P&O Cruises and Cunard ships promise Wi-Fi improvements

 Tuesday, October 10, 2017 


cruise linesCarnival Corporation’s P&O Cruises and Cunard ships, the most popular cruise brands promise to improve its Wi-fi system, which enable the passengers to surf more while in the cruise.




The President and chief executive Arnold Donal while addressing in ABTA Travel Convention that was held in Ponta Delgarda in The Azores said that these brands will improve the technological part which gives extra benefit to the passengers while on board, which can connect with their relatives during the storm or any natural hazards.




P&O Cruises senior vice president Paul Ludlow and his Cunard counterpart Simon Palethorpe confirmed plans for improving bandwidth in 2018.




A project has been established to attach the strength of Carnival Corporation to discuss the supply of improved Wi-Fi access.




The Senior vice president Paul Ludlow approved that wi-fi access was a big issue for passengers and this would be addressed with more effective bandwidth on board ships next year.




Palethorpe said that all the cruise brands within the Carnival Corporation were coming together with a focus on improved Wi-Fi, for better services and better connectivity.




This is in addition to the new Ocean Medallion wearable technology being introduced initially on the first Princess Cruises ship from next month.



Meanwhile, Donald revealed that only five out of 47 ports of call used by the group’s brands in the Caribbean had been affected by back-to-back Hurricanes Irma and Maria with much of the port infrastructure being rebuilt.



Ludlow also said that the itineraries of P&O Cruises’ in the Caribbean Sea would be back to normal from January 1, 2018, following a forced alterations due to the impact of the twin hurricanes, adding that demand had returned as consumers realise that much of the region is open for business.



Donald outlined the wifi plans for the introduction of seven new ships to be powered by liquified natural gas, including P&O Cruises new vessel planned to enter service in 2020 which goes on sale in autumn 2018.




He also emphasised that the worldwide diffusion of the cruise industry remained relatively small, representing the corresponding of just two per cent of hotel beds worldwide, so there continued to be opportunities for growth.



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