In the twenty-first century, living without Wi-Fi has become unthinkable. And even though some is better than none, for many of us, broadband speed is important, especially for those combining business and pleasure who have to get some work done even when they’re on vacation. With cruises becoming ever more popular, the importance of Wi-Fi on board has grown too. The Ambassador cruise line will therefore be installing Starlink Wi-Fi on two of its ships, in order to offer their travellers an even better experience.
Previously, Royal Caribbean had sent a letter to the US Federal Communications Commission asking them to “expeditiously” process the approval of Starlink to operate on moving vehicles. That approval was given last year and now, Ambassador is the next cruise line company introducing the service.
Over the course of November 2023, the technology will be installed on Ambassador’s Ambience ship. By December, the ship Ambition will be equipped with Starlink Wi-Fi too. According to the cruise company, the internet speed aboard will increase by 50% with the introduction of the new technology, allowing passengers to enjoy a much better internet experience.
“This enhancement to internet connectivity across the fleet is yet another milestone in our mission to make cruising with Ambassador an unforgettable experience. Reliable internet access is essential and we are thrilled to introduce an enhanced Wi-Fi service on board Ambience and Ambition”, Chief executive Christian Verhounig declared. “Offering unparalleled connectivity while in port and at sea will enable our guests and crew to seamlessly connect with their loved ones and the world around them, ensuring they can capture and share precious moments while staying informed and entertained during their sailing.”
Starlink is a satellite constellation operated by American aerospace company SpaceX, owned by Elon Musk. The first Starlink satellites were launched in 2019 and the company is also aiming for global mobile phone service by the beginning of 2024.