Fri. Sep 29th, 2023
Cruise Lines Partner with Starlink to Enhance Connectivity on Board

Carnival group’s cruise lines, Cunard and P&O Cruises, have announced a deal with Starlink, operated by SpaceX, to boost connectivity and bandwidth across their fleets. By the end of the year, Starlink will be available in public spaces and cabins on Cunard ships Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth. Additionally, the line’s newest ship, Queen Anne, will launch with the service in May 2024.

P&O Cruises has already introduced Starlink to public spaces on board Britannia and Azura, and by the end of 2023, it will be available in public spaces and cabins on Arvia, Iona, Ventura, Arcadia, and Aurora.

The president of Carnival UK, Paul Ludlow, highlighted the importance of staying connected with friends and family while on holiday: “Whether it’s uploading a picture of a sunset as you sail away from a newly-discovered destination or catching up with the news, live events, or content from home, Starlink will make it even easier for our guests and colleagues to stay connected.”

Starlink’s vice president of commercial sales, Jonathan Hofeller, emphasized the significance of high-speed internet in our modern lifestyle, both at home and while traveling. He expressed excitement that guests and crew of P&O Cruises and Cunard will benefit from an improved WiFi service on board, regardless of their location in the world.