Elon Musk’s SpaceX secretly installed Starlink internet on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas cruise ship last month and since then, passengers have been able to use it freely with their Voom package. Why? The Federal Communications Commission recently approved SpaceX to provide Starlink satellite internet to vehicles in motion, which includes cruise ships.
There are two different Voom internet packages available to cruise passengers on board: Surf and Surf + Stream. The former is basically limited to browsing the web, emails, and basic social media (WhatsApp messaging, etc.), while the latter includes video calls as well as streaming media. Typically, speeds range between 1Mbps – 20Mbps with O3b Networks, but SpaceX Starlink was able to hit 77Mbps. We can only hope Starlink is installed on all modern cruise ships in the near future, but those on the Carnival Mardi Gras can still enjoy the BOLT roller coaster while out at sea.
- The sleek Hot Wheels 1:10 R/C Cybertruck combines the fearless innovation of Tesla with the timeless legacy of Hot Wheels for unparalleled R/C adventure.
- The included, free-rolling Cyberquad can be added or removed from open truck bed that's part of this Cybertruck's unique form factor.
- The custom remote controller is exclusive to this model, and its design is modeled on the Cybertruck's steering wheel.
- The working headlights and taillights only enhance the incredible stylings of this R/C vehicle.
- Collectors will love the insane detail and epic design features of the Cybertruck, while R/C enthusiasts will marvel at its speed, reaching up to 12 mph.
Overall, Starlink has blown my cruising Wi-Fi expectations out of the water. While we did notice that the service slowed in our interior room, we were still able to stream shows and use the internet much faster than the typical Voom packages we’ve experienced in the past,” said Nicole Feast, Author at Royal Caribbean Blog.