Remainder of ships scheduled to have next
generation of internet by the end of 2023
SEATTLE, Oct. 2, 2023
/PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line
is more than halfway through updating internet to SpaceX's Starlink
across its fleet of 11 ships. The first ship to receive this
next-generation technology was Koningsdam, and now Oosterdam,
Volendam, Westerdam, Zaandam and Zuiderdam all have the high-speed
internet on board.
Starlink is the leader in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite
technology providing high-speed internet around the world. Since
receiving Starlink internet, the ships have sailed through
Alaska, the Mediterranean and
Canada with positive guest and
team member feedback on the performance of the Wi-Fi.
"Our goal is to continue keeping all guests connected to the
internet to share their memorable experiences, and to allow our
team members to stay in touch with their loved ones back home,"
said Kathleen Erickson, vice
president of technology for Holland America Line. "It's important
we stay up to date with evolving technology to ensure the best
experience for everyone stepping foot on our ships."
Adding Starlink to Holland America Line's fleet brings faster
internet to guests and team members in all weather conditions and
locations. The upgrade has made it easier to stay connected to
friends and family around the globe and allows professional
communications for guests who can't leave the office behind.
Holland America Line is scheduled
to have Starlink internet installed on the remaining five ships in
the fleet by mid-December 2023.
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About Holland America Line
Holland America Line, part of Carnival Corporation and
plc (NYSE/LSE:CCL and NYSE:CUK), has been exploring the world for
150 years with expertly crafted itineraries, extraordinary service
and genuine connections to each destination. Offering an ideal
mid-sized ship experience, its fleet visits nearly 400 ports in 114
countries around the world and has shared the thrill of
Alaska for more than 75 years —
longer than any other cruise line. Holland America Line's 11 vessels feature a diverse
range of enriching activities and amenities focused on destination
immersion and personalized travel. Guests enjoy the best
entertainment at sea each evening and dining venues featuring
exclusive dishes by world-famous chefs. A new global fresh fish
program brings more than 80 types of fresh fish on board, sourced
and served locally in regions around the world.
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