasonal demands in the Northwest passage New coverage provided by Marlink will help meet seasonal demands in the Northwest passage

Marlink’s high-speed internet services for vessels plying the Northwest Passage and other remote destinations has delivered a major connectivity boost to its expedition cruise clients.  

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} 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 the peak period.

Newly bolstered Ku-band coverage provides dependable, high-quality data and voice services to seagoing vessels in the remote Arctic waterways of the 900-mile Northwest Passage. 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.

Marlink’s new capacity also enables guests to upload videos and photos of their vacation to social media channels and stay in contact with loved ones and the office.

“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,” said 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,” added Mr Olsen.  {/mprestriction}

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