A cruise company, Royal Caribbean Cruises, will offer visitors access to the fast Internet, which is being managed by SpaceX with its Starlink satellite network.
The Royal Caribbean and SpaceX partnership is an attempt to change the traditional situation where cruise ships do not have high-quality and low-cost access to the Network. It is reported that the introduction of technology has already begun on all of the company's ships, and the end of the ship's equipment will be completed early next year.
According to the head of Royal Caribbean Jason Liberty, technology will provide an Internet connection on ships that "changes the rules of the game." In particular, it will improve the quality and accessibility of some Internet services that require a large channel width, such as the use of video-strim services and video calls.
According to SpaceX, the company's Internet service will make Royal Caribbean's cruises even more luxurious. It is known that Starlink, which is in low-Earth orbit, now has some 2,800 satellites.
In June, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission approved the provision of the Starlink satellite Internet to passengers and crew of ships and aircraft, as well as to truck drivers.
In addition to the cruise company, SpaceX has already signed preliminary agreements with some commercial air carriers to provide Wi-Fi on board airliners, in particular as far as Hawaiian Airlines and JSX are concerned.