The service will be available on Star Breeze (pictured) later this year
Windstar Cruises is to implement SpaceX’s high-speed Starlink Maritime internet service across its fleet to deliver faster and more reliable wi-fi connectivity for guests and crew.
Starlink Maritime is the world’s largest low Earth orbit satellite constellation and will be used alongside Windstar’s current geostationary satellite service, Anuvu.
Windstar has already launched the technology on Star Pride, and it will be implemented on Star Legend this spring followed by Wind Surf, Wind Star and Star Breeze. It will also extend to Wind Spirit once Starlink is available in French Polynesia. The full roll-out will be completed by mid-2023.
“When the ships are inside the service area, faster speeds will alleviate much of the frustration felt at peak use times,” said Gregg Wagner, technology director for Windstar Cruises. “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 high-speed internet service with our current geostationary satellite service will enable guests to stay connected to family and friends.”