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Apollo Group partners with Prepaid Solutions on 7 ships

Miami, FL – March 15, 2011 – Apollo affiliates International Cruise Services (ICS) and Seven Seas Services Limited (SSSL) have announced a partnership with Prepaid Solutions to bring that company’s high-tech payroll solutions onboard all seven ships in the fleets of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Thanks to this partnership, all ICS and SSSL crewmembers now carry MasterCard Worldwide-branded OceanPay cards.

The inefficiency of cash-based payroll for the cruise line industry is multifaceted, with the physical handling of cash and administrative burdens among the biggest problems. These issues are eliminated with the OceanPay card.

“OceanPay enables a coordination of services for cardholders that benefit cruise lines and crew members alike through improved security and flexibility, as well as savings in time and money,” said Kenneth M. Goins, Jr., CEO of PPS.

OceanPay is a proprietary, comprehensive payroll solution designed to mitigate the unique challenges and concerns of existing payroll processes faced by the maritime industry. The fully turn key solution provides currency exchange and money transfer services, companion cards, on---board card printing and encoding and free Internet connectivity.

The product is integrated into Apollo’s payroll system, “Apollo Solutions”.

For more information, contact Giselle St. Onge, Corporate Communications, saintonge@apolloships.com or visit www.apolloships.com