Miami, Aug 30 – Royal Caribbean announced this Tuesday that it will begin “immediately” the implementation of the internet in its entire fleet through the Starlink satellite network, from the SpaceX firm, thus becoming the first company to cruise ships that will offer this high-speed service.
In a statement, the shipping company said it expects to have completed by the end of the first quarter of 2023 the installation of the service that will be available to passengers and crew of all ships of the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises brands, as well as on future ships added.
The President and CEO of the Royal Caribbean Group highlighted the announcement, which marks “the largest public implementation of Starlink high-speed internet in the travel industry to date” and demonstrates its commitment to providing the best vacation experience for its guests.
This same month, the founder of Spacex, the billionaire Elon Musk, together with T-Mobile executives, announced an agreement by which the telecommunications company will begin to offer coverage through the Starlink satellite network, to which can connect directly.
According to specialized media, this network has more than 250,000 users around the world, including the Government of Ukraine, to which SpaceX sent two terminals to be able to have internet during the Russian invasion and the ensuing war.
SpaceX has permission to launch 12,000 satellites, but is seeking approval to deploy up to 30,000 more.