Fri. Sep 29th, 2023
Cunard and P&O Cruises Improve WiFi with Elon Musk’s Starlink

Cunard and P&O Cruises, both subsidiaries of Carnival Group, have announced that they will be upgrading the WiFi connectivity on their ships through a partnership with Starlink, owned by billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX. This satellite internet service will provide enhanced connectivity and bandwidth across their fleets.

By the end of the year, Cunard’s ships Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth will have Starlink available in public spaces and cabins. Additionally, Cunard’s upcoming ship, Queen Anne, set to launch in May 2024, will also feature the service.

On the other hand, Starlink has already been introduced in public spaces on P&O Cruises’ Britannia and Azura ships. By the end of 2023, the service will be available in public spaces and cabins on Arvia, Iona, Ventura, Arcadia, and Aurora.

Paul Ludlow, the president of Carnival UK, expressed the significance of staying connected with friends and family during holidays. He believes that Starlink will facilitate this, allowing guests and colleagues to easily share moments and access news, live events, and content from home.

Jonathan Hofeller, the vice president of commercial sales at Starlink, stated that high-speed internet is essential in our modern lifestyle, both at home and while traveling. He emphasized the excitement of Starlink providing an improved WiFi service onboard P&O Cruises and Cunard ships worldwide.

With this partnership, Cunard and P&O Cruises aim to enhance the overall guest experience by providing reliable and efficient WiFi connectivity to meet the needs of today’s travelers.