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Marlink’s next generation network solution enhances onboard digital experience at TUI Cruises

Marlink integrates Starlink LEO connectivity into managed next generation network solution to enhance the digital experience onboard Mein Schiff vessels

Marlink & TUI Cruises
Mein Schiff expedition cruise on the fjords of Norway – Credit TUI Cruises

Oslo and Paris, – Marlink, the leading smart network and digital solutions company, is providing new capabilities to long-term customer TUI Cruises on its Mein Schiff fleet, augmenting its managed hybrid network solution with Starlink LEO connectivity.

Marlink will install its Sealink NextGen network solution – combining low-latency LEO connectivity with global 4G/5G and C/Ku-band VSAT - on the combined fleet of six existing Mein Schiff vessels and two newbuildings. These different connectivity links will be orchestrated by Marlink’s SD-WAN solution, which manages and optimises the routing of traffic across the network and is backed by a service level agreement with global uptime guarantees.

Managed and scalable to meet requirements of cruise passengers and to cater for special events onboard, Marlink’s Sealink NextGen network solution will maximise the digital experience for guests and crew onboard the Mein Schiff vessels.

Marlink has provided communication network solutions for TUI Cruises and its Mein Schiff fleet since 2018 and will add Sealink NextGen to six existing Mein Schiff-vessels between 2,500 and 2,900 passengers and two newbuildings due in service by summer 2024 and the winter of 2024/2025.

Marlink’s internet solutions provide us with the technology we need to make our guests’ wishes come true and keep our crews connected. Enabling LEO internet services across the Mein Schiff fleet represents a new era in experiences that will enhance the onboard experience

Dietrich Koch, Director IT Commercial, IT Security & Newbuild, TUI Cruises

Our long-standing relationship with TUI Cruises is testament to our commitment to deliver possibilities that overcome their challenges and fulfil the needs of guests and crew. Whether the fleet is in the most popular locations or remote latitudes, it can be assured that our solutions will support an exceptional digital user experience. 

Tore Morten Olsen, President, Maritime, Marlink

About Marlink

For companies operating in the world’s most challenging environments – from merchant vessels to offshore and onshore energy operations, from humanitarian organisations to cruise ships and superyachts – Marlink creates and delivers possibilities, anywhere.  

Marlink is a managed service provider and global leader in remote ICT solutions with annual revenues surpassing $800 million and 1,500 employees operating in more than 30 countries.  

Wherever our customers are in the world, we deliver them possibilities to work smarter and to operate more effectively, more safely, more sustainably - without the limitations of technology.  

With our possibility platform, we enable a comprehensive suite of end-to-end managed solutions (Connectivity, Network, Cybersecurity, Cloud & IT, IoT & Apps), supported by professional services, unmatched global operations and delivery capabilities and local support teams.

As a global company with a local focus we help make tomorrow’s possibilities today’s realities.

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