Originally Posted by Sulross
I have been on many cruises and used the ships computers to check emails and get on the Internet and such, but have never taken my own laptop. If I am set for wireless Internet is that all I need to get connected or do I need to obtain something from the pursers office to operate. I know I have to pay a rate per minute depending on the package I get, but do I just go to a hotspot and get connected and start surfing, or what is the correct procedure. Thanks
Any wireless laptop will connect from a wireless hotspot on the ship. I.E. if your laptop has 802.11b g capability (and almost all newer laptops do) you are good to go.
Once you get to the hotspot you will open your browser and you will get the ship's sign up screen where you can purchase minutes and set up your account. The Internet Cafe will have full details on how to set up your account and the cost of bundled minute packages.
I have brought my laptop on every one of my cruises since 2000 and have used it each time. One thing to remember: Don't expect blazing speeds!!!!