P&O and Cunard boosts Wifi connectivity with Starlink

P&O and Cunard boosts Wifi connectivity with Starlink. It’s great to hear that P&O Cruises and Cunard Line are working to improve their onboard Wi-Fi connectivity for passengers, its been a long time coming.

Starlink, owned by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, is known for its satellite internet service. It is rapidly expanding into the cruise industry, and P&O Cruises and Cunard are the latest buyers. Starlink’s expansion into the cruise industry will indeed enhance the onboard experience for travellers, and that is needed aboard P&O and Cunard ships.

P&O Ventura berthed at Ocean Terminal in Southampton
Credit: P&O Ventura berthed at Ocean Terminal in Southampton / SaIl Away Magazine

Improved Connectivity

Passengers on P&O Cruises and Cunard Line ships can expect improved connectivity and bandwidth thanks to the partnership with Starlink. This will allow them to stay connected with family and friends, access news and live events, and share their cruise experiences online more easily.

Timeline for Implementation

Starlink is set to be available in public spaces and cabins on all Cunard ships by the end of 2023. Some P&O ships, such as Britannia and Azura, have already introduced Starlink in public spaces. The rest of the fleet will have Starlink internet available by the end of 2023.

Importance of Connectivity

Carnival UK president Paul Ludlow highlighted the importance of connectivity for cruise passengers, as it allows them to share their experiences and stay in touch with loved ones while at sea. This improvement in Wi-Fi service aims to enhance the overall guest experience.

Starlink’s Role

Starlink’s vice president of commercial sales, Jonathan Hofeller, emphasized the significance of high-speed internet in modern lifestyles, whether at home or during travel. Starlink aims to provide reliable internet access for passengers and crew on P&O and Cunard ships, regardless of their location at sea.

Positive Impact

Wi-Fi performance on both P&O and Cunard ships has been subpar for some time, and this announcement is definitely exciting news for passengers who rely on connectivity during their cruises. The improvement in Wi-Fi service is particularly exciting for younger travellers, which is P&O’s target market of late.

Overall, this partnership between P&O, Cunard, and Starlink appears to be a positive development for cruise passengers who value staying connected while enjoying their cruise vacations.

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