CruiseThanks to Elon Musk's SpaceX venture, Royal Caribbean Group will soon offer high-speed, low-latency connectivity across its ships.

Downloaded: High-speed internet now possible on the high seas

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The implementation of Starlink technology across Royal Caribbean's cruise ships will enable more high-bandwidth activities like video streaming and video calls, enhancing the cruise experience for guests and cruise like.
The implementation of Starlink technology across Royal Caribbean's cruise ships will enable more high-bandwidth activities like video streaming and video calls, enhancing the cruise experience for guests and cruise like. Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group has unveiled plans to install high-speed broadband internet services for all its current and future ships.

The move is touted as a cruise industry first for Royal Caribbean Group, which will see all Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises ships implemented with SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet access by the end of 1Q 2023.

An earlier trial deployment onboard Freedom of the Seas has “received a tremendous amount of positive feedback from guests and crew", leading Royal Caribbean Group to now adopt high-speed, low-latency connectivity across its fleet.

Jason Liberty, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group, said: “This technology will provide game-changing internet connectivity onboard our ships, enhancing the cruise experience for guests and crew alike. It will improve and enable more high-bandwidth activities like video streaming as well as activities like video calls."

Royal Caribbean's announcement has already received much fanfare from SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who wrote on Twitter: “Kickass internet connection coming Royal Caribbean ships soon!”

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