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Old May 29th, 2005, 01:50 PM
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Default Cellular & Computers in AK

Can you give me some advice. Will my cell work in AK? I have service with Cingular.

Also, at the internet cafe on board, will I be able to burn a CD of pics from my digital camera memory card? I plan on bringing my own CDs. If not, any other advice for digital camera use?

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Old May 31st, 2005, 11:48 AM
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Your cell should work but I dont think while onboard. Internet cafe only for surfing, checking email, and priting. Unfortunately, you can't burn your cd but I think the Photo Gallery Staff can do it for you but for a fee. Just bring your laptop has that capability. Have fun
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Old June 5th, 2005, 11:42 PM
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The Island Princess Photo Shop will put the pictures on your memory card to a CD for $9.95. Unless you lug your own laptop along with you that option isn't available onboard.
I purchased an extra memory card before I left for my cruise. Was very surprised to find I could get a 256Meg card for less than I paid for a 64Meg card last year. With the new 256M, another 256M I borrowed from a daughter, and two 64M cards I had plenty.
I came home with over 600 pictures, knowing I won't be printing most of them, but wanted to make sure I got some good ones.
Oh yeah, don't forget plenty of extra batteries. I don't have rechargeable yet and went through a set every day I was on shore. If you do have to purchase more while on your cruise you'll pay up to $2 for each AA battery on board. I was able to restock in Skagway for $1each.
Box cameras onboard were $17.
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Old June 10th, 2005, 07:08 PM
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Check with Cingular to make sure you don't get slammed with roaming charges (a friend of mine had a bad experience with this but it was a cruise to the bahamas)
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Old June 13th, 2005, 12:00 PM
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I grew up in Alaska and my visit my family there a lot and have Cingular. I have never been charged a roaming fee. With that said, they live in Anchorage, so I do not know about the panhandle. Enjoy your cruise
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Old June 13th, 2005, 01:03 PM
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Default Re: Cellular & Computers in AK

You will have cellular service in just about every port. Call Cingular or go online to see if your plan covers each of the ports or you will be hit with roaming charges. Because of Alaska's terrain you will lose service very quickly once you leave port.

Almost all Internet cafés aboard ships do not allow you to insert or burn CDs or diskettes. This is for security and to eliminate hacking and virus'. As others have said CDs and DVDs can be burned, for a fee, in the photo shop.

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