Norwegian Cruise Line has extended its agreement with Brightwell Payments and will leverage the Brightwell Navigator payments platform, a web-based technology that provides access to money transfer services and Brightwell's OceanPay® Visa® Prepaid Card, to meet the needs of 16,000 geographically dispersed, multinational shipboard employees across its fleet.
Already a client for six years, Norwegian Cruise Line's decision to extend its agreement with Brightwell will further simplify its payroll process and bring new technology advances, including online wage statements and a mobile app for managing and transferring payroll funds from virtually anywhere in the world, to crew members. The Brightwell Navigator platform enables crews to self-manage how they wish to be paid by maintaining instructions for automatic transfers to home bank accounts, payment directly to the OceanPay Card, and/or the transmission of funds to over 500,000 retail money transfer agents around the world.
"The decision to extend our agreement is based purely on the positive impact Brightwell Payments has had on the crew experience," said Faye Ashby, senior vice-president & chief accounting officer for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. "Giving our team the tools they need to manage life away from home is incredibly important and we're confident that Brightwell offers the best product on the market to help us do that."