Carnival announces that it will offer blazing fast Internet with Starlink

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Cruise vacations and work experiences go further than ever this year. Working from your laptop or streaming your favorite TV show in the middle of nowhere like the Atlantic Ocean is now very doable. More carriers are investing in high-speed Internet, and that’s what the world’s largest cruise vacation company, Carnivaljust did.

Carnival Triumph cruise ship in port in the Caribbean

carnival corporation announced on wednesday who have signed an agreement with SpaceX’s Starlink —Elon Musk’s satellite technology company— to bring faster, more reliable Wi-Fi to its customers.

The cruise company is already in the process of rolling out Starlink Internet across its global fleet, with ships from Carnival Cruise Line and AIDA Cruises. The rollout began in December 2022 and will expand to all of the company’s brands including Cunard, Holland America Line, Seabourn, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and P&O Cruises (Australia). High speed internet for everyone!

Man talking on the phone while using a tablet on a boat

Carnival is not the first cruise company to implement Starlink’s satellite Internet services. A few months ago, Celebrity Cruises announced the installation of this high speed Internet technology on the new Celebrity Beyond ship. Here’s what travelers need to know about Carnival’s new Internet service on cruise ships:

What travelers can expect

Carnival guests will soon be in for a new era of cruising. The new internet service will allow travelers and crew members to download and stream content just as they would inside and stay connected with family and friends on board.

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travelers enjoying the pool on the deck of the cruise ship

With Starlink Internet, guests can share photos and videos, stream movies and watch live sporting events, and easily share and view updates on social media. “Even in the most remote waters, guests aboard Carnival Corporation ships will be able to share real-time updates with friends and family.” saying Jonathan Hofeller, Starlink’s vice president of sales for SpaceX.

Travelers could soon be on exciting routes around the world, keeping up with everything that is happening in the world and with the best entertainment. Customers have already shared their excitement on social media and look forward to using the new high-speed, low-latency broadband Internet connection on their upcoming trips.

Happy woman using smartphone on cruise

According to the information shared in cruise hive, Starlink’s maritime connection performance is expected to outperform many traditional domestic services. Since the system uses a dual satellite connection, speeds range from 100-350 Mbps for downloads and 20-40 Mbps for uploads.

The cruise company has not disclosed exactly when the rollout will end — Carnival Corporation owns about 100 ships — nor details about pricing or whether the service will be included in the cabin price. Travelers should wait a little longer for more details and to confirm availability on their next cruise.

carnival cruise riding into the sunset

Carnival improves services

Cruise ships are making a comeback and Carnival Corporation is making a big effort to compete in the industry and attract more travelers. With this new Starlink partnership, travelers from all over the world have already shared their excitement.

carnival cruise deck

Carnival will also add a new boat to his fleet next year, the Carnival Jubilee. This company’s cruises are already popular for offering fun activities and great amenities, although they have advertised strict fines up to $500 to prevent bad behavior. Its expansion and service improvements make it an attractive and highly competitive cruise company this year.

Carnival has routes to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Mexico, Europe, Bermuda, Alaska, the Panama Canal, Hawaii, Australia, Canada and New England, and more! With the new high-speed Internet connection, many travelers will be able to relax and spend more time on cruise ships.

Girl enjoying a cruise

The cruise segment is not the only one in the travel industry investing in Starlink Internet to provide high-speed Internet to travelers. Other airlines, including major US airlines such as Hawaiian Airlines, have also invested in this technology. And recently, Delta Announced that will provide free in-flight Wi-Fi to all customers with T-Mobile. This 2023, more passengers will be able to incorporate high-quality Wi-Fi connections from different means of transport.

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