- Double celebration at STX Finland's Turku Shipyard
- Holland America Line and Seabourn name My Nguyen Deputy Director of Interior Design
- Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines simplify dress code
- Viking Line reports steady interim loss as freight volumes fall, costs rise
- Cruise industry adopts Passenger Bill of Rights
- To regain pricing power, invest in upgrading fleet - analyst
- "Worst may not be over yet for Carnival brand” – Farley
- The American Steamboat Company to expand west
- Carnival shares open sharply lower in New York, partly recover in London after morning rout
- Carnival issues profit warning, says yields to fall, shares dive in London
- Richard J. O'Hanlon appointed Vice President, Nautical and Safety Operations for Carnival Cruise Lines
- Viking launches its ocean project, company rebrands
Ports & Destinations
- St. Kitts to receive calls from Royal Caribbean's new Quantum of the Seas
- Port of Barcelona hits an annual record
- Athens prepares to host Posidonia Sea Tourism Conference
- Norwegian Breakaway makes maiden call to Bermuda
- Study demonstrates that BC cruise ports continue to be an economic hub in Canada
Products & services
- Trimline completes work on Pullmantur’s Monarch
- Wallem opens offices in South Africa
- Trimline and Carnival UK agree an on board interior maintenance service for five ships
- Wärtsilä Aquarius ballast water system received final approval
- Wallem opens first hub of expertise in Singapore as it looks to establish strategic maritime locations around the world
- Category: Viking Grace Coverage
- Published on Wednesday, 07 March 2012 07:45
- Written by Teijo Niemelä
Hibox and Viking Line, a Finnish shipping company, have signed a deal to install Hibox’s IPTV system on Viking Line’s future vessel, the Viking Grace. The cabins on the ferry will be equipped with Hibox’s next generation IPTV platform that allow guests to access a world of entertainment and information while using Philips’s new Internet enabled MediaSuite TVs.
The new cruise ship is expected to begin service in January 2013 between Turku, Mariehamn and Stockholm and is under construction at the STX Finland shipyard in Turku.
"Hibox was willing to implement all the modifications we wanted to be able to offer something special and new," tells Kenneth Kronström, it project manager from Viking Line.
"With new state-of- the-art technology the system will enable interactive entertainment and information services without any requirements for smart cards or external boxes in the cabins," says Staffan Granholm, CEO of Hibox Systems.
Hibox Systems Ltd is a Finnish company, which offers advanced interactive information and entertainment solutions for the hospitality industry as well as IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) solutions for broadband providers. The company is partly owned by the Anvia Group, another Finnish ict company.
Oasis of the Seas Coverage
- Crystal creates visual magic with water for the AquaTheater on the Oasis and Allure
- Allure of the Seas features 3D digital cinema engineered by FUNA
- Allure of the Seas sails with KONE people flow solutions
- Starbucks and Royal Caribbean to offer first ever Starbucks at sea on Allure of the Seas
- Autronica delivers extensive safety system to Allure of the Seas