OnAir Now Supplies Mobile Phone Service To Three Hapag-Lloyd Ships

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has equipped two more vessels with OnAir’s mobile phone services. MS Hanseatic (seen above in her new Hapag-Lloyd colours) and MS Bremen extend the number of vessels using OnAir’s service to three.

OnAir’s satellite service allows passengers to use their own mobile devices for calls, text messages, email and mobile data. The passengers are billed by their mobile device operator.

“MS Hanseatic and MS Bremen take passengers to the most remote parts of the world, including the polar regions, the Amazon, and the South Seas,” says Paul Goldbeck, Director IT of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

“We are very focused on providing excellent service and with some cruises lasting up to a month, as we have seen from our experience with MS Europa, the ability to stay in touch is crucial for our passengers.”

The OnAir service utilises the ships’ existing satellite system. The equipment can be installed during routine maintenance stops between cruises and the technology has been designed to make it simple to increase capacity according to demand.

“We have been operating on MS Europa for a year now, and it is a gratifying endorsement that Hapag-Lloyd has decided to install our mobile phone services to two further ships,” says Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir.  “We are all increasingly dependent on our phones and it shouldn’t be surprising that cruise ship passengers want to keep in contact.”

Swiss-based OnAir, a joint venture of Airbus and air transport IT specialist SITA, also supplies services for inflight telephony and internet connectivity.

For further imformation on Hapag-Lloyd Cruises worldwide program of luxury and expedition cruises please call Gay Scruton at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk.

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