SANTA CLARITA, Calif. and LUXEMBOURG, Feb. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Princess Cruises, a foremost brand name of the Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL NYSE: CUK), has introduced a new dimension in its connectivity partnership with SES (PAR/LuxSE: SESG) and will come to be the initial worldwide cruise ship fleet with early obtain to SES’s floor-breaking O3b mPOWER community augmenting the Princess MedallionClassTM working experience as it scales throughout the fleet. 

John Padgett (left), chief experience and innovation officer for Carnival Corporation, and JP Hemingway, CEO of SES Networks.

SES is enabling worldwide, significant-efficiency connectivity to Princess Cruises working with its hybrid medium earth orbit (MEO) and geostationary (GEO) community. The blend of the globally-deployed Princess MedallionClass ships, the Ocean Guest Encounter “Cloud Connected” System and SES’s Multi-Constellations Satellite community not only creates unmatched and ubiquitous worldwide Wi-Fi service degrees, but assures seamless land/sea digital working experience enablement together with OceanView® TV (OTT, Cell and VOD) and is disrupting the custom commodity satellite bandwidth model.

As the innovation associate for Princess MedallionClass, Carnival Corporation’s Global Encounter and Innovation device is elevating the SES associate romance as a result of 2023. The Premier Innovation Lover standing helps make SES a fully-integrated improvement associate of Carnival Corporation’s Global Encounter and Innovation device, spanning style and design, development and shipping and delivery for game-switching related visitor working experience innovations, complex system improvement, intelligence and hybrid cloud and edge compute enablement.  As a final result, Princess MedallionClass, which is enabled by the OceanMedallionTM and run by SES, will be the initial cruise ships to obtain SES’s floor-breaking O3b mPOWER satellite-centered communications system. The SES brand name will also be included into the OceanMedallion, more symbolizing the integrated romance.

To day, the most major improvement of the partnership has been MedallionNet®, the finest WiFi at sea, which has elevated the bar for visitor connectivity in the cruise market. Given that 2017, MedallionNet has been offering rapidly, unrestricted, dependable and affordable visitor connectivity exclusively to the Princess fleet. 

The expanded partnership acknowledges SES’s integral role in enabling the Ocean Guest Encounter SystemTM with actual-time xIoTTM, edge, cloud and shoreside intelligence synchronization on Princess MedalllionClass Ships. Princess MedallionClass will be fully energetic on 11 ships by the stop of 2020 with a new ship activated each individual sixty days. 

The game-switching O3b mPOWER from SES will guarantee that Princess MedallionClass Ships are not constrained by classic bandwidth capability plans.  As a Premier Global Encounter and Innovation associate, SES will keep bandwidth ahead of demand from customers with multi-Gbps capability any time and anywhere needed.  Irrespective of whether activating a new MedallionClass ship, visualizing actual-time ship digital clones or powering digital ship/shore collaboration, bandwidth constraints in no way effects innovation crew obtain, speed or engagement fidelity. 

Additionally, dynamic bandwidth deployment on demand from customers as a result of a fully-managed, significant-efficiency ship obtain issue to a shoreside stop-issue holistically assures unique ship itineraries and specialised visitor events normally meet up with the greatest service degrees doable from San Francisco to Singapore and Helsinki to Hobart.  Irrespective of whether a visitor is streaming authentic information by using OceanView, inserting a wager on a big game with Ocean® SportsBook, actively playing a huge multi-player video clip game, streaming video clip from a favorite streaming service or checking household safety cameras, SES’s O3b mPOWER presents dynamic bandwidth supplying Princess visitors the land-like on the web efficiency they expect.

All through 2020, Princess Cruises will host a series of events leveraging MedallionNet run by SES to show that visitors no more time have to have to fear about sluggish online speeds and unreasonable connectivity expenditures. Prepared events contain:

  • February 11, a report-breaking Vow Renewal onboard the Regal Princess, Royal Princess and Crown Princess will be shared with liked kinds about the planet throughout a huge pre-Valentine’s Day ceremony.
  • March 29, Grand Princess will come to be the initial Princess MedallionClass Ship sailing exceptional Hawaii itineraries.
  • June 15, Enchanted Princess will be part of the MedallionClass fleet.
  • August 16, Emerald Princess will come to be the initial to remodel into a MedallionClass ship whilst sailing Alaskan itineraries.
  • Oct 20, Coral Princess start event from Los Angeles.
  • December 20, Island Princess transforms into a MedallionClass ship and will be the initial fully related cruise ship to sail in the Center East in early 2021.

“The long run is now with actual alternatives and verified technologies offering actual ordeals to floating intelligent metropolitan areas about the world powering a coveted working experience. SES integration into the Global Encounter and Innovation crew not only presents planet-foremost connectivity technologies and fueling OceanMedallion capabilities, but most importantly presents abilities that is passionate about developing astounding ordeals as a result of the fusion of creativity, tale, connectivity and media throughout the planet,” claimed John Padgett, main working experience and innovation officer for Carnival Corporation. “Our initial joint development, MedallionNet, has appreciably elevated the cruise working experience for our visitors and crew, but a lot more importantly stimulated the development of foremost-edge, cloud-centered edge compute products that had been beforehand considered unachievable.”

“The relentless target of the Princess Cruises and Carnival Corporation’s Global Encounter and Innovation teams to generate individualized, simplified and related visitor ordeals motivated us to push the boundaries of the connectivity norm at sea, and set a greater benchmark for related visitor ordeals,” claimed JP Hemingway, CEO of SES Networks, the data-centric organization device of SES.  “With MedallionNet, we assisted provide a new and holistic model that sets an solely new normal for cruise ship connectivity about the planet. By extending and growing our Premier Innovation Lover romance, we are leveraging our unparalleled place in multi-constellation satellite networks and continually concentrating on offering significant efficiency and pushing the envelope of what is doable.”

Carnival Corporation’s proprietary Ocean Guest Encounter System is run by the OceanMedallion and enabled by SES.  The MedallionClass working experience employing the OceanMedallion and the Ocean Guest Encounter System is exceptional to Princess Cruises and being leveraged to enrich visitor-crew interactions and provide a significant stage of service personalization on an unparalleled scale.

The Medallion permits keyless stateroom entry, trouble-cost-free payment, turn-by-turn shipboard wayfinding, shipmate locator and individualized itineraries speeds up embarkation facilitates on-demand from customers solutions like ordering food items, drinks and merchandise powers everywhere wagering and a lot more. MedallionClass vacations now are offered for all visitors sailing on six Princess Cruises Ships – Caribbean Princess, Crown Princess, Regal Princess, Royal Princess, Ruby Princess, and Sky Princess. 

About Princess Cruises
One of the finest-recognized names in cruising, Princess Cruises is the fastest rising international quality cruise line and tour corporation working a fleet of eighteen fashionable cruise ships, carrying two million visitors each calendar year to 380 locations about the world, together with the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England, Antarctica and Globe Cruises. A crew of experienced spot professionals have curated 170 itineraries, ranging in length from a few to 111 days and Princess Cruises is continually identified as “Very best Cruise Line for Itineraries.” 

In 2017 Princess Cruises, with parent corporation Carnival Corporation, released MedallionClass Vacations enabled by the OceanMedallion, the holiday vacation industry’s most innovative wearable product, supplied cost-free to each visitor sailing on a MedallionClass ship. The award-profitable innovation gives the fastest way to a trouble-cost-free, individualized holiday vacation supplying visitors a lot more time to do the factors they enjoy most. MedallionClass Vacations will be activated on 11 ships by the stop of 2020 and keep on throughout the worldwide fleet in 2021..   

Princess Cruises proceeds its multi-calendar year, “Occur Back again New Guarantee” – a $450 million-greenback product innovation and cruise ship renovation marketing campaign that will keep on to enrich the line’s onboard visitor working experience. These enhancements final result in a lot more times of awe, life span reminiscences and meaningful stories for visitors to share from their cruise holiday vacation. The product innovations contain partnerships with award-profitable Chef Curtis Stone participating amusement motivated shows with Broadway-legend Stephen Schwartz immersive functions for the whole relatives from Discovery and Animal Planet that contain exceptional shore excursions to onboard functions the final sleep at sea with the award-profitable Princess Luxury Bed and a lot more. 

Two new Royal-course ships are now on purchase with the future new ship under development, Enchanted Princess, scheduled for shipping and delivery in June 2020 adopted by Discovery Princess in November 2021. Princess beforehand introduced that two new (LNG) ships which will be the biggest ships in the Princess fleet, accommodating around four,three hundred visitors are prepared for shipping and delivery in 2023 and 2025.  Princess now has 4 ships arriving about the future five a long time concerning 2020 and 2025. The corporation is component of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL NYSE:CUK). 

SES
SES has a bold eyesight to provide astounding ordeals just about everywhere on earth by distributing the greatest top quality video clip information and furnishing seamless connectivity about the planet. As the chief in worldwide information connectivity alternatives, SES operates the world’s only multi-orbit constellation of satellites with the unique blend of worldwide protection and significant efficiency, together with the commercially-verified, reduced-latency Medium Earth Orbit O3b system. By leveraging a wide and clever, cloud-enabled network, SES is in a position to provide significant-top quality connectivity alternatives everywhere on land, at sea or in the air, and is a trusted associate to the world’s foremost telecommunications firms, cellular community operators, governments, connectivity and cloud service providers, broadcasters, video clip system operators and information proprietors. SES’s video clip community carries about 8,200 channels and has an unparalleled access of about 355 million homes, offering managed media solutions for each linear and non-linear information. The company is shown on Paris and Luxembourg inventory exchanges (Ticker: SESG). More data is offered at: www.ses.com.

 

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Princess Cruises Media Contacts: Negin Kamali, +one 661-753-1539, [email protected], or Vicki Johnson, Carnival Corporation, +one 407-340-9658, [email protected] SES Media Contact: Suzanne Ong, Exterior Communications, [email protected], +352 710-725-500