How much does Internet cost aboard cruise ships? Overall, prices have been coming down in recent years, and there are even a few ways now to receive free Internet during your cruise:
- Crystal Cruises announced that all guests will now enjoy up to an hour of free Internet access, with guests in Penthouse suites qualifying for 90 minutes a day.
- Regent Seven Seas now offers free Internet access to passengers in its largest suites; about two-thirds of guests qualify.
- As of late 2015, Oceania is now providing free Internet to guests who book premium suites on all five of its ships.
Cruise lines usually offer a few different packages to purchase Internet access. If you're a power user, you'll save money by purchasing a full Internet package up front. Some cruise lines offer pay as you go packages, where your fees depend on your usage. Others may charge an activation fee. Check with your cruise line for details.
Different varieties of Internet plans at sea
In general, you'll have to pony up for wi-fi aboard cruise lines. In some cases, you'll be able to use the wi-fi signal from your stateroom; in other cases, you'll need to saunter on down to the Internet cafe (available on all midsize or large ships) or another public room to connect.
Here are the latest pricing plans that the cruise lines are offering guests. If you see any information that differs from your own experience, please let us know and we'll update this pricing guide.
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