The cruise lines under the Carnival group have announced a partnership with Starlink, operated by SpaceX, to enhance connectivity and bandwidth across their fleets. The Cunard ships Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth will have Starlink available in public spaces and cabins by the end of the year. Additionally, the new Cunard ship, Queen Anne, will launch with the service in May 2024.
P&O Cruises has already introduced Starlink in public spaces on Britannia and Azura, and it will be available on Arvia, Iona, Ventura, Arcadia, and Aurora by the end of 2023.
Carnival UK president, Paul Ludlow, emphasized the importance of staying connected with friends and family while on holiday. He mentioned how Starlink will make it easier for guests and crew to share unforgettable moments and stay updated with news and live events.
Jonathan Hofeller, the vice president of commercial sales at Starlink, expressed excitement about providing improved WiFi services to P&O Cruises and Cunard guests and crew worldwide. He highlighted the significance of high-speed internet in today’s modern lifestyle, both at home and while traveling.
This partnership with Starlink will significantly enhance the connectivity and bandwidth across the cruise lines’ fleets, allowing guests and crew to enjoy seamless internet access throughout their voyages. Whether it’s uploading pictures, staying connected with loved ones, or accessing content from home, Starlink’s boosted services will provide a superior WiFi experience for all onboard.