Carnival Jubilee to Offer Fleet’s First 5G Coverage

Carnival Jubilee will offer the fleet's first 5G coverage, along with upgraded Starlink across the entire fleet.

Carnival Jubilee to Offer Fleet's First 5G Coverage


Connectivity Enhancements Continue as Full Fleet Now Upgraded for SpaceX Starlink Satellite

Carnival Cruise Line will offer the fleet’s first 5G coverage. It will introduce this further industry-leading innovation aboard the upcoming Carnival Jubilee. Carnival Jubilee will be the first Carnival vessel, and the first cruise ship in North America, to provide guests access to 5G mobile phone service through a partnership with leading cellular provider Wireless Maritime Service (WMS).

“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.”

Carnival Jubilee to Offer Fleet's First 5G Coverage

Carnival Jubilee will launch in December as 5G-enabled, and the service will be available early in 2024. Guests can utilize the enhanced connectivity through service plans for cruise ships provided by their wireless carriers. After the initial launch on Carnival Jubilee, the cruise line plans to enable other ships across its fleet with 5G capabilities.

To meet the growing demand for connectivity at sea, Carnival has also rolled out fleetwide enhancements to its Wi-Fi offerings. The cruise line recently completed upgrades on all of its 25 ships to install necessary infrastructure for the use of SpaceX’s Starlink Satellite service. In addition, Carnival has partnerships with other internet vendors to equip ships with multi-provider functionality, ensuring guests always enjoy access to the most robust and dependable service available while on board.

“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,” said 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.”

SOURCE Carnival Cruise Line


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Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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