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Marlink delivers future-proof hybrid network solution for unique digital experience on board Exploris One

Advanced hybrid network solution on the expedition cruise ship enhances customer digital possibilities with high throughput and low latency in uncharted locations around the world  

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Knut Natvig
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Oslo and Paris, – Marlink, the leading smart networks and digital solutions company, has installed a complete hybrid network solution for the new French expedition cruise company, Exploris, onboard Exploris One during the vessel’s refit in Valparaiso, Chile.

The solution provided is designed to deliver complete coverage and connectivity to the expedition cruise ship, including LEO from Eutelsat OneWeb, Starlink and Iridium, Marlink GEO VSAT, TV-RO and 5G GSM services. The network solution powers the onboard ethernet/Wi-Fi network and a customer portal. Whether guests are exploring remote islands or venturing into uncharted territories, they can now enjoy seamless, secure connectivity and unparalleled digital experiences onboard.

Designed to serve the French-speaking leisure market, the 144 guest ship began her season in December 2023 to South America and the Antarctic Circle and will offer 32 further departures during its inaugural season.

The programme features itineraries to locations including Antarctica, the Atlantic Islands, Western Europe, Svalbard, Iceland, Greenland, Canadian Arctic and South America. These remote and sometimes harsh locations require a hybrid network able to keep the vessel and its guests connected regardless of conditions.

Marlink’s technical team organised the installation of the antennas, below decks equipment and integration to the ship’s network during an extensive refit which saw the ice-capable vessel prepared for sailing to remote and polar regions.

Exploris has a mission dedicated to bringing new and exciting locations to life for our guests and enabling them to share their experiences with friends and family in real time. Marlink shares our vision of providing excellence to our guests and keeping the vessel safe and connected wherever it is sailing.

Philippe Videau, President, Exploris.

Only Marlink has the expertise to orchestrate complex networks enabling digital services and possibilities onboard and provide them in a solution that supports vessel operations and enables guests to share their experiences. We are delighted to provide Exploris with the very best hybrid solution for Exploris One and wish her well during her maiden season.

Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink.
Delivering Possibilities. Anywhere.

About Marlink

For those operating in the world’s most challenging and remote environments - from merchant vessels to energy companies, humanitarian organisations, offshore and onshore businesses to cruise ships and superyachts - Marlink is the trusted partner for end-to-end managed solutions.

Marlink is a global leader with annual revenues surpassing $800 million and 1.500 employees operating in more than 30 countries. We are proud to support global shipping giants, innovative offshore players and global yachting customers, to make a true difference in their businesses. We achieve this through partnerships that design and deliver possibilities anywhere.

We design, build and manage hybrid network solutions that integrate satellite, terrestrial and digital services into powerful and reliable solutions to help customers think bigger, innovate faster, and operate smarter, even in the most remote environments. We combine managed and professional services - from logistics, delivery and installation to 24/7 customer support and proactive management of network solutions - with advanced digital technologies, including cyber security, IT, IoT/OT and cloud enablement.

Wherever our customers are in the world, we help them optimise and digitise their remote business operations - without the limitations of technology. This gives our customers the peace of mind that their chosen solution is fully optimised and integrated, giving them the confidence to operate more profitably and sustainably by increasing efficiency and security through operational optimisation, monitoring and reporting. 

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About Exploris

Exploris is a French expedition cruise company established in 2021 by Philippe Videau, former co-founder of Ponant. He leads a team of passionate experts dedicated to reviving the human element and emotion in the expedition cruise field.

The company's goal is to ignite the spirit of exploration among its passengers, transforming them into genuine adventurers while fostering an appreciation for the beauty of the destinations they visit.

Exploris strives to cultivate ambassadors for these regions by sharing the enthusiasm of its teams for expeditions.

Additionally, the company caters to nature enthusiasts seeking a blend of relaxation and discovery. It specializes in small-capacity ships renowned for their warm, intimate atmosphere.

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