American Queen Voyages to become first cruise line to implement Starlink fleetwide

American Queen Voyages to become first cruise line to implement Starlink fleetwide

FORT LAUDERDALE — American Queen Voyages has announced Starlink upgrades across its entire fleet, making it the first cruise line to implement SpaceX’s satellite Internet service fleet wide.

The rollout will span American Queen Voyages’ seven vessels, including its Rivers, Lakes & Oceans, and Expedition vessels. Starlink will be installed, tested and ready to use on all vessels before they sail in 2023.

“Upgrading our included Wi-Fi to Space X’s Starlink will enhance the guest and crew experience on all of our vessels,” said Cindy D’Aoust, president, American Queen Voyages. “This new Internet service will now allow guests to stay connected while deeply discovering North America, enjoying the comforts of at-home Wi-Fi at sea.”

American Queen, American Countess and Ocean Navigator have already undergone Starlink installation, with the technology ready for guests and crew to enjoy. Each vessel will have multiple maritime Starlink grade kits, providing significant bandwidth in partnership with the FMC Global Sat 5G solution, which will be an included amenity in American Queen Voyages’ all-inclusive offerings.

Said Emmanuel Cotrel, Chief Executive Officer of FMC: “FMC’s innovative solutions integrated with Starlink’s connectivity enables applications and services that require low latency and significant Mbps of bandwidth that were, until now, considered unrealistic or cost prohibitive. We are pleased to help provide American Queen Voyages passengers and crew with best-in-class Internet connectivity wherever they travel.”

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