We recently got off the Celebrity Mercury and our cell phone worked fine on the ship.
Can someone tell me if the cell phones work on Carnival ships as well?
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
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Allure 1/16/ 2011
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Yes but it's expensive at $7 per minute (for Alaska). I believe that you can also buy some type of plan from Carnival. We added roaming to our plan so we were able to use our phones once off the ship. If you're going somewhere out of the country, I believe it might be cheaper to get an International plan with your phone provide. Carnival is expensive!
Renee - The better half of RobRen :-)
Carnival - Spirit: Alaska (August 8, 2007)
Carnival - Miracle: Exotic Western Caribbean (April 9, 2006)
Royal Caribbean - Explorer of the Seas: Eastern Caribbean (January 2005)
I have found that my cell phone has worked on all the ships. However, normally not at sea. Usually only in a port. I have AT&T and I know that fees normally depend on your plan.
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If you are in Hawaii, San Juan, Alaska and have AT+T it is the same as being in the mainland USA. We called before leaving on the cruise in July and ATT said as long as the phone shows ATT we could call on our plan with no extra charge.
On the Carnival Triumph at sea it would show CELL AT SEA on the phone. I asked one of the officers about this and he told me the rate would vary up to almost $4 a minute depending on which company picked up the signal. Bahamas was the highest.
I would call your carrier to find out more before sailing. Good Luck and have a great time.