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Musk's Starlink satellite Internet service could launch on Royal Caribbean cruise ships

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Royal Caribbean could add Musk's Starlink satellite Internet service.

According to USA Today, Nathaniel & Middot, a spokesperson for Royal Caribbean; Nathaniel Derrenbacher, royal Caribbean's chief executive, said his company was working with SpaceX to provide satellite Internet services to cruise ships. "We are working closely with SpaceX to evaluate starlink technology on cruise ships."

John & Middot, vice president, Royal Caribbean; John Maya, the company's chief executive, said "increased vessel operations at sea" had led to greater demand for satellite Internet, but supply challenges had "led to a negative experience for our guests on board" and "bandwidth constraints have slowed our desired business progress."

However, Royal Caribbean did not say when the service would launch or whether it would be free for passengers.

Since the first 60 Starlink satellites were launched in May 2019, SpaceX has specially deployed the 48th batch of Starlink satellites, launching a total of 2,706 Starlink satellites.

SpaceX is also looking to expand into new markets such as aviation. On April 26, Hawaiian Airlines announced it had become "the first major U.S. airline to choose SpaceX Starlink," offering passengers free Internet connectivity in the air, and expects to begin installing products on selected aircraft next year. Hawaii Airlines, which provides Starlink service for flights from the Hawaiian Islands to the continental United States, Asia and Oceania, does not currently plan to deploy the service on Boeing 717s for short flights between the Hawaiian islands.

JSX, the aircraft service provider, also said on social media on April 22 that it is honored to be the first airline to use SpaceX's Starlink satellite Internet service to provide free Internet access to passengers on board, with Wi-Fi on board JSX coming later this year.

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