Windstar Cruises just announced their launch of Starlink Maritime high-speed, advanced broadband satellite internet capabilities. Wow, times sure have changed. Anyone remember standing in line to argue with the WiFi manager about your dropped service or system failure to log out? Paying for minutes?
As Windstar Cruises cruises the world, they’ll be able to provide guests one of the most developed high-speed connections in the world. Starlink will work both while sailing or in port.
Windstar Cruises Adds Starlink Internet
Windstar launched the new Wi-Fi technology on Star Pride during a recent Caribbean voyage and plans to implement Starlink across most of its global fleet by mid-2023.
Star Legend will offer the service this spring, followed by Wind Surf, Wind Star, and Star Breeze. Wind Spirit will activate the new technology as soon as it’s available in French Polynesia.
Currently, all Windstar Cruises use geostationary satellite service, Anuvu, for internet services. The addition of Starlink technology will amplify Anuvu, delivering more reliable and faster internet to Windstar’s guests.
Starlink is the world’s first and largest satellite constellation with a low Earth orbit that uses lasers so communication can happen further away from ground based stations.
“I am thrilled to be working with Anuvu and Starlink to offer our guests the latest in satellite technology,” said Gregg Wagner, technology director, Windstar Cruises. “When the ships are inside the service area, faster speeds will alleviate much of the frustration felt at peak use times.” “Starlink is yet to be available worldwide, but Windstar Cruises is excited to be among the first in the cruise industry to offer this cutting-edge technology.
The addition of highspeed internet service with our current geostationary satellite service will enable guests to stay connected to family and friends.”
What Windstar Ships Will Have Starlink Soon
Starlink will be available on select Windstar voyages where the service is active; not all global destinations are available. View Starlink’s current maritime coverage and progress map.
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