Norwegian Cruise Line To Deliver Super Fast Internet By July 2016

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Oh my, we just reported days ago of rival cruise line Royal Caribbean rolling out the super fast VOOM internet across the fleet. Now NCL has just announced that the entire fleet including sister cruise lines will be having fast internet services from July 2016.

The cruise line revealed that it will quadruple the current bandwidth which also includes Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises ships. The super fast internet service is being brought to guests via an agreement with EMC and its patented SpeedNet program.

Ross Henderson, vice president, onboard revenue, at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings said:

“With the addition of new hardware, combined with the significant increase in satellite bandwidth, shoreside connectivity and EMC’s SpeedNet, we have moved beyond the decade old problem of slow data speeds from satellite to deliver a much more efficient and faster internet experience for our guests,”

“Our guests can consume content, post to social media, and stay in touch with family and friends on the ships’ network just as they are used to on land”

All the ships will be getting the upgrade and guests will be able to enjoy the faster connections from July 2016. The improved technology and infrastructure will be installed throughout the fleet by the end of June. The wifi is also being enhanced thanks to recently deployed high-speed shoreside connectivity in key ports of call.

Brent Horwitz, president of cruise and ferry services, EMC said:

“This is testament to our giant leaps forward in the cruise sector, thanks to our patented, purpose-built and differentiated products, and our unmatched worldwide support,”

Regent Seven Seas Cruises guests enjoy complimentary WiFi, as part of the line’s most inclusive luxury cruise experience. Oceania Cruise guests sailing under the current OLife Choice promotion and Norwegian Cruise Line guests who selected free WiFi as part of the company’s Free at Sea promotion will also enjoy the new internet experience on their cruise. For those purchasing a plan, per minute packages as well as unlimited access packages are available for pre-book or onboard.