MIRAMAR, Fla., September 16, 2021 - Wireless Maritime Services (WMS) and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have renewed their long-term agreement for cellular services onboard Fred. Olsen’s entire fleet of cruise ships. With this renewed partnership Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines guests and crew will continue to stay connected at sea with fast, reliable service available across the globe.
The United Kingdom based Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, known for smaller ships and personal service, recently acquired two ships to add to its fleet for a total of four cruise vessels. Wireless Maritime Services will exclusively provide cellular connectivity on all four ships - including the new Borealis and Bolette. The Borealis recently set sail in July out of Liverpool and the Bolette sailed from Dover in mid-August, with the remaining two other vessels scheduled to sail fourth quarter of 2021 and first quarter of 2022.
Damon Impett, Director of IT at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said, “We have worked with Wireless Maritime Services for six years, and value their support and service in providing cellular services aboard our fleet. Having good connectivity aboard our ships is not only vital for our own business operations, it also provides an invaluable resource to our guests and crew during their time at sea. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with WMS as we resume operations across the rest of our fleet.”
Michael Abdul, VP of Sales at Wireless Maritime Services added, “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with FOCL. Fred. Olsen has been a wonderful partner to work with and we look forward to providing excellent onboard connectivity for their guests and crew in the coming years.”
For more information about Wireless Maritime Services please visit wmsatsea.com.
About Wireless Maritime Services (WMS)
Wireless Maritime Services (WMS) enables digital transformation shaping the future of maritime connecting people, data and things through best in class cellular networks supporting roaming and IoT solutions. WMS also offers Wi-Fi and cellular design, installation and management solutions for multiple industries. WMS has been a pioneer in wireless maritime network and cellular roaming since 2004 leading in radio frequency (RF) engineering for some of the most prestigious maritime brands in the world. WMS is headquartered in Miramar, Florida, USA. Follow WMS on LinkedIn at Wireless Maritime Services (WMS).
About Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines operates a fleet of smaller-sized ships, which allow them to proudly sail their own course. Their dedicated team of journey planners handcraft the line’s sailings from scratch each year, enabling guests to experience the best in the destinations they visit. Fred. Olsen resumed sailing in July 2021 with new ship Borealis, followed by new flagship Bolette in mid-August. The two ships, purchased in the summer of 2020 during the company’s pause in operations, complement existing ships Balmoral and Braemar perfectly, bringing an array of new and exciting facilities, from all-weather pools, two-tiered theatres and culinary demonstration venues, to more bars and lounges and wonderful spas.Offices for the company are spread throughout the world, although the company headquarters remain firmly in the family’s hands in Oslo and Tenerife. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is based in Ipswich in Suffolk.