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Old December 25th, 2008, 09:17 PM
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My wife got a wireless laptop for Christmas. Will she have to pay NCL a fee if she brings it on a cruise? And if she used it would NCL even know about it since she does not need to be connected anyplace to use it? The battery would have to be recharged every 2nd or 3rd day, but it can be done by pluging it in same as an electric razor. I don't see any connection or need for NCL to use it. Does someone know the facts on this?

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Old December 25th, 2008, 10:21 PM
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No need to hide the laptop. I often bring mine along. She would only be charged if she wanted to connect to the ships internet connection via wireless or if she wants to use the ship's computers in the internet cafe. It can be very slow, but is a great thing if you are like us and unable to take vacation without staying connected to some degree.

They have packages of minutes she can purchase or if she won't use the internet much she can pay by the minute.
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What if she just logged in and made the connection without using anything of NCL's? In other words is it nesessary to pay the nCL fee to use here laptop?

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What if she just logged in and made the connection without using anything of NCL's? In other words is it nesessary to pay the nCL fee to use here laptop?

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It's not possible to "just connect", open the web browser, and it'll show the available connection, but you'll have to pay to access it. Rates are the same as if you were in the Internet Cafe.

Plus there are only certain areas of the ships where there are Wifi hotspots.
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What if she just logged in and made the connection without using anything of NCL's? In other words is it nesessary to pay the nCL fee to use here laptop?
As Kuki stated, if you are out to sea, the only connection available will be NCL's Service and the only possible way to log on is to subscribe to that service onboard.

She can use the laptop for any applications that reside on her laptop, such as Word, spreadsheets etc..., but the only way to connect to the internet and outside world is to subscribe to the ship's internet service for which there is a charge. I have occasionally been able to access other wifi connections when we were in port while sitting out on our balcony, but those free connections are few and far between and defintely are not available while at sea. Most port areas offer internet cafes which is a lot less expensive than the ship's service and a lot faster.

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Thanks for the reply's. Guess we might as well wait to use an internett cafe in one of the ports.

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