Cunard and P&O Cruises, both part of the Carnival group, have announced plans to enhance the onboard wifi experience for passengers through a partnership with Starlink, the satellite internet service owned by Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
Under the deal, connectivity and bandwidth will be improved across the fleets of both cruise lines. Cunard’s ships, including Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth, and the upcoming Queen Anne, will have access to Starlink in public spaces and cabins by the end of 2024. P&O Cruises’ Britannia, Azura, Arvia, Iona, Ventura, Arcadia, and Aurora will also have the service available onboard by the end of 2023.
Paul Ludlow, president of Carnival UK, emphasized the importance of staying connected with friends and family while on vacation. He mentioned that whether it’s uploading pictures, catching up on news or events, or accessing content from home, Starlink’s improved wifi service will make it easier for guests and crew members to stay connected.
Jonathan Hofeller, vice president of commercial sales at Starlink, highlighted the significance of high-speed internet in the modern lifestyle, both at home and while traveling. He expressed excitement about the opportunity for P&O Cruises and Cunard guests and crew to benefit from the improved wifi service, no matter where they are in the world.
With this partnership, Cunard and P&O Cruises aim to enhance the overall onboard experience for their passengers by providing reliable and high-speed wifi connectivity.