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Starlink’s SpaceX feedback: Holland America Line
Starlink’s SpaceX feedback: Holland America Line

Starlink’s SpaceX feedback: Holland America Line

By Cruise Booking Team

SpaceX’s Starlink Internet has been used aboard Holland America Line’s Koningsdam sailing in Alaska for four weeks.

In April, Holland America Line installed the technology on the Koningsdam. It has since sailed a roundtrip 18-day cruise from Vancouver to Hawaii and its seven-day Inside Passage cruise from Vancouver to Alaska.

According to Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line, maintaining the connectivity they are used to at home is a crucial part of the cruise experience.

Our guests can share their experiences exploring Alaska in real-time, and our team can stay in touch with their families.

Holland America Line’s Koningsdam is the first ship to feature SpaceX Starlink technology, with more to follow.

While it’s early in our use, guests and Holland America Line employees have been very positive about it, according to Kathleen Erickson, Holland America Line’s vice president of technology. The guests state that emails and social media work well, while team members say internet calls home are more substantial. That’s a connection that means a lot.

Having high-speed, low-latency internet is essential to our modern lifestyle. We’re excited that Holland America Line is achieving solid results in Alaska, said Jonathan Hofeller, vice president for commercial sales at Starlink. We look forward to helping Carnival Corporation and Holland America Line continue providing a modern connectivity experience for their guests and crew.

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