'With this new service, we are offering our guests an important extra in terms of convenience and flexibility,' says Sebastian Ahrens, managing director of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. 'The charges for each guest depend on the contract with their respective mobile phone provider. They are usually slightly higher than the standard roaming charges ashore, but also significantly lower than the expensive satellite connection. The owner of the mobile phone will be billed for the charges directly by the mobile phone provider,' he added.
The system was developed by Siemens IT Solutions and Services based in Hamburg together with TriaGnoSys.