Carnival Completes Fleetwide Installation of SpaceX’s Starlink

Carnival Corporation has successfully installed SpaceX’s Starlink internet service across its entire fleet of cruise ships, significantly enhancing the connectivity experience for passengers. Carnival’s CEO, Josh Weinstein, said Starlink has been a “game-changer” for the company’s operations and guest satisfaction.

Carnival, the world’s largest cruise company, now boasts Starlink’s high-speed, low-latency internet across its entire fleet, consisting of more than 90 ships spanning nine cruise lines. Passengers can now enjoy reliable Wi-Fi, enabling them to share content, browse social media, and work remotely from virtually anywhere on the planet.

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This significant upgrade not only elevates the passenger experience but also benefits the crew by allowing them to stay connected with their loved ones.

“Starlink has been a game-changer for the onboard connectivity experience our cruise lines deliver to their guests. We’ve already seen a surge in guest satisfaction and positive feedback from the super-fast and reliable Wi-Fi service we provide onboard,” Weinstein stated.

The comprehensive installation of Starlink across Carnival’s fleet began in December 2022, initially rolling out on Carnival Cruise Line and AIDA Cruises ships. This initiative soon expanded to include Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK), and Cunard.

Carnival’s decision to implement Starlink follows a growing trend in the maritime industry. Nearly all major cruise lines have adopted, or are in the process of adopting Starlink across their fleets. Starlink’s maritime applications extend beyond cruise lines, with shipping giants such as Maersk and Seaspan integrating Starlink for their operations, ensuring more reliable bandwidth for crew communications.

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