Silversea Introduces Complimentary Streamed Movies for Guest Mobile Devices
(25 June 2013) In a cruise industry first, ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has launched a complimentary
service that provides streaming movies and live television news broadcasts to
guests' mobile devices aboard Silver
The service can be accessed on any Wi-Fi-enabled
laptop, smartphone, tablet, or even e-book reader -- anything with a browser.
It includes access to an extensive library of classic and recent Academy
Award-winning feature films, with more than 80 per cent of the movies offered
in five languages: English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish.
Fabio Agostini, Silversea's chief information officer, said: "We're
delighted to be able to offer this innovative service to enhance our guests'
onboard experience. Smartphones and tablets are a necessity for today's travellers,
who rely on instant access to information. Jason Cohn, our director of
infrastructure, and his valuable team worked closely with RedCell Technologies,
HMS, and On-Board Movies to develop a streaming media service that would fit
seamlessly with our guests' increasingly technology-driven lifestyle."
A limited supply of iPad minis is also
available (on a first-come, first-served basis) to Silver Cloud guests wishing to borrow a tablet to view the streamed
movies and television during the voyage.
By the end of 2013, the service will be
rolled out to four additional ships: Silver
Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Wind and Silver Galapagos. In the coming months, the company is also
planning to add an expansive selection of international newspapers to its menu
of streamed media offerings, an option currently in the testing phase.
About Silversea Cruises
which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, is recognised as an innovator
in the luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard
its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver
Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit – all designed to
offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of
the expedition ships Silver Explorer and Silver Galapagos
(debuting late 2013), Silversea Cruises' itineraries encompass all seven continents
and feature worldwide luxury
the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and over 500 fascinating
destinations in between.
In the US, Silversea has been
voted "World's Best" by the readers of Condé NastTraveler
(nine times) and Travel + Leisure (seven times), and awarded "Best
Luxury Cruise Line" by CruiseReport.com (2012) and "Best Small Ship
Cruise Line" by Global Traveler (2013). International awards
include "Five Star Diamond Award" from the American Academy of
Hospitality Sciences (2013); "Best Small Ship Cruise Line" in the
Readers' Choice survey conducted by Britain's Condé Nast Traveller
magazine (2012); "Best Luxury Cruise Line" by Australia's Cruise
Passenger magazine (2012); "Best Small Luxury Cruise Line" by
China's Travel + Leisure (2012); and "Best Luxury Cruise
Company" according to the Scottish Passenger Agents' Association (2012).
more information on Silversea Cruises, please contact a travel agent.
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