We are taking a cruise on the NCL Pride of Hawaii in September. The question is should we bring our laptop computer with us? It would be nice to download pictures from our camera and burn CD's, surf the internet for directions, verify flight and gate information watch a movie on the plane.
But is it worth the hassle? Will it be secure in our room unattended?
We are not totally sold on the idea of bringing it along. What do you think?
I find that the only two drawbacks to bringing my laptop are: Taking it through security and paying the on board Internet charges for using it on the ship. The charges are anywhere from $0.40 to $0.75 per minute depending on the package and the cruiseline.
I have brought my laptop on almost every cruise since 2001 and have never had a problem with the of the room security. The laptop I bring does not contain sensitive information so in the event it is stolen nothing more than the laptop itself will be lost. Most of the time I just leave it plugged in on the desk in the cabin or tucked in a drawer.
I also have insurance on the device.
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I'm a systems engineer, so the last thing I want on a cruise is a computer,,,,however,,,,the lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) does take her laptop with us ocasionally, and I must admit it comes in handy. Mike sez it best,,,just make sure you don't have any sensative data, and the device is insured. We've never had a problem with leaving the computer in the room.
Have a great time.