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March 31st, 2019

SES Networks Connectivity Goes to New Heights for Ultimate Luxury Aboard The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Imagine the best of the best in terms of traveling on the seas in total luxury, with a name such as the Ritz-Carlton Yacht. In this unique first for a luxury hotel it includes broadband connectivity that must be flawless and so ... 

SES Networks announced they will be providing an innovative, fully-managed hybrid broadband connectivity service to The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, a luxury fleet comprising of three custom-built yachts. Representing a unique first for a luxury hotel operator, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will bring the brand’s legendary service to the seas with a curated yachting experience for its guests.

With the inaugural yacht setting sail in February 2020, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will provide an array of opportunities for network-enabled entertainment and enrichment, offering guests more flexibility and options with their onboard experience.

Delivered as an end-to-end managed network service, SES Networks’ Signature Maritime Solution combines the low latency of the O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite constellation with the resiliency and reach of SES’s large fleet of geostationary (GEO) satellites for a highly reliable, high-performance guest broadband experience.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection to Provide Luxury Connectivity Experience Powered by SES Networks (Photo: Business Wire)

In addition to its high throughput capabilities and latency, the SES Networks cruise solution is easily scalable and able to respond quickly and dynamically to changes in demand. Their goal is for guests voyaging with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection to enjoy a truly immersive broadband experience at sea.

Benny Lago, Vice President of Information Technology at The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection said that SES Networks’ managed end-to-end communications solutions go beyond basic connectivity to deliver the best-performing broadband at sea, allowing theirr guests to stay connected wherever they are on the yacht.

Simon Maher, Vice President Global Maritime Services at SES Networks added that as the provider of transformational, ultra-fast, and consistently reliable connectivity to the world's leading cruise operators, SES Networks is uniquely positioned to ensure that The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection meets every connectivity demand of its guests wherever they may be.