Starlink, a leading provider of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite technology, is set to enhance connectivity for guests on P&O Cruises and Cunard ships. This development will enable passengers to share photos and videos, stream films, and access other content at even faster speeds while on board.
The implementation of Starlink on P&O Cruises and Cunard ships began in June 2023. By the end of the same year, the service is expected to be available in both public areas and cabins on Cunard ships such as Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth. Moreover, Starlink will be available on Cunard’s latest addition, Queen Anne, starting from May 2024.
P&O Cruises is also rolling out the Starlink service on its ships. Currently, Starlink is accessible in public spaces on Britannia and Azura, and it is anticipated to be available in both public areas and cabins on Arvia, Iona, Ventura, Arcadia, and Aurora by the end of 2023.
Starlink’s enhanced connectivity will enable guests and crew members to easily upload pictures, stay updated with news and live events, and access content from home during their voyage. This improved high-speed internet service is considered essential for modern lifestyles, whether at home or when traveling.
Carnival Corp. & plc, the parent company of P&O Cruises and Cunard, signed a global agreement with Starlink in January, aiming to enhance Wi-Fi capacity across its fleets. In addition to Carnival Corp. & plc, several other cruise brands have also signed deals with Starlink this year, expanding the reach of improved satellite connectivity within the industry.
The implementation of Starlink on P&O Cruises and Cunard ships reflects the growing demand for efficient and reliable internet access at sea. This advancement in connectivity technology ensures that guests and crew members can enjoy seamless and uninterrupted browsing, communication, and entertainment while on board the ships.