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Exploris One readied for remote regions with Marlink connectivity

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Caption: The solution from Marlink is designed to deliver complete coverage and connectivity to Explors One
Exploris One was equipped with a complete hybrid network solution from Marlink during its refit in Valparaiso, Chile to ensure seamless, secure connectivity in isolated areas. 

The 144-passenger ship, (ex. Silver Explorer from Silversea,) launched in December 2023 with sailings to South America and the Antarctic Circle, and will offer 32 further departures during its inaugural season.

The solution provided is designed to deliver complete coverage and connectivity, including LEO from Eutelsat OneWeb, Starlink and Iridium, Marlink GEO VSAT, TV-RO and 5G GSM services. The network solution powers the onboard ethernet/Wi-Fi network and a customer portal. 

Suitable for fur-flung destinations

‘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.’

Marlink’s technical team organised the installation of the antennas, below deck equipment and integration to the ship’s network during an extensive refit, which saw the vessel prepared for sailing to secluded areas and polar regions.

Exploris One is scheduled to sail to Antarctica, the Atlantic Islands, Western Europe, Norway’s Svalbard, Iceland, Greenland, Canadian Arctic and South America. 

‘Only Marlink has the expertise to orchestrate complex networks enabling digital services and possibilities onboard and provide them in a solution that supports vessel operations and enables guests to share their experiences,’ remarked Tore Morten Olsen, president maritime, Marlink. ‘We are delighted to provide Exploris with the very best hybrid solution for Exploris One and wish her well during her maiden season.’