Speedcast expands relationship with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Speedcast expands relationship with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Speedcast International will deliver additional bandwidth to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s fleet (Image: Royal Caribbean International)

Remote communication and IT solutions provider Speedcast International is to deliver additional bandwidth to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s (RCL) fleet to improve communication services for guests and crew.

Thanks to the extended agreement, Speedcast will deliver fully managed communications solutions and value-added services to 37 ships in the company. This will support shipboard administration, and increased guest and crew usage.

“Speedcast has been an integral part of our long-standing efforts to implement the latest connectivity solutions that allow us to provide enhanced communications for everyone, from our guests onboard to our employees onshore,” said Guillermo Muniz, director of network and satellite engineering at RCL. “We are consistently raising the bar on ship innovation and increasing requirements, and Speedcast is right there with us, collaborating to make sure that we have the infrastructure and support to deliver the best experience.”

Speedcast first started working with RCL in 2006 when it installed a Ku-Band VSAT antenna onboard one vessel to satisfy peak seasonal communication demand in the Brazil region. “We have a true partnership approach to our relationship with RCL,” said PJ Beylier, CEO of Speedcast. “As one of the largest cruise line brands in the world and one of our largest customers, we are proud that it continues to trust our expertise in designing and deploying reliable solutions that connect its ships to shore and provide a premier onboard guest experience. Over the past 11 years, we have seen tremendous growth in RCL’s business, and we look forward to helping the company continue to develop its brands as it introduces new ships and looks for innovative ways to enhance guest and crew experiences.”

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Elizabeth Robinson
By Elizabeth Robinson
Thursday, February 15, 2018