Fred.Olsen renews cellular services

2021-09-26T18:25:37+00:00 September 26th, 2021|Technology|

Wireless Maritime Services (WMS) and Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines have renewed their long-term agreement for cellular services on board the latter’s cruise ships.

With this renewed partnership, Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines guests and crew will continue to stay connected at sea with fast, reliable service available across the globe, WMS claimed.

UK-based Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines, known for smaller ships and personal service, recently acquired two ships as fleet replacements and today operates four cruise vessels.

WMS will exclusively provide cellular connectivity on all four ships – including the new ‘Borealis’ and ‘Bolette’. ‘Borealis’ sailed from Liverpool in July and ‘Bolette’ sailed from Dover in mid-August.

The remaining two vessels are scheduled to resume sailings in the fourth quarter of 2021 and first quarter of 2022.

Damon Impett, Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines Director of IT, said, “We have worked with Wireless Maritime Services for six years, and value their support and service in providing cellular services aboard our fleet.

“Having good connectivity aboard our ships is not only vital for our own business operations, it also provides an invaluable resource to our guests and crew during their time at sea. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with WMS as we resume operations across the rest of our fleet.”

Michael Abdul, Wireless Maritime Services Vice President Sales, added, “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with FOCL. Fred.Olsen has been a wonderful partner to work with and we look forward to providing excellent on board connectivity for their guests and crew in the coming years.”