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Cruise and Ferries

Connectivity that takes the passenger experience to the next level

Connectivity at sea has become an expectation—whether you’re a passenger, captain or crew. Speedcast serves 80% of the top global cruise brands with the largest global maritime network. We are constantly innovating in total bandwidth, with a record-setting 3.174 Gbps delivered to a new cruise ship. We also integrate Starlink, OneWeb and other new platforms into managed services to guarantee quality of service. As the leading communications provider for the cruise and ferry industry, we know how to take your connectivity to the next level, so that business operations run smoothly, and everyone onboard is ready for their next adventure.

Blending VSAT, LEO and cellular for high performance at lower cost

The SIGMA Ecosystem extends from terminals and technology at your remote sites to our cloud-based network management system. It brings together GEO, MEO, LEO and L-band satellite with fiber, microwave and cellular into a single, seamless connection that ensures quality of service while bringing you the capacity and performance of Starlink and OneWeb. It includes high-value applications from cybersecurity as a service to on-network virtual machines for best performance from your critical ship management applications.

Elevating Your Cruise Connectivity Experience

The SIGMA Ecosystem is tailored to meet the specific demands of your cruise and ferry operations, providing robust solutions for today’s connectivity challenges while future-proofing against emerging technologies. With unrivaled performance, reliability, and a suite of high-value applications, we ensure seamless connectivity, entertainment, and news for an exceptional onboard experience.

Key Features

Efficient, Automated Management

The cloud-based SIGMA Ecosystem automatically manages your access to Speedcast’s global networks across VSAT, Starlink, OneWeb, L-band and 4G/LTE to provide a single, seamless experience.

High-Value Applications

SIGMA Ecosystem delivers performance you can depend on – and access to applications including one-touch provisioning, cybersecurity as a service, virtual machines, cloud services and more.

Full Visibility into Your Network

Speedcast Compass is our online customer portal for network monitoring and management, giving you full visibility into the performance of remote sites through a single platform.

Managed internet, entertainment and news for passengers and crew

Speedcast LAUNCH offers passengers and crew on any vessel fully-managed, user-friendly Wi-Fi access to the internet, social media, email, movies, sports, TV programs and periodical content.  Users register and pay on a multi-language portal for the services they want without any addition to your workload.

Putting Starlink Maritime to the test

The cruise and ferry industry is excited by the Starlink promise of high capacity, low latency and low cost bandwidth compared with traditional VSAT. But Speedcast knows how vital uptime, reliability and quality of service are at sea. Before recommending the integration of Starlink into our managed services for cruise ships and ferries, our technical team conducted extensive testing to validate those promises, and give us data needed to provide successful integration.  Watch one of those tests: a sea trial of Starlink aboard a speedboat off the coast of Florida.

Hurtigruten Expeditions completes fleetwide deployment of Starlink

Hurtigruten Expeditions, the world’s largest expedition cruise line, partnered with Speedcast to integrate Starlink for enhanced onboard connectivity. Through multi-month trials and the utilization of Speedcast’s SIGMA Ecosystem, which ensures seamless failover and managed customer experience, Hurtigruten authorized fleetwide implementation. The successful deployment was completed in a matter of months, providing reliable, prioritized traffic and guaranteed service levels.

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