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Old January 23rd, 2013, 08:41 PM
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Default Radiance of the Seas and skype

Does anyone know if you can use skype on an ipad while on board radiance of the Seas?
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You probably could, but with the internet fees being what they are, and internet service extremely slow; I am not sure this is actually a viable option for you.
I believe you can do it, but from the expense and network speed, I don't think it is realistic in my opinion.
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I agree with John. You could, but you really don't wan to. It's too slow and too expensive. I would wait until you got into port and then find a bar or someplace that has free WiFi and then skype away!

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Thank you. I noticed listed in your favourite cruises is Paul Gauguin in Tahiti. This is up near the top of our favourite crises. We did the 7 night in Aprol 2011 and the 14 day Marquesas in August 2012 after the Paul Gauguin's refurbishment. This was a fantastic cruise.
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Does anyone know if you can use skype on an ipad while on board radiance of the Seas?
The simple answer is: Yes, but only for voice. It helped us once when the Carnival Liberty had propulsion problems and lost one prop. We would be six hours late getting into Miami. Carnival gave everyone free calls to rebook flights and hotels. The problem was that the lines were jammed and you could not get through because so many were trying at the same time. I went on Skype and called Delta and changed my flights and then went online and booked a hotel in Miami.

Carnival reimbursed me the cost of the hotel, flight change, and refunded 30 minutes of Internet time. I did not need to file an insurance claim. That was nice.

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Thank you. I noticed listed in your favourite cruises is Paul Gauguin in Tahiti. This is up near the top of our favourite crises. We did the 7 night in Aprol 2011 and the 14 day Marquesas in August 2012 after the Paul Gauguin's refurbishment. This was a fantastic cruise.
This had been #1 on our Bucket List for about 15 years. We originally planned to go on Windstar, but then they had the fire and decided to sink it. But last year we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary and figured it was time to check it off our list. We spent 2 nights at the Tahiti Intercontinental before the cruise, then 7-nights cruising around the islands, and then spent 6 days on a private island near Taha'a. The whole trip was awesome and the Paul Gauguin was wonderful. We had a balcony cabin in what was an oceanview cabin before the refurbishment. But the ship, food, and staff was the best ever!! Out of our 44 cruises, it definitely ranks #1 on our all-time favorite list!

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Does anyone know if you can use skype on an ipad while on board radiance of the Seas?
Most cruise lines block Skype and other similiar programs . They overload the system . That said a crew member said that Skype seems to work in the morning around 2AM. This might be in the crew system only.
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