Princess Cruises Selects MCP for Wireless Comms

press release
Monday, March 12, 2012

Princess Cruises has again selected MCP’s wireless communications service, this time for the new Royal Princess and her sister being built at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. The service has already been implemented on Princess Cruises’ 16 vessels and offers the most reliable end-to-end wireless service available.


Princess Cruises’ latest contract with Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) means that passengers on the new vessels can stay connected while onboard with global roaming capabilities for voice, text and mobile internet conveniently billed to their home carrier.

Additionally, the contract includes the provision of CrewSIM, a service which allows crew members to make and receive voice calls, texts and mobile internet at discounted rates. The new vessels, due for delivery in 2013 and 2014, will get a future-proof, state of the art modern antenna network enabling an eventual migration to 3G and future technologies.

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