COMSAT'S 'Cruise Calling' Makes Telephone Calls To And From Ship Easy, Clear, Direct And Private

Communicating to or from a cruise ship used to be a complex and time-consuming task. Traditional high-frequency (HF) radio calls take time to place and once achieved, connections can be impaired by bad weather and calls often fade in and out. Moreover, since anyone with a receiver can tune into the ship's frequency, HF radio calls are not private.

COMSAT's "Cruise Calling" via satellite has changed all that.

State-of-the-art satellite connections have revolutionized land and sea communications. Satellite telephone signals travel between shore and ship in just 250 milliseconds. A shore-to-ship call is automatically routed to one of COMSAT's Coast Earth Stations which relays the signal through a satellite positioned over the ocean. A satellite receiver aboard ship then picks up the signal.

The process is reversed for shipto- shore calls.

Satellite telephone calls are immediate, convenient, reliable and private. With Cruise Calling you can make radio-officer-assisted satellite telephone calls from your stateroom or dial direct from CruisePhoneSM, a direct-dial, 24-hour credit card telephone conveniently located in public areas aboard many cruise ships.

Some ships even offer direct-dial features from the stateroom.

Cruise Calling is more than telephone service at sea. Passengers may use other satellite services aboard ship, including Satellite Telex Service and Satellite Facsimile Transmission.

COMSAT has free full-color literature available, including the publication "Cruise Calling—Satellite Communications To and From Ship," containing complete instructions on how to call from shore to a ship and how to call ship-to-shore.

Also being offered in connection with Cruise Calling is a free "Cruise Ship Telephone Directory," listing names of vessels and telephone/ telex/fax numbers.

For further information on Cruise Calling and free copies of the literature from COMSAT, Circle 59 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 30,  May 1989

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