The Cruise Line WiFi Guide

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Whether you want to keep abreast of the work emails whilst you are enjoying a holiday on the seas or your teenage children can’t bear to be out of contact with their friends – all the major cruise lines have gone to great lengths to improve their WiFi offerings over the past five years. Here we explore the WiFi offerings from the major cruise lines – helping you stay connected even when you’re hundreds of miles out to sea.

  WiFi Hotspots Costs Additional Info
Azamara Cruises eConnections (Deck 9)Throughout the Ship (Via Personal Device) 15 Minutes – $9.9530 Minutes – $18.95

60 Minutes – $35.95

90 Minutes – $49.95

120 Minutes – $62.95

150 Minutes – $75.95

24 Hour Unlimited – $69.95

Carnival Cruises HUB Internet CaféThroughout the Ship (Via Personal Device) 45 Minutes – $29120 Minutes – $59

240 Minutes – $89

480 Minutes – $159

 

Pay As You Go

$0.75/Minute

Some New Ships Offer Different Plans, with staggered access to the internet: 

Social – $5/Day

Value – $16/Day

Premium – $25/Day

 

Carnival Cruises hopes to roll out these plans fleet-wide by the end of 2015.

Celebrity Cruises Celebrity iLoungeThroughout the Ship (Via Personal Device) 90 Minutes – $59240 Minutes – $109

24 Hour Unlimited – $59

6-9 Day Access – $299

10-14 Day Access – $349

 

Pay As You Go – $0.79/Minute

Celebrity Xpedition does not have ship-wide WiFi access.
Cunard Cruises Throughout the Ship (Via Personal Device) 130 Minutes – $47.95260 Minutes – $89.95

510 Minutes – $167.95

Cunard World Club members receive complimentary internet access. 

Gold Tier – Two Hours

Platinum – Four Hours

Diamond Eight Hours

DisneyCruises Throughout the Ship (Via Personal Device) With Disney Cruises, you pay for the data used rather than minutes online. 

100MB – $19

300MB – $39

1,000MB – $89

Fred Olsen Cruises Internet CentreThroughout the Ship (Via Personal Device) 30 Minutes – £560 Minutes – £10

180 Minutes – £20

24 Hours – £30

Holland America 24/7 Wireless ‘Hotspot’Explorations Café

Internet Café

100 Minutes – $55250 Minutes – $100

 

Pay As You Go – $0.75/Minute

A one-time activation fee of $3.95 applies to every user.
MSC Cruises Internet CaféThroughout the Ship (Via Personal Device) 30 Minutes – $1560 Minutes – $25

250 Minutes – $80

 

Pay As You Go –

$5 for First 10 Minutes

$0.75/Subsequent Minute

Norwegian Cruise Line Internet CentreThroughout the Ship (Via Personal Device) Cruises Up to Five Days:30 Minutes – $24

60 Minutes – $39

100 Minutes – $55

 

Cruises More Than Six Days:

100 Minutes – $75

250 Minutes – $125

 

Pay As You Go –

$3.95 Activation Fee

$0.95/ Minute

Laptop rentals are available.
P&O Cruises Internet StationsThroughout the Ship (Via Personal Device) £2.50 Activation Fee120 Minutes – £35

280 Minutes – £62.50

 

Pay As You Go –

£0.50/Minute

Princess Cruises Internet CaféThroughout the Ship (Via Personal Device) 120 Minutes – $72.95240 Minutes – $102.95

460 Minutes – $162.95

680 Minutes – $202.95

1,100 Minutes – $252.95

The 1,100 Minute package is only available on World Cruises.
Royal Caribbean Internet StationsThroughout the Ship (Via Personal Device) Package prices vary ship-to-ship but the base price is $0.65/Minute. Quantum and Oasis Class ships boast the fastest internet connections of all passenger ships.
Thomson Cruises Internet LibraryThroughout the Ship (Via Personal Device) 60 Minutes – £10180 Minutes – £18
  • Prices may be subject to change

So if this information has helped you decide which cruise line will best support your surfing at sea needs – visit our homepage, here, for our great selection of deals. Alternatively call us on 0800 230 0655 and our dedicated team can help you find the perfect cruise for you and your family.

Image sourced via Royal Caribbean Press Center

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Whether you want to keep abreast of the work emails whilst you are enjoying a holiday on the seas or your teenage children can’t bear to be out of contact with their friends – all the major cruise lines have gone to great lengths to improve their WiFi offerings over the past five years. Here we explore the WiFi offerings from the major cruise lines – helping you stay connected even when you’re hundreds of miles out to sea.
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Belinda Goodman

Cruise 1st veteran Belinda has a passion for travel, especially cruising. She has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years, including a 3-year stint working on cruise ships as a croupier. Belinda regularly writes for the Cruise 1st blog, with a focus on company news and advice for first-time cruise travellers.

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