TODAY, questions about phone cards/bills should be posed to some legal think tank. Ask us somethin easier, like charting the human genome. BUT, I'll take a stab at it. You won't be able to call him from the ship, that's ship-to-shore and about $10 per minute and charged to your sail-n-sign. You should be able to find land lines in port that will accept international cards. But I'm just guessin, which is EXACTLY how the phone system's designed.