Princess Cruises, a brand of the Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), has announced a new dimension in its connectivity partnership with SES (PAR/LuxSE: SESG) and will become the first global cruise ship fleet with early access to SES´s ground-breaking O3b mPOWER network augmenting the Princess MedallionClass™ experience as it scales across the fleet, the company said.
SES is enabling global, high-performance connectivity to Princess Cruises using its hybrid medium earth orbit (MEO) and geostationary (GEO) network. The combination of the globally deployed Princess MedallionClass ships, the Ocean Guest Experience “Cloud Connected” Platform and SES´s multi-constellations satellite network not only creates unmatched and ubiquitous global Wi-Fi service levels, but ensures seamless land/sea digital experience enablement including OceanView® TV (OTT, Mobile and VOD) and is disrupting the traditional commodity satellite bandwidth model.
As the innovation partner for Princess MedallionClass, Carnival Corporation´s Global Experience and Innovation unit is elevating the SES partner relationship through 2023. The Premier Innovation Partner status makes SES a fully integrated development partner of Carnival Corporation´s Global Experience and Innovation unit, spanning design, creation and delivery for game-changing connected guest experience innovations, technical platform development, intelligence and hybrid cloud and edge compute enablement.
SES operates a multi-orbit constellation of satellites with the unique combination of global coverage and high performance, including the commercially proven, low-latency Medium Earth Orbit O3b system. Further information is available at: www.ses.com.
Princess Cruises operates a fleet of 18 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year to 380 destinations around the globe.