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Guests and crew onboard World Dream, Genting Dream and the recently
launched Explorer Dream will experience transformational, ultra-fast,
low-latency connectivity powered by SES Networks’ Signature Maritime
Solution

LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dream Cruises, a brand of Genting Cruise Lines, has selected SES
Networks’ Signature
Cruise Solution
to provide exceptional speeds, low latency, and
unmatched fibre-like service to its passenger ship fleet, comprised of
World Dream, Genting Dream and Explorer Dream, for the Asian luxury
market, SES announced today.

Crew and guests of the newly-launched Explorer Dream will experience
exceptional SES-powered guest connectivity onboard the 75,000-gross-ton,
2,000-passenger ship. The SES Networks’ solution will also be introduced
onboard Genting Dream in September this year, completing the fleet-wide
implementation that follows the successful launch of SES Networks’
managed service onboard World Dream, Dream Cruises’ second cruise ship,
which debuted in 2017.

The new Explorer Dream will have homeports in Shanghai and Tianjin, as
well as Sydney and Auckland later in the year. Its significantly
enhanced connectivity will enable guests to chat with friends on WeChat,
pick up a bargain on Taobao, or stream high-resolution video on YouKu
without interruption or lag. It will also mean that guests can share
photos and videos from their trip in real-time across social media, or
battle with their friends in League of Legends as easily as they can on
land.

SES Networks’ Signature Cruise Solution combines the low latency of its
O3b medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite constellation with a fully
managed end-to-end service, backed up by its highly reliable
geostationary (GEO) fleet to ensure network resilience. The result is a
seamless, high-performance broadband service delivered to everyone
onboard the Dream Cruises fleet.

“Today’s cruise passengers demand excellent connectivity even when they
are travelling on the high seas. As part of our efforts to provide our
guests with the best possible services and amenities on board our ships,
we partnered with SES Networks because of their high-speed capability to
deliver a terrestrial broadband-like internet experience in some of the
most challenging of conditions,” said Thatcher Brown, President at Dream
Cruises.

“A Dream Cruise has the ability to deliver inspirational voyages at sea
that create memories to last a lifetime. A key part of that adventure
nowadays is the digital experience. Our Signature Cruise Solution
ensures that passengers onboard Explorer Dream – along with World Dream
and Genting Dream – will experience the new standard of enhanced guest
connectivity,” said Simon Maher, Vice President Global Sales, Cruise
Maritime Services at SES Networks. “Because SES Networks and Dream
Cruises have shared values around delivering transformational and
inspirational experiences at sea, we are incredibly proud to partner
with them to enable this level of service.”

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About SES

SES is the world’s leading satellite operator with over 70 satellites in
two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit
(MEO). It provides a diverse range of customers with global video
distribution and data connectivity services through two business units:
SES Video and SES Networks. SES Video reaches over 355 million TV homes,
through Direct-to-Home (DTH) platforms and cable, terrestrial, and IPTV
networks globally. The SES Video portfolio includes MX1, a leading media
service provider offering a full suite of innovative services for both
linear and digital distribution, and the ASTRA satellite system, which
has the largest DTH television reach in Europe. SES Networks provides
global managed data services, connecting people in a variety of sectors
including telecommunications, maritime, aeronautical, and energy, as
well as governments and institutions across the world. The SES Networks
portfolio includes GovSat, a 50/50 public-private partnership between
SES and the Luxembourg government, and O3b, the only non-geostationary
system delivering fibre-like broadband services today. Further
information is available at: www.ses.com

About Genting Cruise Lines

Genting Cruise Lines is a division of Genting Hong Kong comprising of
three distinct cruise brands – Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal
Cruises – providing a range of products from contemporary cruises to
ultra-luxurious vacation experiences spanning the sea to air.

Established in 1993, Star Cruises is the pioneer in the Asia Pacific
cruise industry currently with a fleet of six ships catering to the
contemporary market segment. As “The Most Popular Cruise Line in Asia”,
Star Cruises will further expand its footprint in the region with the
delivery of two new “Global Class” ships, each measuring 201,000 gross
tons, in 2020 and 2021.

“Asia’s Luxury Cruise Line”, Dream Cruises delivers the highest level of
guest service and spacious comfort in the region via newly launched
Genting Dream (November 2016) and the upcoming World Dream (late 2017).
Developed for the high-end consumers in China and Asia, Dream Cruises
will provide passengers with more choice, comfort and value to create a
perfect dream voyage.

Crystal Cruises is “The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line”, having
earned more “World’s Best” awards than any other cruise line, hotel, or
resort in history. Recently, Crystal has embarked on a significant brand
expansion introducing two new classes of cruising – Crystal Yacht
Cruises and Crystal River Cruises – and reaching new heights with
Crystal Luxury Air and Crystal AirCruises.

Contacts

Suzanne Ong
Public Relations
Tel. +352 710 725 500
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