You pay the same price to connect whether you bring your own or not. I know on some of the ships, you can connect in your cabin using your laptop. I'm not sure about the Glory. I've heard some great suggestions from other people here. Since connection time is expensive. Write up all of your emails ahead of time on your laptop so when you get online, you just copy paste and send. That way your not composing and spending all that money at the same time.