Who remembers those awful days and nights of trying to log-in to a ship’s wifi? And then waiting in line to speak with the Internet Manager about lost minutes? Thank goodness those days are over. Elon Musk’s Starlink Wi-Fi on board ships is becoming the new normal.
Cunard announced it is rolling out SpaceX’s Starlink across its fleet, joining the list of cruise lines that have already added or plan to add Starlink satellite internet.
Cunard Adds Starlink Wi-Fi to All Ships
Starlink satellite technology will provide guests with superior internet access across Cunard ships. You’ll be able to share photos and videos, stream films, and enjoy other content on board with a more reliable Wi-Fi connection at even faster speeds.
When Will Cunard Ships Have Starlink?
The roll-out of Starlink aboard Cunard Queens 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.
Cunard’s newest ship, Queen Anne, will launch with the service in May 2024.
Cunard President Katie McAlister said: “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 vice president of commercial sales Jonathan Hofeller said: “High-speed internet is critical to our modern lifestyle both at home and when travelling. We’re excited that Cunard guests and crew will benefit from an improved Wi-Fi service on board wherever they are in the world.”
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