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RCL cruisers set for high-speed internet surfing

Cruise ship passengers to Bermuda are about to enjoy high-quality internet services on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line vessels, through Starlink.

Royal Caribbean has announced it will implement SpaceX’s Starlink fleetwide — making the group the first in the cruise industry to do so.

The company said it will adopt the high-speed, low-latency connectivity for a better on-board experience for guests and crew.

The innovative broadband internet service will be installed on all Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises ships, along with all new vessels for each of the brands.

The statement said: “Deployment of the Starlink technology across the fleet will begin immediately, leveraging the insights obtained from the trial on board Freedom of the Seas, which has received a tremendous amount of positive feedback from guests and crew. The installation is slated to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2023.”

The company said It will improve and enable more high-bandwidth activities such as video streaming and video calls.

“Our purpose as a company is to deliver the best vacation experiences to our guests responsibly, and this new offering, which is the biggest public deployment of Starlink’s high-speed internet in the travel industry so far, demonstrates our commitment to that purpose,” said Jason Liberty, president and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Group.

“This technology will provide game-changing internet connectivity on board our ships, enhancing the cruise experience for guests and crew alike.”

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Published September 06, 2022 at 7:57 am (Updated September 06, 2022 at 7:50 am)

RCL cruisers set for high-speed internet surfing

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