Lindblad Expeditions Brings Enhanced Internet Connectivity To The Planet’s Most Remote Places With Spacex’s Starlink
Lindblad Expeditions announced today the beginning of the roll-out of SpaceX’s high-speed, low-latency broadband internet, Starlink.
With the implementation of Starlink, Lindblad Expeditions will also unveil three new tiered internet packages by the end of the year. These tiers include a “Basic” tier that enables free messaging via apps like iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger, email, and limited social media; an “Enhanced” tier that supports general web browsing and social media, as well as video calls on Zoom, FaceTime, and other platforms; and a “Premium” tier with full, unlimited web, social, and streaming access.
“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.”
Starlink has already begun rolling out across Lindblad Expeditions’ fleet, with the high-speed internet currently available on National Geographic Venture, National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endurance, and National Geographic Resolution.