Global Eagle Wins Luxury Cruise Contract Ensuring Ponant Customers Have Great Onboard Experience

Ponant's Le Lapérouse   (Photo credit Philip Plisson, Ponant)Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. announced that it has been selected by PONANT, the only French-owned luxury cruise line, to provide new technology, entertainment and television for the existing fleet and for six new-build ships to come.

The three-year contract adds to a relationship that began with Global Eagle in 2015. PONANT, which is ranked number one in the expedition luxury cruise market, will receive the latest television and video choices, and each of its four existing ships will be upgraded with new 3.6-meter TVRO antennas. Each of the six new-build ship has 92 luxury cabins.

“PONANT customers demand the best amenities on board and we are proud to be a valued partner that helps to enrich time during each voyage,” said Global Eagle Senior VP Maritime Ole Sivertsen. “As each new ship goes to sea, it will have the newest technology and premium entertainment to ensure great experiences on board.”

Ponant is launching two new ships this year, Le Lapérouse and Le Champlain, following by four in 2019 and 2020: Le Bougainville, Le Dumont D’Urville, then Le Surville and Le Bellot.

Global Eagle delivers more than 10,000 terabytes of content annually to more than 1,000 sea vessels and more than 1 billion passengers. The company is among the world’s largest providers of connectivity-driven content to cruise lines, ferries, commercial shipping and airlines, with customers including NCL Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, P&O Ferries and Pullmantur.

About Global Eagle
Global Eagle is a leading provider of media, content and data analytics to markets across air, sea and land. Global Eagle offers a fully integrated suite of rich media content and seamless connectivity solutions to airlines, cruise lines, commercial ships, high-end yachts, ferries and land locations worldwide. With approximately 1,400 employees and 50 offices on six continents and leading global satellite and ground networks, the company delivers exceptional service and rapid support to a diverse customer base.

(Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.)