Harris CapRock Delivering Enhanced Internet Access for Carnival Cruise Line Fleet
- Carnival implementing new Internet access plans and first-ever social media packages
- Flexible, affordable connectivity a crucial factor in quality of guest experience
- Program enhances Internet access, dramatically increases bandwidth and speed
HOUSTON, March 10, 2015
Harris CapRock Communications, a premier global provider of managed communication solutions, is delivering increased bandwidth levels to enhance Internet access on Carnival Cruise Line ships as part of a fleetwide rollout that enables the line to provide the optimal amount of bandwidth and communications services to its guests.
As part of the program, Carnival is offering passengers a wide range of convenient Internet access options as well as the cruise industry’s first-ever social media package including unlimited access to popular sites and apps such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Snapchat, for a flat rate of $5 per day. Unlike other Internet packages, Carnival’s social media packages provide guests with a flexible, convenient and highly affordable option for updating their favorite social media channels while cruising the open seas.
“Technology plays an increasingly important role in today’s world, even while on vacation. Introducing these new Internet packages offers a strong platform for incorporating additional innovations and ways for utilizing technology to further enhance our guest on-board experience,” said Gabriela Gonzalez, vice president, Guest Technology and Photo Operations, Carnival Cruise Line.
Carnival is upgrading its ship board Internet infrastructure and satellite communications capability, in order to offer these compelling connectivity options for its guests.
“This groundbreaking program is testament to Carnival putting its guests and team members first,” said Rick Simonian, president, Maritime, Harris CapRock. “The demand for bandwidth continues to grow and Harris CapRock is focused on providing it in the most advanced and efficient way possible. Working together, we can ensure that Carnival’s customers enjoy the right level of communications no matter where they are cruising.”
Harris CapRock provides communications services onboard more than 100 Carnival ships across its portfolio of nine global brands, including Carnival Cruise Line. Each ship, including those Carnival Cruise Line vessels involved in the program, leverages Harris CapRock’s hybrid C- and Ku-band network solution.
Harris CapRock Communications is a premier global provider of managed satellite, terrestrial and wireless communications solutions for the maritime and energy markets. Harris CapRock owns and operates a robust global infrastructure that includes teleports on six continents, five 24/7 customer support centers, a local presence in 24 countries and hundreds of global field service personnel supporting customer locations across North America, Central and South America, Europe, West Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Harris CapRock blogs about company news and satellite communications trends in the energy, government and maritime markets at http://www.harriscaprock.com/blog/.
About Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is “The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line®” with 24 ships operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The company has two 133,500-ton ships on order – Carnival Vista, scheduled to enter service in 2016, and an as-yet-unnamed vessel set to debut in 2018.
About Harris Corporation
Harris (NYSE:HRS) is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and about 13,000 employees — including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at harris.com.