Genting Hong Kong Selects Harris CapRock to Offer Industry Leading Connectivity on Star Cruises and Dream Cruises
HONG KONG, June 21, 2016 — Genting Hong Kong announced that it has awarded a multi-year contract to Harris CapRock Communications to transform communication services on board Star Cruises’ fleet of six ships and on Genting Dream, the first ship under the newly launched Dream Cruises brand.
The appointment of Harris CapRock is in response to an increase in demand for more available bandwidth and faster WiFi speeds from a new generation of “connected” passengers so they can share their onboard experiences with friends and family onshore. Genting Hong Kong is committed to offering the best-in-class services and facilities that guests expect when they board a Star Cruises or Dream Cruises ship.”
Genting Hong Kong will further enhance their guest experience by upgrading connectivity services to new industry leading levels with Harris CapRock
A pioneer in the Asia Pacific cruise industry, Genting Hong Kong’s first cruise line, Star Cruises, has been operating its fleet since 1993, taking on the bold initiative to grow the region as an international cruise destination. On Star Cruises, Harris CapRock will provide cutting-edge, pre-eminent technologies and equipment in boosting bandwidth more than 300% on board SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Gemini, SuperStar Libra, SuperStar Aquarius, Star Pisces and The Taipan. Now guests can stay connected more readily than ever, whether it is to surf the net, check their emails or post updates about their cruise experience through social media. To start the roll out of this service, complimentary one hour WiFi access will be available to all passengers sailing on board SuperStar Virgo and SuperStar Libra.
With over 20 years’ of cruise experience in the region, Genting Hong Kong launched the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line, Dream Cruises, to cater to the growing middle and affluent classes in China and Asia with new ships featuring state-of-the art technology, world class restaurants, international brand boutiques, luxurious staterooms and legendary service. Genting Dream, Dream Cruises’ first luxury new build, will be outfitted later in 2016 with the cruise industry’s most advanced connectivity platform, Harris CapRock One. The multiple Harris CapRock One antennas’ configuration is a first-of-its-kind in the cruise market for delivering unprecedented bandwidth and always on connectivity to guests.
As the cruise industry continues to attract a younger and more technologically savvy clientele, the need to accommodate today’s digital natives is more important than ever. Already renowned for its Asian hospitality and exemplary service, both of Genting Hong Kong’s brands will further enhance their guest experience by upgrading connectivity services to new industry leading levels with Harris CapRock’s expertise in network solutions.
About Genting Hong Kong Limited (“Genting Hong Kong”)
Genting Hong Kong is a leading corporation principally engaged in the business of cruise and cruise related operations along with leisure, entertainment and hospitality activities.
As a pioneer in the Asian cruise industry, Genting Hong Kong took on the bold initiative to grow the Asia-Pacific as an international cruise destination with the founding of Star Cruises, “The Leading Cruise Line in the Asia Pacific”, in 1993. To further expand its cruise portfolio in the region, Genting Hong Kong launched Dream Cruises, the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line to cater to the high-end market. Recognized as “The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line”, Crystal Cruises extends Genting Hong Kong’s reach in the global up-scale market. The establishment of the Lloyd Werft Group in 2016 through the integration of Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven and Nordic Yard’s three shipyards in Germany will capitalize on the growing demand for new cruise ships and realize the company’s global expansion plans for its three cruise brands.
Initiating the Group’s foray into land-based attractions, Resorts World Manila was the first integrated resort in the Philippines when it opened in 2009. A one-stop, non-stop entertainment and leisure destination, Resorts World Manila features world-class entertainment, unique events, and exciting lifestyle options throughout its extensive premises. Genting Hong Kong’s investment in iconic Singapore nightlife brand Zouk – a world-class entertainment institution and trendsetter in Asia’s dance music scene, and perennial top-ten fixture in the annual DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs global poll – further diversifies the company’s appeal to a younger and more dynamic clientele.
About Harris CapRock Communications
Harris CapRock Communications is a premier global provider of managed satellite, terrestrial and wireless communications solutions for primarily the maritime and energy markets. Harris CapRock provides One Clear Path for its customers by utilizing a robust global infrastructure that includes teleports on six continents, five 24/7 customer support centers, a local presence in 24 countries and hundreds of global field service personnel supporting customer locations across North America, Central and South America, Europe, West Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Learn more at harriscaprock.com.
About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving our customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 125 countries, has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and 22,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems, and Critical Networks. Learn more at harris.com.
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