Lindblad Expeditions announced the beginning of the roll-out of Starlink - SpaceX’s high-speed, low-latency broadband internet.
With the implementation of Starlink, Lindblad will also unveil 3 new tiered internet packages by the end of 2023. These tiers include a “Basic” that enables free messaging via apps such as iMessage, WhatsApp, and FB Messenger, email, and limited social media; “Enhanced” that supports general web browsing/social media, and calls on Zoom, FaceTime, and other platforms; “Premium” - with full, unlimited web/social/streaming access.
Noah Brodsky, Chief Commercial Officer, Lindblad Expeditions said their goal had 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.
“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 begun rolling out across the fleet of Lindblad Expeditions with the high-speed internet currently available onboard тхе National Geographic-named Lindblad-owned vessels Venture, Quest, Sea Bird, Sea Lion, Explorer, Endurance, and Resolution.