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Windstar Cruises implementing Starlink high-speed Internet

Windstar Cruises became one of the latest lines to offer Starlink's high-speed broadband satellite Internet service.

Windstar launched the new Wi-Fi technology on Star Pride during a recent Caribbean voyage and plans to implement Starlink across most of its fleet by mid-2023. Star Legend will offer the service this spring, followed by Wind Surf, Wind Star and Star Breeze. Wind Spirit will activate the new technology as soon as it’s available in French Polynesia.

Supplements Anuvu

Currently, all Windstar Cruises use geostationary satellite service, Anuvu, for Internet services. The company said the addition of Starlink will amplify Anuvu, delivering more reliable and faster service.

Starlink is the world's first and largest satellite constellation with a low Earth orbit using lasers to facilitate communication further away from ground-based stations.

Not yet available worldwide

'Starlink is yet to be available worldwide, but Windstar Cruises is excited to be among the first in the cruise industry to offer this cutting-edge technology,' said Gregg Wagner, technology director, Windstar. 'When the ships are inside the service area, faster speeds will alleviate much of the frustration felt at peak use times.'

Starlink will be offered on select Windstar voyages where the service is active. The satellite provider's current maritime coverage and progress map is here.