Carnival Corporation and Starlink-copyright-cruise-critic

As an international shipping partner of Carnival Corporation, the undisputed leader in the cruise industry, we are delighted to share that it has reached an important milestone today:

100% of its ships worldwide are now powered by Starlink’s state-of-the-art global internet connectivity . That includes all the ships in all the brands within the corporation: Carnival Cruise LineHolland America LinePrincess CruisesSeabournCunardCosta CruisesAIDA, and P&O Cruises.

Carnival Corporation, the undisputed leader in the cruise industry, has reached a significant milestone today with the announcement that 100% of its ships worldwide are now powered by Starlink’s cutting-edge global internet connectivity.

This important achievement marks a new era in onboard experiences for Carnival Corporation’s guests and crew, delivering unprecedented speed, capacity, and reliability across its impressive fleet of over 90 ships spanning its renowned portfolio of cruise brands. The deployment of Starlink represents the latest stride in Carnival Corporation’s ongoing commitment to innovation and investment in connectivity, which has seen its fleetwide bandwidth quadruple since 2019, solidifying its position as a frontrunner in the industry.

The integration of Starlink elevates onboard connectivity to rival the experiences available on land, empowering guests and crew alike to remain seamlessly connected from any corner of the globe. Whether it’s sharing cherished memories through photos and videos, engaging with social media, streaming live content, or conducting business remotely, the enhanced bandwidth ensures an unparalleled digital experience at sea. Moreover, this upgrade enhances each ship’s operational and communication capabilities, enabling continuous monitoring of onboard equipment, real-time connectivity, and data sharing between ship and shore teams. This increased versatility facilitates the swift rollout of new guest services and features, enriching the onboard experience for all.

Josh Weinstein, CEO of Carnival Corporation, expressed his enthusiasm for the transformative impact of Starlink, stating, “Starlink has revolutionized the onboard connectivity experience for our guests, leading to a surge in guest satisfaction and positive feedback. We view this technology as a triple win – providing guests with greater flexibility to stay connected during their vacation, enabling crew members to stay connected with loved ones, and enhancing our onboard operational systems.”

The deployment of Starlink commenced in December 2022, initially aboard Carnival Cruise Line and AIDA Cruises ships before expanding across the entire spectrum of Carnival Corporation’s prestigious cruise brands, including Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK), and Cunard.

This expansion of Starlink underscores Carnival Corporation’s multi-provider strategy aimed at delivering land-equivalent, high-speed Wi-Fi service onboard its global fleet. Designed to accommodate the diverse needs of constantly traversing vessels worldwide, the company’s dynamic system harnesses technologies from various suppliers, ensuring seamless connectivity and a consistent experience for guests across every brand and itinerary.

As Carnival Corporation continues to chart its course towards innovation and excellence, the integration of Starlink heralds a new era of connectivity at sea, setting the stage for unforgettable voyages and unparalleled experiences for guests and crew alike.

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