SES Expands Footprint in Maritime with Dream Cruises Deal

Dream Cruises' World Dream megaship. Photo: Dream Cruises.

Dream Cruises’ World Dream megaship. Photo: Dream Cruises.

SES will provide capacity onboard the recently launched World Dream, Dream Cruises’ second megaship under Genting Cruise Lines. With the enhanced connectivity, guests can stream movies, game online and share real-time vacation travel videos and photos across social media platforms, Dream Cruises stated.

The low-latency connectivity leverages SES’ O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) constellation and fully managed end-to-end services, enabling an onboard broadband service for World Dream passengers equivalent to that of terrestrial onshore fiber services.

“Guests today expect high-performance connectivity to be easily accessible especially when they are on a luxury cruise ship like World Dream,” said Thatcher Brown, president of Dream Cruises. “Partnering with SES Networks is a win-win situation for us.”

SES has worked to expand its footprint in maritime connectivity this year. In September, it struck a similar deal with Carnival, and also signed a multi-year agreement with Telenor Maritime in June to supply capacity of up to 150Mbps to eight of its Silversea cruise ships.

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