Silversea Cruises has launched a new service that allows guests to stream movies and live television news broadcasts to their mobile devices.
Initially available on the Silver Cloud cruise liner, the service can be accessed on any Wi-Fi-enabled laptop, smartphone or tablet, and offers access to a library of classic and recent films. More than 80% of the movies will be available in five languages: English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.
For guests without their own smartphones, Silversea will supply a limited number of iPad minis.
“We’re delighted to be able to offer this innovative service to enhance our guests’ onboard experience,” said Steve Odell, Silversea’s president for Europe & Asia Pacific. “Smartphones and tablets are a necessity for today’s travellers, who rely on instant access to information. This new streaming media service will fit seamlessly with our guests’ increasingly technology-driven lifestyle.”
By the end of 2013, Silversea said it expects to have rolled out the streaming service to four additional ships: Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Wind and Silver Galapagos.