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@Patricia cory Some NCL ships should already have Starlink available to guests. The rollout was supposed to begin in April of last year. I haven't seen any official remarks about it onboard any fleet members, but the testing process has been long underway. 

https://www.cruisehive.com/norwegian-testing-starlink-for-all-three-cruise-lines/98106

A recent NCL cruise guest may be able to confirm an individual ship's rollout.

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I’ve been told they all their ships have Starlink…however the basic “unlimited” package I bought throttles your speed to 3Mbs max (the internet desk told me.)  Not what I’m used to at home for sure…very slow to load any site with images (e.g. Apple News).   Thought you might like to know!

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@AftBalconyPlease I know all of the ships should have it onboard by now, but it certainly shouldn't be that slow! What package should you purchased, instead of unlimited, to get faster speed? I was used to images not loading with the old internet service provided. The purpose of Starlink was to make it faster! I have trouble believing that this service you received was Starlink due to the speed. Loading images is a basic thing! Which ship were you on when you experienced such internet speed?

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I've actually been curious about the same thing. I haven't come across any specific information about Norwegian ships using Starlink, but I wouldn't be surprised if some of them are.I keep an eye on cruises from Whittier, and I've noticed that the industry is always looking for ways to improve connectivity for passengers and crew. Starlink's high-speed internet could be a game-changer for ships that need reliable and fast internet access while out at sea.If you're really interested, you might want to check with some Norwegian cruise companies directly or look out for any announcements regarding their use of Starlink.

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@ConnorWood I haven't seen an official release yet stating all NCL ships have Starlink onboard, but the roll out should be complete by now. The Starlink service is a game changer, particularly for the crew! The crew members deserve faster speed internet to connect with family and friends abroad. Crew members have to typically pay for their own wifi service to connect with their loved ones. To me, that service should be included for all crew members. Let's not forget these hard-working individuals are isolated from their family and friends to work and primarily send money back home to their families. This job is trying emotionally, and often physically too. It's very important for the crew's sanity to engage with their loved ones regularly. NCL customer service may be able to confirm or deny the Starlink rollout onboard all of it's ships, but for the most part I have read majority of NCL ships are offering it onboard now. 

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@ConnorWood I recommend that same thing! Reaching out to the cruise line is always the most reliable source. I have heard great things about Starlink. It's very popular and has rolled out pretty much everywhere by now. I would be surprised if the entire fleet didn't have it by now! 

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Just for clarification, on our NCL Sun Panama cruise in April, the Internet desk onboard confirmed the Sun was NOT Starlink. (Thus the crappy speed).  I pointed out to the Idesk person that the Starlink advertisement sign on the wall behind his desk showing a Speedtest at 200 Mbs was a little misleading…oh well.  It’s all about the $$, ethical considerations seem like a distraction.

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@AftBalconyPlease I'm so surprised NCL Sun doesn't have Starlink onboard yet! Do you think the ship even will at this point? I don't understand what the hold up would be. The fact that the ship is advertising Starlink onboard but not offering it is a huge ethical issue I think. Have you been on other NCL ships that have the service onboard? I would imagine the speed was so much faster than what is was on your last NCL Sun cruise! That's why Starlink is such a hit, because the speed is so much faster than the generic browsing service offered onboard.

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This was the poster (giant poster by the way) behind the internet desk on the Sun (see below) when I inquired about where the speed tops out.  I'm not too worried since I don't work onboard while traveling and enjoying my cruise and ports of calls;  I'm spoiled since I have Starlink at home and am consistently in the 200 Mbps range.  

 

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@AftBalconyPlease If it's being advertised onboard the ship, it should be offered! It's a tease if it's not offered. I wonder why it hasn't rolled out onboard Norwegian Sun yet. It's awesome you have Starlink at home! At least you weren't personally impacted but many other could be impacted. I appreciate the head's up. This may sound like a very novice question, but can anyone get Starlink service to their home? I haven't actually seen it advertised as a local land service near me! Have you cruised on any of the other fleet members that offer Starlink onboard?

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