Norwegian Cruise Line to Deliver High Speed WiFi

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<p class="p1"><b style="font-size: 18px;">Norwegian Cruise Line to Deliver High Speed WiFi</b><br></p><p class="p4"><span class="s1"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></p><p class="p5"><span class="s1"><i>Norwegian Cruise Line guests to benefit from quadrupled bandwidth and ground breaking technology from EMC that significantly enhances shipboard WiFi experience</i></span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">Wiesbaden, <a data-cke-saved-href="http://airmail.calendar/2016-05-13%2012:00:00%20CEST" href="http://airmail.calendar/2016-05-13%2012:00:00%20CEST"><span class="s2">May 13, 2016</span></a> - Norwegian Cruise Line has announced it will quadruple the current bandwidth across its Norwegian Cruise fleet in the coming months to meet the rising internet expectations of cruise guests.&nbsp; The quadrupling of bandwidth is part of a long term strategic agreement with EMC to significantly enhance the internet experience onboard all ships in the Company’s fleet.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">To support the new WiFi network, multi-million dollar bandwidth and performance-boosting technology upgrades will be installed fleet-wide before the end of June, including new state of the art satellite dishes, and EMC’s patented SpeedNet program.&nbsp; The SpeedNet program delivers popular websites at speeds that mimic high-speed fiber optic networks, similar to those available in homes and offices.&nbsp; The WiFi experience is further enhanced by the recent deployment of high speed shoreside connectivity in key ports of call.</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">“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,” said Ross Henderson, vice president, onboard revenue, at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.&nbsp; “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,” Henderson continued.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">Norwegian Cruise Line selected EMC based on its priority software, maritime experience, and unparalleled network coverage to provide the highest quality of experience and satisfaction to cruise guests.</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">“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,” said Brent Horwitz, president of cruise and ferry services, EMC.</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">Guests on all Norwegian ships can expect to experience the new, lightning-fast WiFi powered by SpeedNet by July 2016.</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">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.</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s3"><b>About EMC</b></span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">EMC specializes in mission-critical communications and content for organizations and people on the move in the most remote locations. At sea, on land and in the air, the company provides seamless, reliable connectivity and access. EMC leverages its wholly-owned and operated satellite-terrestrial-cellular broadband network with fully meshed Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) interconnected teleports. The company delivers mission-critical communications, Internet, live TV, on-demand video, voice, cellular and 3G/LTE services worldwide. EMC operates in 140 countries and runs 52 global field support centers. The established EMC team, in business for 35 years, with unprecedented infrastructure and 20+ patented technologies, delivers industry firsts time and again. EMC hires and trains its own field engineers to flexibly deploy support quickly around the world. The company tailors its services for the most demanding users of mission-critical applications for the following sectors — energy; cruise and ferries; yachts; commercial shipping; mobile network operators; government; The United Nations (UN) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs); and global enterprises. For more information, visit <a data-cke-saved-href="" href=""><span class="s2"></span></a>.</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">For more information on Norwegian Cruise Line and to book a cruise on one of these exciting new itineraries, visit</span><span class="s4"> <a data-cke-saved-href="" href=""><span class="s5"></span></a></span><span class="s1">.</span></p><p class="p7"><span class="s1"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></p><p class="p7"><span class="s1"><b>About Norwegian Cruise Line</b></span></p><p class="p7"><span class="s1">Norwegian Cruise Line is an internationally operating cruise line headquartered in Miami, Florida with three offices in Wiesbaden, Malta and Southampton overseeing operations in Europe.</span></p><p class="p7"><span class="s1">Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 49-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising. Most notably, Norwegian revolutionized the cruise industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal cruise holiday on their schedule. <a data-cke-saved-href="http://airmail.calendar/2016-05-26%2012:00:00%20CEST" href="http://airmail.calendar/2016-05-26%2012:00:00%20CEST"><span class="s6">Today</span></a>, Norwegian invites guests to “Feel Free” to explore the world on one of 14 purpose-built ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed, resort style cruise holiday on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea.</span></p><p class="p7"><span class="s1">Recently, the line was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the eighth consecutive year, as well as “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” for the third time and “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” for the fourth straight year by the World Travel Awards.</span></p><p class="p7"><span class="s1">The Company recently took delivery of its most innovative ship to date, the 4.200-passenger Norwegian Escape in October 2015 and has three further 4.200-passenger vessels on order at Meyer Werft with delivery in the spring of 2017, 2018 and autumn of 2019.</span></p><p class="p7"><span class="s1">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p7"><span class="s1">High resolution, downloadable images are available at</span><span class="s7"> <a data-cke-saved-href="" href=""><span class="s6"></span></a></span></p><p class="p7"><span class="s1">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p7"><span class="s1">Further information and bookings in travel agencies or at:<br>NCL (Bahamas) Ltd., Wiesbaden Office<br>Continental Europe Branch<br>Kreuzberger Ring 68, 65205 Wiesbaden, Germany<br><br>From Denmark: Tel: <a data-cke-saved-href="tel://+45%2078%2077%2028%2022" href="tel://+45%2078%2077%2028%2022"><span class="s6">+45 78 77 28 22</span></a><br>From Finland: Tel: <a data-cke-saved-href="tel://+358%209%203157%209407" href="tel://+358%209%203157%209407"><span class="s6">+358 9 3157 9407</span></a><br>From France: Tel: <a data-cke-saved-href="tel://+49%201805%2062%2055%2027" href="tel://+49%201805%2062%2055%2027"><span class="s6">+49 1805 62 55 27</span></a> (€ 0,14/min from landline network)<br>From Norway: Tel: <a data-cke-saved-href="tel://+47%2021%2095%2062%2010" href="tel://+47%2021%2095%2062%2010"><span class="s6">+47 21 95 62 10</span></a><br>From Sweden: Tel: <a data-cke-saved-href="tel://+46%208%20403%20087%2002" href="tel://+46%208%20403%20087%2002"><span class="s6">+46 8 403 087 02</span></a><br>From other European countries (toll-free from landline): Tel.: <a data-cke-saved-href="tel://00800%2003%2010%2021%2021" href="tel://00800%2003%2010%2021%2021"><span class="s6">00800 03 10 21 21</span></a>; Fax: <a data-cke-saved-href="tel://00800%2003%2010%2021%2022" href="tel://00800%2003%2010%2021%2022"><span class="s6">00800 03 10 21 22</span></a><br>E-mail: <a data-cke-saved-href="" href=""><span class="s6"></span></a><br>Internet:</span><span class="s7"> <a data-cke-saved-href="file://///nclde/departments/Business%20Drivers/PR/Releases/2014/EU/" href="file://///nclde/departments/Business%20Drivers/PR/Releases/2014/EU/"><span class="s6"></span></a></span></p><p class="p7"><span class="s1"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></p><p class="p7"><span class="s1"><b>Media Contact:</b></span></p><p class="p7"><span class="s1">Jessica Köhler,&nbsp;</span>PR &amp; Communications Executive EMEA</p><p class="p8"><span class="s8">Tel.: <span class="s9"><a data-cke-saved-href="tel://+49%20611%2036%2007%20190" href="tel://+49%20611%2036%2007%20190">+49 611 36 07 190</a>&nbsp;</span></span>Fax: <span class="s9"><a data-cke-saved-href="tel://+49%20611%2036%2007%20095" href="tel://+49%20611%2036%2007%20095">+49 611 36 07 095</a>&nbsp;</span><span class="s8">E-Mail:</span><span class="s10"> <a data-cke-saved-href="" href=""><span class="s11"></span></a></span></p>
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