Star Clippers, The tall-ship cruise line has become the latest to install SpaceX’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite technology to allow guests and crew to experience a faster and more reliable Wi-Fi connection whilst on board.

On Saturday 8th June 2024, the tall-ship cruise line launched Starlink’s internet service on board the 3 ships in the fleet – Royal Clipper, Star Clipper and Star Flyer.

The division of SpaceX – the spacecraft manufacturer and satellite communication company – allows connectivity in some of the most remote parts of the world that would have previously had compromised and inconsistent signal.

Mikael Krafft, owner and President of Star Clippers said ‘the rollout of Starlink on board our ships is a pivotal move for the company in recognising the importance of dependable connectivity whilst at sea. Our sailing ships are amongst the most authentic and unique vessels in the world, visiting smaller and remote ports of call, but ensuring our guests and crew can remain in touch with loved ones back home – whilst also enhancing our operational systems on board – is our priority’

About Star Clippers

Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest fully-crewed sailing vessels.

The ships can drop anchor in smaller harbours and visit ports often untouched by larger cruise ships whilst providing guests with the amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht.

Star Clippers' Royal Clipper
Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper

High standards of service are provided by an attentive crew and all three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, a convivial Tropical Bar on deck and a comfortable piano bar and are large enough to offer first class accommodation and dining.

The two smaller ships, Star Flyer and Star Clipper take 166 guests each, with a crew of 74, while Royal Clipper carries 227 with a crew of 106.

Source: Star Clippers PR

Images: © 2024 Star Clippers. All rights reserved and Starlink © 2024

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