Royal Caribbean will begin deploying Starlink technology immediately
Royal Caribbean Group is to implement SpaceX’s Starlink onboard its ships, making it the first company in the cruise industry to adopt the broadband internet service.
“Our purpose as a company is to deliver the best vacation experiences to our guests responsibly, and this new offering, which is the biggest public deployment of Starlink’s high-speed internet in the travel industry so far, demonstrates our commitment to that purpose,” said Jason Liberty, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group. “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.”
The group will begin deploying Starlink technology across the fleet immediately, leveraging the insights obtained from the trial onboard Royal Caribbean International’s Freedom of the Seas. The installation is scheduled to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2023.
“Royal Caribbean Group selecting Starlink to provide high-speed, low-latency internet across their fleet will make their passengers’ getaways even more luxurious,” said Jonathan Hofeller, vice president of Starlink sales at SpaceX. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with Royal Caribbean Group to ensure travellers at sea can stay connected with a great internet experience.”
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