Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Employ OnAir Phone Services

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises passengers can now remain in touch in the most remote corners of the world. The luxury cruise operator is adding OnAir’s mobile phone services, already deployed on MS EUROPA, to its two Expedition ships, MS HANSEATIC and MS BREMEN. OnAir’s satellite service was designed to allow passengers to use their own mobile devices just as they do on dry land, for calls, text messages, email and mobile data. Usage is billed by the passenger’s mobile operator, in the same way as international roaming, making it very simple to use. The OnAir service uses the ships’ existing satellite system, and the relevant equipment can be installed during routine maintenance stops between cruises. The technology has been designed to be scalable, meaning it is simple to increase capacity to meet demand.

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