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Cunard Rolling Out SpaceX’s Starlink Wi-Fi Across Its Fleet

Cunard Rolling Out SpaceX’s Starlink Wi-Fi Across Its Fleet

Luxury cruise line Cunard will offer Starlink internet aboard all of its ships by the end of 2023.

Cunard Line has announced the debut of a new onboard Wi-Fi service as part of its deployment of SpaceX’s Starlink across the fleet.

In a press release, the company shared that Starlink, the leader in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite technology, will allow guests to share photos and videos, stream films, and enjoy other content on board with a more dependable Wi-Fi connection at even quicker speeds.

“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,” said Cunard President Katie McAlister.

The roll-out of Starlink aboard Cunard’s current three-ship fleet began in June 2023, with the service due to be available in both public spaces and staterooms on Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth by the end of 2023.

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Cunard’s newest ship, Queen Anne, will launch with the service in May 2024.

“High-speed internet is critical to our modern lifestyle both at home and when traveling. We’re excited that Cunard guests and crew will benefit from an improved Wi-Fi service on board wherever they are in the world,” Starlink VP of commercial sales Jonathan Hofeller commented.

The news follows Cunard parent company Carnival Corporation‘s January announcement that Starlink Wi-Fi would be installed aboard all ships in its global fleet.

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Carrie Ann Karstunen