Carnival’s Entire Cruise Fleet Now Has Starlink Internet

Carnival Starlink Installation

Carnival, the world’s largest cruise company, announced today that 100% of its global fleet is now equipped with Starlink’s high-speed, low-latency internet connectivity. This upgrade enhances the onboard experience for guests and crew by providing faster service, greater capacity, and more reliable Wi-Fi across its fleet of over 90 ships.

“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 in a statement on Tuesday.

“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,” added Weinstein.

The Starlink roll-out is part of Carnival Corporation’s industry-leading connectivity strategy, which has quadrupled the fleet’s bandwidth since 2019. The enhanced internet service rivals land-based connectivity, enabling guests and crew to share pictures and videos, scroll on social media, stream live content, and work remotely. It also boosts each ship’s operational capabilities, allowing for continuous equipment monitoring, real-time data sharing between ship and shore teams, and the rapid deployment of new guest services.

Carnival Corporation began the fleetwide implementation of Starlink in December 2022, starting with Carnival Cruise Line and AIDA Cruises, before expanding to its other brands, including Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK), and Cunard.

This expansion supports Carnival Corporation’s multi-provider strategy, ensuring that its global fleet of 90+ ships visiting over 800 ports worldwide delivers reliable, high-speed Wi-Fi service. The system leverages technologies from various suppliers, dynamically routing internet traffic and optimizing network speeds to provide a consistent experience for guests across all brands and itineraries.