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Old April 23rd, 2004, 11:05 AM
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Default can I make phone calls from the boat?

My husband and I are planning a cruise and will be leaving behind 2 children (Our first trip away!). Can we contact them from the boat?
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Old April 23rd, 2004, 11:48 AM
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See the previous post for all the advice you need on phone calls from ships!
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Old April 23rd, 2004, 02:57 PM
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Hi Michelle,
You'll be better off and save tons of money, by calling from a port or e-mailing them. Calls onboard the ship are super expensive.

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Old April 23rd, 2004, 10:27 PM
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You sure can. It's cool to see the telephone line drag behind the ship.
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Old April 23rd, 2004, 11:26 PM
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you can but it costs about $10 a min

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Old May 3rd, 2004, 03:05 PM
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Default Re: can I make phone calls from the boat?

In the past, the average phone cost per minute from sea was $10/minute. However, I just returned this weekend from the Caribbean Princess and it cost $5/minute.
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Old May 3rd, 2004, 04:48 PM
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Get on some instant messaging service -- like icq or aim --

some cell phones are local in st . thomas and san juan
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Old May 3rd, 2004, 07:44 PM
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Wow, only 5.00 dollars, I was wondering which cruise line you were on?

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Old May 4th, 2004, 11:09 AM
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Default Re: can I make phone calls from the boat?

Tina:
I was just on the Caribbean Princess and yes, it was "only" $5 per minute. I know because I did have to call home during the cruise.
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Old May 5th, 2004, 06:13 PM
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definintely rely on email on the ship - hint: write the note out longhand first, and then type it into the email, to conserve minutes.

In port, to avoid roaming fees on the cell phone, use the calling card from Costco...it's the cheapest rate around.

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Old May 11th, 2004, 01:04 PM
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If you are really worried, you can rent a global satellite cell phone for the week. Still pretty costy, but you will always be available.
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