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Old 06-08-2004, 01:34 PM
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I am bringing my two teenagers on a cruise in August. It is the first time cruising for all of us. They have a hard time going a day without email or IM access. Can this be done on a cruise ship and at what cost? Should I bring a lap top along?
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I am bringing my two teenagers on a cruise in August. It is the first time cruising for all of us. They have a hard time going a day without email or IM access. Can this be done on a cruise ship and at what cost? Should I bring a lap top along?
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The vast majority of cruise ships offer an INternet Cafe and many have "in cabin" access so that you can use your own laptop. It depends on which cruise line and ship you are cruising as to the cost and availability of in-cabin access.

If it is important, opt for one of the Voyager class ships from Royal Caribbean. They offer "in cabin" connections for a flat rate with unlimited access,

Have a great cruise!

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Old 06-15-2004, 01:40 PM
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Most cruise ships have internet access. The rates can run from .50 to .75 a minute or higher. Some cruise lines have cheaper packages by buying a certain amount of minutes for a flat rate. Check with the cruise line you are booked on as to what the rates may be and if there is a flat rate price available.
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Old 06-17-2004, 11:12 AM
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Hello, we just returned last week from Explorer of the Seas 7 day Caribbean. My husband brought his laptop, a MAC. It cost us $100 for unlimited, 24 hrs/day access. During the whole 7 day cruise, we were only able to connect 5 times. We would try everyday, throughtout the day trying, especially on off hours. We had a family member watching our house, kid and dogs. RCI said they had a business group on board, and alot of the Cybercabins were being used. I would think that almost every cruise, there is some sort of business on board. We notified them that there 24hr/day connection, was not connecting. In the end, they gave us a 1/2 off credit of $50. We felt like it should of been more, we wasted alot of time, in our cabin trying to connect, to make sure everything was ok at home. To top it off, they didn't have directions for the OS our MAC had. Good luck.
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