We are going on our FIRST cruise in a couple of weeks and I think I saw that the Ruby has some Internet communication options. I would like to be able to check our email occasionally. Can any of you folks let me know if they have either wi-fi or a data port in the cabins or an internet access in a business center for while we are on board? I don't plan to spend valuable vacation time on line but would like to have some communication with family at home.
While I have not yet cruised on the Ruby Princess, all of the Princess ships that I have sailed on have had an Internet Cafe. There are usually 15-20 computers available. We have never had to wait to use the Internet. The speed is slower than what you are used to, if you have a high speed Internet at home. There are Internet packages that you can purchase.
Last year I Just threw out my eight track, so I can't comment on the Wi-Fi connections, but I believe that they are offered. Perhaps some other posters could chime in about Wi-Fi on Princess.
If you have any other question, please don't hesitate to ask. We have a lot of seasoned cruisers on this board who can answer just about any question that you may have.
Enjoy your cruise and have a great time.
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You can also use this connection to check-in with the airline 24 hours before your flight. Do so early as everyone else will be trying to do the same thing in that time window.
Celebrity Constellation (Penthouse booked for 2014)
Princess Grand Princess (2012) Vista Suite
Princess Crown Princess (2011) mini-suite
Princess Emerald Princess (2010) min-suite
Carnival Conquest (2008)
Princess Grand Princess (2003)
Carnival Victory (2002)
Celebrity Century (1997) Century Suite
Carnival Fantasy (1997)
Carnival Ecstasy (1994) Grand Suite
NCL Sunward (1992) Marquee Suite
RCI Nordic Empress (1990)
RCI Song of America (1988)
On our last Princess trip I tried using the "free" ecard option that Princess has recently introduced & sent myself 2 emails as a test. After arriving home I never received them. Has anyone used this new option and did it work for you ?
If so it would be a great way of sending short email messages for free when they get the bugs out of the system.
Bear in mind that this situation is constantly changing. Any rate anybody reports today may change next week on the next cruise!
By and large, most ships on most of the major cruise lines offer an internet cafe and also wireless access near the cafe and in certain other areas on some decks. Many ships now offer plug in or wireless access in all cabins. Mostly, the charges are the same either way and run close to $1 a minute!
There are many ins and outs. Be sure to check carefully the charges for any particular way you plan to use the internet. For example, the free internet use for Princess Elite pax applied only to the cafe, not to wireless at one time. I think that has changed now. It may change again next week!
The ships we have sailed on have the Internet Cafe. It may be much slower than you have at home, but you will be able to access your e-mail at anytime. You can buy the amount of minutes that you feel you will use. It's a good deal. Have a great trip.