When Carnival Jubilee launches next month it will be the first ship in Carnival's fleet to feature 5G mobile connectivity. It will also be fully wired for SpaceX Starlink Wi-Fi.
"Carnival Jubilee will be the fleet's most-connected ship – literally raising the connectivity bar for our guests and serving as another big step in a period of vigorous advancement of our onboard connectivity," said Luis Terife, vice president of onboard guest commerce at Carnival Cruise Line.
Just because the ship has 5G doesn't mean all guests will be able to take advantage of it. Cruisers will only be able to use the service through 5G plans for cruise ships purchased from their wireless carriers.
After the initial launch on Carnival Jubilee, Carnival plans to enable other ships across its fleet with 5G. All 25 ships in the fleet have now been upgraded to Starlink Wi-Fi.
"We've received very positive feedback from our guests who are enjoying the more reliable Wi-Fi across the fleet," said John Harshaw, vice president of global infrastructure at Carnival.