Marlink completes hybrid network install for Exploris One vessel

04 April 2024

Marlink has installed a complete hybrid network solution for French expedition cruise company, Exploris, onboard Exploris One during the vessel’s refit in Valparaiso, Chile.

The solution 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/WiFi 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.

The remote and sometimes harsh locations that the ship will be travelling to 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,” said Philippe Videau, president, Exploris. “Marlink shares our vision of providing excellence to our guests and keeping the vessel safe and connected wherever it is sailing.”