AIDA fleet to be fully equipped with Starlink by October 2023
By October 2023, all ships in the AIDA fleet will be equipped with SpaceX's innovative Starlink broadband service.
The four rates Onboard Chat, Social Media Flat, Internet Flat and Premium Internet Flat build on each other and cover the entire range of communication needs: Options range from onboard chat among fellow travelers to prioritized high-speed Internet connections via VPN.
Frank Bönsch, Vice President Guest Commerce, said:
"We want our guests, employees and staff to feel at home on board our AIDA ships. The collaboration with Starlink is another important step in the right direction. Whether chatting, posting or working - with the new, simple offers, people are guaranteed to find the right rate for them."
By pre-booking on myAIDA guests currently receive a 20% discount on the selected rate for the entire voyage. The Internet Flat and Premium Internet Flat rates can also be booked on board on a daily basis. Social Media Flat and the Onboard Chat are valid for the duration of the voyage. Our crew also benefits from the best possible Wi-Fi experience at sea. For them, the social media services will continue to be free of charge, allowing them to stay in unlimited contact with their loved ones back home.
The Onboard Chat will be available in the AIDA app starting this fall. This lowest-priced option allows communication within a group or with individual fellow passengers.
Until the new Internet rates are introduced, guests traveling on ships already equipped with the new access band service will benefit from a Starlink special offer with increased data volumes in the Internet packages.