MIRAMAR, Fla., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), the global provider of communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, today announced that it will provide VSAT satellite communication, crew calling and Internet services aboard Ocean Star Cruises' first ship, the MV Ocean Star Pacific. The ship is set to start service in the Mexican Riviera, sailing three-, four- and seven-day itineraries from Manzanillo and Acapulco, starting April 10.
"We elected to partner with MTN based on their track record of technology innovation and best-in-class support that is proven throughout the cruise industry," said Diderik Van Regemorter, COO at Ocean Star Cruises. "Today, customers expect to have 24/7 connectivity, and through this partnership with MTN, we will be able to deliver quality services and secure communications to enhance our crew and guest experience."
MTN will provide a full range of satellite communication services for guests and crew, including onboard cellular phone service, OceanPhone® crew calling, inbound dialing and Internet services with complete Wi-Fi coverage.
"This is the first national cruise line based in Mexico and Ocean Star Cruises understands that first impressions are everything. This means delivering a world-class environment, outstanding entertainment as well as state-of-the-art technology services," said Brent Horwitz, senior vice president of MTN. "Passengers demand that their communications needs are as reliable and accessible at sea as they are on land. We have the technology services that will not only meet, but exceed, crew and passenger expectations."
About MTN Satellite Communications
MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) is the leading global provider of communications, connectivity, and content services to remote locations around the world. MTN's maritime VSAT solutions and global satellite communications network offer the reliability that only "Always On – Always Available" systems can provide. More than 600 vessels and land-based terminals worldwide, including cruise ships, commercial ships, offshore drilling and production sites, government and military vessels, private yachts, and ferries depend on MTN's voice and data networks to allow them to "be in the middle of nowhere and at the center of everything." Premium services include remote access for Internet, fixed and mobile phones, fax, television, onboard newspapers, banking services, direct payroll deposit for crew, and other enterprise solutions. MTN is based in Miramar, Fla. and has offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.mtnsat.com.
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