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Carnival Corporation Complete Fleetwide Starlink Roll-out

Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, has announced that 100% of its fleet of ships have been outfitted with Starlink’s high-speed, low-latency global internet connectivity. This installation provides a better onboard experience for guests and crew through faster service, greater connectivity and a more reliable WiFi.

Carnival Corporation has seen a fourfold increase in its fleetwide bandwidth since 2019 through initiatives to improve connectivity across its fleet. With the roll-out of Starlink across the corporation’s 90+ global fleet of ships, guests and crew can now access internet speeds at sea that Carnival says rivals on-land connectivity experiences. 

With the Starlink upgrade, guests and crew are able to stay connected anywhere in the world. The added bandwidth enables passengers to share pictures and videos, scroll social media, stream live content and work remotely with ease. Additionally, the operational and communications capabilities onboard the ships have been enhanced as well. The nine cruise lines will be able to monitor onboard equipment, share necessary data from ship to shore, and roll out new services and features more effectively while at sea. 

In 2022, Carnival Corporation began its fleetwide roll-out of Starlink with Carnival Cruise Line and AIDA Cruises. They have since expanded to the company’s other seven global brands–Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises Australia, P&O Cruises UK, Costa Cruises, Cunard and Seabourn.

“Starlink has been a game-changer for the onboard connectivity experience our cruise lines deliver to their guests, and we’ve already seen a surge in guest satisfaction and positive feedback from the super-fast and reliable Wi-Fi service we provide onboard,” said Josh Weinstein, CEO of Carnival Corporation. “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.”

Carnival Corporation’s nine cruise lines operate 90 ships that visit more than 800 ports worldwide. The company is committed to providing a consistent network experience to guests across every brand and each itinerary.