Royal Caribbean Group announced this week that Starlink’s satellite Internet access service will be installed on its cruise ships. For crew and passengers, this will affect all cruise ships from Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises.
Deployment of the antennas has begun following positive results from a test this summer aboard Royal Caribbean’s ‘Freedom of the Seas’. The service will officially launch on September 5 with the ship called Celebrity Beyond.
According to Royal Caribbean Group, the entire fleet of ships of its brands should be equipped by the end of the first quarter of 2023. Boss of the cruise line, Jason Liberty underlines that this is to date the most ” large public deployment of Starlink’s high-speed Internet in the travel industry. “
He adds : ” This technology will provide revolutionary internet connectivity onboard our ships, enhancing the cruise experience for passengers and crew. Without further details, there is mention of improved broadband activities like streaming and video calling.
After the announcement of Starlink Maritime
For Internet at sea, Starlink introduced a Starlink Maritime offer this summer, announcing a download speed of between 100 and 350 Mbps, an upload speed of between 20 and 40 Mbps, a latency of less than 99 ms.
Without a data limit, Starlink Maritime is billed $5,000 per month and $10,000 for the purchase of equipment with two satellite dishes. They make it possible to maintain the connection even in the event of strong storms.
According to SpaceX, Starlink Maritime should cover most of the world’s oceans by the first quarter of 2023.
Source: GNT – actualités by www.generation-nt.com.
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