Cunard to Introduce SpaceX’s Starlink Wi-Fi Across Fleet

Starlink Cunard ships

Cunard, the British-American cruise line, has announced the implementation of SpaceX’s Starlink Wi-Fi service across its fleet. The move aims to provide passengers with faster and more reliable internet connectivity.

“Sharing unforgettable moments with friends and family back at home is an important part of any holiday,” said Cunard President Katie McAlister on Monday in a statement.

Starlink, a leader in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite technology, will enhance Wi-Fi capacity on Cunard ships. The service will allow passengers to share photos and videos, stream films, and access other online content more efficiently. Jonathan Hofeller, Starlink’s vice president of commercial sales, stated, “High-speed internet is critical to our modern lifestyle both at home and when travelling.”

The Starlink service is currently available on all three existing Cunard ships—Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth. The rollout began in June 2023 and is expected to be fully operational in both public spaces and staterooms on these ships by the end of the year.

Cunard’s newest ship, Queen Anne, is set to launch in May 2024 and will come equipped with the Starlink service.

Numerous cruise lines have adopted Starlink for internet, as the service is gaining in popularity.