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MCP awarded contract extension

Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) in Arendal reaches long-term agreement with two leading UK cruise brands to continue to provide cellular services at sea.

Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) in Arendal reaches long-term agreement with two leading UK cruise brands to continue to provide cellular services at sea.
 
Maritime Communications Partner (MCP), The leading onboard communication provider, is pleased to announce that the company has won a long-term contract extension with P&O Cruises and Ocean Village Holidays.
 
According to the terms of the agreement, MCP will remain the preferred supplier of mobile phone services at sea (CellAtSea™) on eight vessels under the “P&O Cruises” and “Ocean Village Holidays” brands. The contract also covers new ships entering the fleet. 
 
Mette Soderberg, general manager fleet commercial activities, Carnival UK said, “The introduction of GSM services and continuous working relationships with our partner MCP has been smooth and effective, and valued by customers and the company alike. The continuation of such a value adding partnership is the right strategy, and will enable ongoing development and growth.”
 
Pål Bjordal, CEO of MCP says “We appreciate P&O Cruises as a long-term partner and we are confident that this agreement will help to develop a stronger relationship with both P&O Cruises and Ocean Village Holidays for years to come,” he says “The signing of the new contract signals MCP’s recognition of service, quality and support towards our customers. Both cruise brands are exceptional companies and we are honored to have them as our customers.”
 
In addition to quality mobile phone connectivity at sea, MCP provides crew members with the CrewSIM™ service, enabling them to keep in touch with friends and family. According to Jan Erik Norli, VP Sales, Europe, MCP’s ability to develop additional services is highly valued by P&O Cruises.
 
The contract follows an initial agreement reached in 2006, when MCP equipped eight P&O cruise ships with the technology to enable passengers and crew to use their mobile phones with the same convenience and cost structure they enjoy on land.
 

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