Connecting the Worlds Largest Cruise Ship
During the month of May, Net Primates were commissioned with providing shoreside connectivity support to Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas.
Arriving new from the yard in France, Harmony of the Seas sailed into Southampton on the 17th of May. Whilst alongside in Southampton, Harmony due to her enormous size was unable to moor up to the existing infrastructure provided by the Southampton’s Port Authority, Associated British Ports (ABP).
Net Primates were set the task to plan and implement a temporary fibre optic and copper network to connect Harmony of the Seas to the shoreside. This involved laying and terminating over 1km of fibre optic cable and 500 metre of CAT6 copper from Harmony, to the existing terminal over to the temporaryTerminal marquee and Crew marquee. We also provided installation support for the installation of a temporary Wireless network in the marquee areas and 3 x Ship to Shore P2P Backup Wireless bridges.
We provided shoreside onsite support whilst Harmony of the Seas was in Southampton and we then flew over to Barcelona (her base of operation for the 2016 season) to prepare for her arrival in Europe.