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Carnival Corporation Deploys Starlink Across Entire Cruise Fleet 

By Rachel Jewett | May 14, 2024

The AIDAblu cruise ship. Photo: Carnival Corporation

Carnival Corporation completed deploying Starlink across its entire cruise fleet, the company announced Tuesday. Carnival reports that this is part of a connectivity strategy that quadrupled fleetwide bandwidth since 2019. 

The rollout includes more than 90 ships across Carnival Cruise Line, AIDA Cruises, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises, and Cunard. Carnival began using Starlink in late 2022 with Carnival and AIDA

Carnival said this rollout improved the customer experience with connectivity that “rivals on-land” experience. It has also improved operational and communications capabilities with more onboard equipment monitoring and real-time connectivity and data sharing between ship and shore teams.

Carnival Corporation CEO Josh Weinstein said Starlink has been a “game-changer” in onboard connectivity. 

“We’ve already seen a surge in guest satisfaction and positive feedback from the super-fast and reliable Wi-Fi service we provide onboard,” Weinstein said. “We see this technology as a win-win-win – it provides our guests with more flexibility to stay as connected as they’d like on vacation, it allows our crew to stay in touch with friends and loved ones, and it enhances our onboard operational systems.”

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