netTALK partners with Norwegian Cruise Line to roll out mobile app on Bliss

After a successful trial on Norwegian Sky, the Cruise Norwegian mobile app will next feature on Norwegian Bliss After a successful trial on Norwegian Sky, the Cruise Norwegian mobile app will next feature on Norwegian Bliss

netTALK which partnered with Norwegian Cruise Line to provide software capabilities in support of the creation of the cruise line’s app, Cruise Norwegian, launched on Norwegian Sky last year, is now working on rolling it out on Norwegian Bliss, currently fitting out in Bremerhaven.

Nick Kyriakides, coo of NetTALK, told Seatrade Cruise News, launching our technology on Norwegian Sky was a test for both our technology platform (in terms of integration with current shipboard systems, system maintenance, upgrades and overall quality on the ship networks and through the satellite) and the customer facing product (call quality, message delivery, speed and customer uptake.’ 

‘Norwegian considered the Sky deployment a success,’ noted Kyriakides, who said the company has committed to a fleet wide deployment, starting with Norwegian Bliss.

‘Our team is onboard the Bliss now for the sea trials and completing the installation and integration with the shipboard systems.’

By connecting to the ship’s wifi network to use the complimentary Cruise Norwegian app guests can stay up-to-date on what’s happening on board and make reservations for dining, entertainment and shore excursions.  

Guests can stay connected with friends and family on board with the app’s unlimited onboard calls and messages for a one-time fee of $9.95 for the cruise.

Guests can also make calls through the Cruise Norwegian app for a nominal fee of $0.79 per minute for outbound calls to nearly every country in the world. Both landline and mobile phones worldwide may be called using the app.



Posted 21 March 2018

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Mary Bond

Managing director publishing and content at Seatrade


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