WMS Attendee Survey at Seatrade Cruise Global 2024 Reveals Main Factors Driving Internet Usage at Sea

Visit WMS at Booth 4210 to Engage in the Survey

[MIAMI BEACH, FLA., April 9, 2024] – WMS, the premier global provider of wireless connectivity services, reveals the latest findings from its Attendee Survey at Seatrade Cruise Global 2024, which is uncovering the top factors driving consumer connectivity at sea.  

According to the findings, 80% of cruise passengers note using the Internet for a combination of personal and business use. Only 10% use it just for personal purposes. Furthermore, 10% noted relying on a connection at sea for solely business use. This shift is indicative of the expectations family and work have on travelers today, including the need to connect…anywhere. And family and friends appreciate the ability to share cruise experiences from afar.

“What we hear from our cruise line partners is that a connection at sea is no longer a nice to have, but a must have,” said Pramod Arora, President & CEO, WMS. “The desire for passengers to connect at sea has never been greater because they can fulfill personal and work obligations. For 20 years, we have innovated the connectivity infrastructure on cruise ships to enable that. Our partnerships, expert engineering technology, and products and services make this possible.” 

WMS launched the first wireless network on a cruise ship 20 years ago. WMS currently provides cellular service at sea to 25 cruise lines and more than 200 cruise ships in operation. WMS meets the evolving needs of guests so they stay connected throughout their voyages, while also providing a source of revenue for its cruise line partners. 

Please visit WMS at Booth #4210 during Seatrade Cruise Global Conference2024 to participate in the survey.

About WMS 

WMS is the premier global provider of wireless connectivity services connecting people and business…anywhere. WMS pioneered the first wireless network on a cruise ship 20 years ago. It remains the trusted strategic partner for connectivity in the most challenging and hard-to-reach places, for passengers, crew, and onboard operations, delivering best in class technology, service, and revenue growth for its clients. Passengers and crew of cruise and ferry lines rely on its hundreds of networks, its unmatched engineering expertise, its global roaming partners, and its leading customer support to connect…anywhere. For more information, please visit www.wmsatsea.com.