Carnival-owned cruise lines, Cunard and P&O Cruises, will soon be providing Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet services to their passengers. By the end of the year, Starlink will be available in public spaces and cabins on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria, and Queen Mary 2. P&O Cruises already has Starlink onboard its ships Azura and Britannia and plans to extend the service to cabins and public areas on Arvia, Iona, Ventura, Arcadia, and Aurora by year-end.
Carnival UK President, Paul Ludlow, emphasized the importance of staying connected with loved ones while on vacation: “Sharing unforgettable moments with friends and family back at home is an important part of any holiday. Whether it’s uploading a picture of a sunset as you sail away from a newly-discovered destination or catching up with the news, live events, or content from home, Starlink will make it even easier for our guests and colleagues to stay connected.”
Starlink’s Vice President of Commercial Sales, Jonathan Hofeller, expressed excitement about the partnership: “High-speed internet is critical to our modern lifestyle both at home and when traveling. We’re excited that P&O Cruises and Cunard guests and crew will benefit from an improved WiFi service on board, wherever they are in the world.”
With Starlink’s satellite internet services, passengers on Cunard and P&O Cruises ships will have access to high-speed internet for various activities such as sharing photos, staying updated with news and events, and connecting with friends and family. This partnership aims to enhance the overall cruise experience and ensure connectivity even in remote areas of the world.
By expanding Starlink’s reach to their fleets, Cunard and P&O Cruises are taking steps to meet the growing demand for reliable and high-speed internet access while on a cruise vacation.