Royal Caribbean Group will use SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet infrastructure.
Tuesday’s announcement marks the largest Starlink deployment in the travel sector.
The unique broadband internet service will be installed aboard all Royal Caribbean International; Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises ships, as well as all new boats.
Moreover, Royal Caribbean will immediately deploy SpaceX’s Starlink dishes. Travelers can expect hardware installation in Q1 2023. The cruise company didn’t indicate how much access will cost. However, Depending on the bundle, Voom internet costs $12.99 to $19.99 per day per device.
Furthermore, After a pilot with SpaceX’s Starlink on Freedom of the Seas; Royal Caribbean chose SpaceX’s satellite internet service. The company stated guests and workers loved the trial.
In addition, One blogger tried Starlink on Freedom of the Seas and got 77Mbps download and 15Mbps upload; allowing them to stream videos without lag. Cruise ship speed varies by location.
According to evaluations; the prior internet options aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships offered 3Mbps to 5Mbps Internet speeds.
In June, the FCC approved SpaceX to operate Starlink on cars, boats, and planes, just after Royal Caribbean expressed interest in using it on ships. Starlink Maritime is designed for commercial ships; oil rigs, and luxury yachts.
SpaceX is collaborating with two airlines, including Hawaiian, because, to deploy Starlink to commercial planes.