March 2, 2024

Carnival Cruise Line rolls out 5G connectivity

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that 5G connectivity will be available to mobile phone users aboard the Carnival Jubilee early in 2024. It will be the first cruise ship in North America to offer 5G connectivity.

Guests will be able to enjoy enhanced connectivity through service plans for cruise ships provided by wireless carriers. Plans to expand the new service across the Carnival Cruise Line fleet are already underway.

In a bid to strengthen its Wi-Fi offerings, the cruise line has recently completed upgrades on all of its 25 ships to install the necessary infrastructure for the use of Space X’s Starlink satellite service.

“Carnival Jubilee will be the fleet’s most connected ship – literally raising the connectivity bar for our guests and serving as another big step in a period of vigorous advancement of our onboard connectivity,” said Luis Terife, Vice President of Onboard Guest Commerce at Carnival Cruise Line.

“The ongoing enhancements we’re rolling out on all of our ships, such as SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service, make it significantly easier for guests to share the memorable experiences of their cruise with friends and family.”

“We’ve received very positive feedback from our guests who are enjoying the more reliable Wi-Fi across the fleet as we continue to increase our capacity through Starlink and other service providers,” added John Harshaw, Vice President of Global Infrastructure at Carnival Cruise Line.

“Our multi-provider, multi-orbit strategy minimizes single-provider supply chain constraints and improves overall connectivity in support of our operations and the enhanced experience for our guests and team members,” he continued.