Carnival Expands Wi-Fi Connectivity with SpaceX’s Starlink
Carnival today announced an agreement for the next-generation of internet connectivity across its global fleet. The company has signed a new agreement with SpaceX’s Starlink to provide faster service, greater capacity and more reliable Wi-Fi on a global scale.
Fleet roll-out of Starlink began in December 2022 with Carnival Cruise Line and AIDA Cruises ships, with plans to expand Starlink to several of the company’s other cruise brands, which include Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard.
Rivaling on-land connectivity experiences, Starlink greatly advances Carnival Corporation’s focus of improving Wi-Fi experience for its guests to stay connected while on vacation, including sharing photos and videos, streaming movies and live sporting events, and more.
Starlink joins a growing portfolio of communications service, satellite and other technology providers that make up Carnival’s fleetwide connectivity ecosystem. As a global cruise company with nearly 100 ships visiting over 700 ports worldwide, Carnival’s multi-provider connectivity framework is designed to strategically route internet traffic to optimize network speeds across its fleet anywhere in the world.
“For many of our guests, it has become more and more important to maintain the type of connectivity at sea that they’ve become accustomed to at home, and of course to share the unforgettable experiences of their cruise with friends and family,” said Carnival’s CEO Josh Weinstein in a statement. “We are in the business of delivering happiness, and Starlink makes it as easy as possible for our guests to share all their great moments and memories, giving them even more joy out of their cruise vacation.”
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