Cunard has announced the launch of a new Wi-Fi service on its fleet, powered by SpaceX’s Starlink. Starlink, known for its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite technology, will provide Cunard guests with enhanced capacity, ensuring a more reliable and faster Wi-Fi connection.
The roll-out of Starlink began in June 2023 and is available on all three Cunard ships: Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth. By the end of 2023, the service will be accessible in both public spaces and staterooms on these ships. Additionally, Cunard’s newest ship, Queen Anne, will launch with Starlink in May 2024.
Cunard President Katie McAlister expressed the significance of staying connected with loved ones while on holiday. The improved Wi-Fi service offered by Starlink will make it easier for guests and crew to share unforgettable moments and stay up to date with news, live events, and content from home.
Jonathan Hofeller, Starlink’s vice president of commercial sales, emphasized the importance of high-speed internet in modern life. He expressed excitement that Cunard guests and crew will benefit from an improved Wi-Fi service no matter where they are in the world.
Cunard, a luxury British cruise line with a rich history dating back to 1840, is renowned for creating unforgettable experiences around the globe. The company prides itself on fine dining, exceptional service, and curated entertainment. With destinations spanning Europe, the Caribbean, the Far East, and Australia, Cunard aims to provide a world-class experience for its passengers.
Currently operating three ships, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth, and Queen Victoria, Cunard will introduce its fourth ship, Queen Anne, in 2024. This expansion is part of Cunard’s ambitious plans for the future and will mark the first time since 1999 that the company will have four ships simultaneously in service.
For more information about Cunard or to book a voyage, interested individuals can contact their Travel Advisor or visit Cunard’s official website.