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Francesco April 1st, 2004 07:43 AM

Phone calls
Has anyone tried to make phone calls from the ship and/or check e-mail? How much is the cost?


PapaBill April 1st, 2004 08:42 AM

Re: Phone calls
Phone calls on the ship can be expensive (although believe it or not the prices I'm about to quote have come down from previous highs). They will cost you roughly $9.95 per minute (varies by a dollar or so from line to line).
Internet costs aboard ship also depend on what line. Figure 75 cents to a dollar a minute, but packages of minutes and unlimited use packages can be purchased that lower the per minute cost greatly. Stll expensive however.
In most ports you can find very inexpensive internet cafes and kiosks that get cost down as low as 3 dollars for a half hour. Ask your waiters and stewards. Crew use these locations all the time and will know where the cheaper ones are located.

Francesco April 1st, 2004 09:38 AM

Re: Phone calls
Thank you very much! Also, has anyone to report cruise experience with 10 years old boys? How is the Carnival camp for boys? Do they getbored or will they have a good time?


Luisa April 1st, 2004 02:54 PM

Re: Phone calls
Carnival has a very good youth program -- make sure your son checks it out. THere are fun things to do and it's a way to meet other kids.
Smooth sailing,
Luisa Frey Gaynor
Family Cruise Editor

ssatterly April 1st, 2004 06:02 PM

Re: Phone calls
It is best to buy a on land calling card and make calls from a pay phone when in port ... You will save a TON of money that way........

Mark Whitehead April 23rd, 2004 11:15 AM

Re: Phone calls

I have been a crew member for Carnival and RCI for over thirteen years and recommend if you have a mobile that you look at and click the feature presentation button. This will enable you to call the US for 10Cents per minute from your mobile while cruising

Carey April 27th, 2004 05:59 PM

Re: Phone calls
Wouldnt you just pay your cell phone plan's roaming charges (if applicable) when you are on the boat?

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