, 2022-08-30 15:14:53,
Royal Caribbean Group plans to implement SpaceX’s Starlink broadband connectivity service on all Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises ships.
Starlink deployment will begin immediately and is set to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2023, Royal Caribbean announced Tuesday. The deal will also apply to new vessels for each of the brands. This is the first cruise line deal for Starlink, a constellation of satellites in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO).
Royal Caribbean recently did a Starlink trial on its ship Freedom of the Seas, and said it received “tremendous positive feedback from guests and crew.”
“This technology will provide game-changing internet connectivity onboard our ships, enhancing the cruise experience for guests and crew alike. It will improve and enable more high-bandwidth activities like video streaming as well as activities like video calls. Using Starlink is one more example of our continued focus on innovation and excellence for our guests, our crew, the communities we visit and our shareholders,” said Jason Liberty, Royal Caribbean Group president and CEO.
“We couldn’t be more excited to work with Royal Caribbean Group to ensure travelers at sea can stay connected…
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