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American Queen Voyages™ Will be the First Cruise Line with an Entire Fleet Running SpaceX’s Starlink and Connected 5G Networks  


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Fort Lauderdale, FL Feb. 9, 2023 – American Queen Voyages™ part of Hornblower® Group, has announced SpaceX Starlink upgrades to the entire fleet of seven, including the award-winning cruise lines Rivers, Lakes & Oceans, and Expedition vessels. American Queen Voyages is the first cruise line with an entire fleet to be fully upgraded with the fastest internet, including Starlink antennas and 5G cellular back-up. 


“Upgrading our included Wi-Fi to Space X’s Starlink will enhance the guest and crew experience on all of our vessels,” says Cindy D’Aoust, president, American Queen Voyages. “This new internet service will now allow guests to stay connected while deeply discovering North America, enjoying the comforts of at-home Wi-Fi at sea.” 


Starlink will be installed, tested, and ready to use on all vessels before they sail in 2023. American Queen®, American Countess®, and Ocean Navigatorhave already undergone Starlink installation, and the technology is ready for guests and crew to enjoy. Each vessel will have multiple maritime Starlink grade kits, providing significant bandwidth in partnership with the FMC Global Sat 5G solution, which will be an included amenity in American Queen Voyages' luxurious all-inclusive offerings.      


Emmanuel Cotrel, Chief Executive Officer of FMC, commented: "FMC’s innovative solutions integrated with Starlink’s connectivity enables applications and services that require low latency and significant Mbps of bandwidth, that were, until now, considered unrealistic or cost prohibitive. We are pleased to help provide American Queen Voyage passengers and crew with best-in-class internet connectivity wherever they travel."  


SpaceX’s Starlink is a satellite internet constellation that provides internet access and coverage on a global scale. Starlink is the fastest and most powerful internet service and allows American Queen Voyages and their guests to enjoy reliable Wi-Fi no matter where they sail. The Wi-Fi capabilities will also enhance the crew experience, allowing for quick communication and the ability to stay in touch with loved ones back home. 


For more information on American Queen Voyages, contact your travel professional or call 833-598-0119 or visit www.AQVoyages.com. 



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Posted in the American Cruise Lines forum, December 22, 2022:


After extensive testing this year, American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that Starlink satellite internet is being added across the fleet. All ships are equipped with satellite internet and will sail into 2023 with high-speed, consistent, and complimentary WiFi.

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It’s all very nice, but on most river itineraries, I just use my unlimited Verizon data, especially if I need a secure connection.


Now if I only had Starlink on my current ocean cruise…now that would be appreciated…😉

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