Ultra-fast internet for guests and crew in even the most remote locations.
Coral Expeditions, Australia’s pioneering cruise line, has announced that it has completed the installation of advanced satellite and 4G broadband connectivity across its fleet of three expedition ships. The new satellite technology will provide Coral Expeditions guests and crew with a reliable and high-speed service when exploring remote areas.
The multi-month installation process was completed in April with successful testing across the fleet on the Kimberley coast, Scott and Ashmore Reefs, Raja Ampat and the Spice Islands, Komodo and Cape York.
“I am pleased to report this latest investment that allows us to meet changing guest expectations of broadband access everywhere” stated Mark Fifield, Group General Manager. “This new system takes advantage of recent improvements in satellite technology and worldwide coverage, combining the state-of-the-art Starlink network with 4G connectivity where available. We have replaced ship antennas, networking equipment and service providers. Our ships are reporting access speeds faster than our office in Cairns! While marine internet access will never be 100% reliable, we are confident the new service is equal to the best on ships anywhere”.
As part of the new service, all guests and crew will be provided complimentary access to standard wi-fi as part of their fare inclusion. Guests will also be able to purchase package upgrades enabling access to higher bandwidth if they so wish.
Coral Expeditions operate over 90 immersive nature-based expeditions each year around Australia’s Kimberley, Tasmania, Great Barrier Reef, and Southern Ocean regions, along with international destinations including Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, and New Zealand’s fjordlands and sub-Antarctic.
For more information on Coral Expeditions and their expedition portfolio, contact reservations on 1800 079 545 in Australia or +61 7 4040 9999 or visit the website www.coralexpeditions.com
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Jeff Gillies | Commercial Director
0418 415 581.
About Coral Expeditions
Recognised as Australia’s longest established and most awarded expedition cruise operator, Coral Expeditions is Australia’s pioneering cruise line offering a unique style of immersive expeditions. Starting with environmentally sensitive cruises on the Great Barrier Reef, 40 years later the fleet has grown to a purpose-built ocean-going fleet featuring the intimate Coral Discoverer and the advanced flagship vessels Coral Adventurer and sister ship Coral Geographer. All ships feature the company’s trademark complement of multiple zodiacs and ‘Xplorer’ safari tender boats that take guests to shore quickly and comfortably. Headquartered in Cairns, Coral Expeditions offers expedition cruises to the Great Barrier Reef, the Kimberley, Tasmania’s wilderness coast, Cape York and Arnhem Land, New Zealand and further afield to the small islands of Japan, New Guinea, Indonesia and the Indian Ocean.