Cruise Industry Posts

The stories in this section are all about the cruise ship industry.

The last time I was here in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea commissioning a Sea Tel marine VSAT system, this beauty was erupting. It took us a bit longer than usual to figure out why we couldn't get the system on satellite.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited have announced that they are cancelling or re-scheduling cruises in order to provide humanitarian assistance to victims of Hurricane Irma. Up to four vessels will be involved in providing supplies and transportation to affected areas including Saint Martin and South Florida. Majesty of the Seas is currently steaming towards Saint Thomas in the U ...

Ships operating in high latitudes are likely to benefit from the new Iridium Next satellite network and Cobham Satcom's new Sailor 4300 unveiled at last week's Nor-shipping show.

If you've visited a maritime trade show in the last year or so, you may have noticed something unusual among the familiar crop of white, mushroom-topped satellite antennas on some of the tech stands. You might have spotted a strange, new, minimal form. In fact you may not have seen the low profile shape at all had it not been surrounded by excited sales people, be-dazzled cus ...

It's exciting to be officially opening our new base in WA this week. We love Fremantle with its nautical heritage and ideal location, putting us that bit closer to our customers and suppliers in the West. As well as offshore, WA is bustling with activity in the cruise, government and commercial maritime sectors. If you are in town, please drop in and meet the team! ...

A sunset pic for Valentines day from a member of our global field service team! Romantic? Perhaps not, but it's still a great view from high up on this cruise ship in Hong Kong harbour. ...

Everyone who makes things for a living understands compromise. Building a super yacht is no different. You might have the biggest budget for the best boat ever, but a yacht is an engineering project and engineers know how to compromise.Today I was looking at this photo of the new junk-inspired sailing yacht A on its first sailing sea trial near Kiel. As a self-confessed sat-com ...

Acutec will provide VAST free-to-air (FTA) TV services, integration and technical support for the many cruise ships now operating in the South Western Pacific. Whilst in the Optus C1/D3 satellite footprint, Australian guests on board will be able to enjoy all the usual FTA TV programming they can see at home. Since the Global Financial Crisis there has been a boom in the regio ...

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