Lindblad Expeditions has announced the introduction of SpaceX’s high-speed and low-latency broadband internet service, Starlink.
By implementing Starlink, Lindblad Expeditions will also introduce three new internet packages in a phased manner before the year ends. These packages will offer different tiers of service. The “Basic” tier will provide free messaging through apps such as iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger, email services, and limited access to social media. The “Enhanced” tier will support general web browsing, social media usage, and video calls on platforms like Zoom and FaceTime. Lastly, the “Premium” tier will offer unrestricted access to the web, social media, and streaming services.
“Our goal has always been to help connect our guests with the off-the-beaten-path destinations around the world and now, with Starlink, we can help them stay connected with their family, friends, and colleagues back home,” said Noah Brodsky, Chief Commercial Officer, Lindblad Expeditions. “Starlink will enable up to 10-times faster download speeds over our existing service and enhanced streaming capabilities with full coverage throughout some of our most remote itineraries, like Antarctica, the Canadian Arctic, Svalbard, and Alaska. This enhanced connectivity will also enable even more meaningful research and conservation work for our naturalists, expedition leaders, and the researchers in our Visiting Scientist Program.”
Seabourn has announced that its two purpose-built expedition ships, Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit, will be equipped with next-generation Wi-Fi connectivity with SpaceX’s Starlink