MTN extends 12-year partnership with cruise giant

MTN Communications (MTN) has announced that Prestige Cruise Holdings (Prestige) has extended the companies' 12-year relationship and will be introducing new communications services to its three-ship Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet and five-ship Oceania Cruises operation.

In addition, the contract has extended to the much-anticipated Seven Seas Explorer. Currently under construction and joining the Regent Seven Seas fleet in summer 2016, it is designed to be the most luxurious ship ever built.

MTN delivers a complete communications solution including MTN Worldwide TV (MTN TV), internet and voice services for passengers and crew, including the maritime-specific voice app for calling and messaging on board and ship-to-shore. Prestige pioneered the launch of this app, the MTN OceanPhone Mobile, on board several of its vessels. OceanPhone Mobile leverages vessel Wi-Fi infrastructure and the reliable MTN network so crew can call and message with family and friends using their own smartphones and tablets.

Kunal S. Kamlani, president of Prestige Cruise Holdings commented, "The investment made to enhance ship-board connectivity through our partnership with MTN helped us expand the all-inclusive luxury experience found on Regent Seven Seas Cruises by becoming the only cruise line to offer complimentary unlimited Internet service. We fully recognise the importance that our guests place on staying connected with friends and family as they explore the world." 

Brent Horwitz, senior vice president and general manager of MTN said, "Prestige has been a true partner in incorporating and supporting some of the latest technologies available in the industry, including the cruise industry's first-to-market mobile app. We share a parallel interest in delivering an experience unmatched in the industry when it comes to communications and content. We are proud of our track record with Prestige."

For more information visit MTN Communications.

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