Starlink lands on ‘Costa Toscana’

2023-07-30T16:50:04+00:00 July 30th, 2023|Technology|

Costa Cruises has introduced enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity by installing SpaceX’s Starlink on its flagship ‘Costa Toscana’.


After this, SpaceX’s Starlink broadband service will be gradually extended to the rest of the Costa fleet, starting with ‘Costa Smeralda’, sistership of ‘Costa Toscana’.


Installation on the entire Costa fleet is scheduled to be completed by December, this year.


“Costa remains committed to embracing innovative solutions that enhance the on board services and exceed guest and crew expectations. Thanks to the revolutionary capabilities of Starlink low orbit satellites, our ships will have access to high-speed, reliable internet connectivity like never before.


“Our goal is to transform the way our ships operate, delivering an even better experience to our guests and crew, through a combination of different technologies, services and broadband

connections,” said Giuseppe Carino, Vice President Guest Experience & Onboard Revenues at Costa Cruises.


Starlink will offer the opportunity for fast internet connection, global coverage to stay connected even in remote areas, and enhanced experience for web surfing on board, sharing experience in real-time.


Benefits are not only for guests. The new service will improve communication between ships and shore offices, optimising various aspects of ship operations, and ensuring a smoother and more efficient cruise experience.


Private use of the Internet by crew members will also be greatly improved, allowing them an even more reliable and faster connection with loved ones back home or to access their social media.


On ‘Costa Toscana’, to be followed on other Costa ships, guests

will have the opportunity to purchase ‘Pay per Minute’, ‘Whatsapp”, ‘Social’ and ‘Full’ packages,  which includes the connection with Starlink.


Guests who have already booked their cruise with Costa can pre-book the services required, such as Internet packages, at