Cunard Cruise Line has announced the implementation of a new Wi-Fi service on board its ships in collaboration with SpaceX’s Starlink. Starlink, known for its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite technology, will greatly enhance the internet capacity and connectivity on Cunard ships, enabling guests to share photos, stream videos, and enjoy other online content with faster and more reliable Wi-Fi speeds.
The roll-out of Starlink on Cunard’s fleet began in June 2023 and is expected to be available in public areas and staterooms of Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth by the end of the year. The newest ship, Queen Anne, will launch with the service in May 2024.
Cunard President Katie McAlister expressed the importance of staying connected while traveling, stating that the Wi-Fi service will make it easier for guests and crew members to share their experiences and keep in touch with loved ones back home. Jonathan Hofeller, Starlink’s vice president of commercial sales, emphasized the significance of high-speed internet in modern lifestyles and expressed excitement about improving the Wi-Fi service on Cunard ships.
Cunard is a renowned luxury British cruise line with a history dating back to 1840. The company is known for creating unforgettable experiences for travelers around the world. In addition to its fine dining options, hand-selected entertainment, and outstanding service, Cunard offers a variety of destinations, including Europe, the Caribbean, the Far East, and Australia.
Currently, Cunard operates three ships – Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth, and Queen Victoria. A fourth ship, Queen Anne, is set to enter service in 2024. This expansion is part of the company’s plans for the future of Cunard globally and marks the first time since 1999 that Cunard will have four ships in simultaneous service.
Cunard is owned by Carnival Corporation & plc and is headquartered in Southampton, UK. For more information about Cunard or to book a voyage, interested individuals are encouraged to visit the official Cunard website or contact their travel advisor.