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silverbolt August 25th, 2011 12:11 AM

Internet connections on Princess ships
 
How is the Internet connection quality on Princess ships? Especially the Emerald Princess. How much is it per minute around?

If I were to use my laptop to connect to the wi-fi, is the connection charged by the minute? Or is there perhaps a minimum charge of let's say 5 minutes per connection?

Sorry for not being too clear on this, but whatever you can tell me about the Internet on these ships will be appreciated. Thanks for the info!

Fern August 25th, 2011 08:59 PM

Here's what Princess has to say: FAQ: Cruise Answer Place : Keeping In Touch : Princess Cruises

From what I've read (we take a vacation from the Internet when we cruise), it's very slow, slower than DialUp, and very expensive. Unless you really need to be in touch, I'd recommend taking an Internet vacation!

I'm sure someone else will be able to give you approximate prices.

Kuki August 25th, 2011 11:25 PM

They sell different time packages. Depending on what package you buy, if any, cost can vary from 35 cents to 75 cents per minute.

Kamloops Cruiser August 26th, 2011 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by silverbolt (Post 1389114)
How is the Internet connection quality on Princess ships? Especially the Emerald Princess. How much is it per minute around? Most cruise companies use the same internet/satellite provider

If I were to use my laptop to connect to the wi-fi, is the connection charged by the minute? Or is there perhaps a minimum charge of let's say 5 minutes per connection? You are charged by the minute and as Kuki said varies from $0.35/min and up

Sorry for not being too clear on this, but whatever you can tell me about the Internet on these ships will be appreciated. Thanks for the info!

The speed is faster than dial up but slower then ADSL .
You'll experience a number of drop out, slow speed and some days there will be no internet at all . The internet on board is common to the whole ship . Ship business takes priority over passenger access to the system .The best time for internet is early morning (5 - 6AM) or during the supper hours especiall early sitting ( 6 - 9PM)


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