Internet Access on
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Cruise Internet Access
The internet is part of everyday life, from ages 8 to 108. It is a universal convenience, with many businesses (even some McDonald’s) offering free wireless service.
Internet access may not be available on the ship you book or it may be slower than dialup. Also, access may be lost once the ship is underway. Furthermore—even if you access via your own laptop—the cost can be prohibitive, as much as 55 cents per minute.
If you want to send emails and photos back home—or it’s critical you stay in touch with the office—investigate the following:
Is internet service standard or an optional extra? If an extra, how much? Are special bundles of internet minutes available?
Is wireless internet available throughout the ship? In every cabin? Or is access limited only to scattered hotspots? Or to a single computer room with a limited number of machines? Is wireless available there?
How to find out?
If the cruise line website is vague (and it may be purposely so) this is an area where a travel agent specializing in cruises can be invaluable. So are the the experiences of past passengers posted on Internet forum/message boards.
Don’t willingly go into the Dark Ages.
Internet Facilities in the Caribbean
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