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Some cruise ship passengers have large bar tabs on board cruise ships.  My Vacation Lady has large internet charges 🙂

It’s expensive to stay connected while on a cruise ship.  Internet is slow and if you need to do a lot of work online or just like to check social media, be prepared to open your wallet.  One of My Vacation Lady’s colleagues posted this info so use it as a guideline only and not as fact.  Prices and packages can change at any time.

Azamara Club Cruises The Internet cafe is open 24 hours a day. Available in cabins and public areas of all ships. 65 cents per minute; Packages: $19 for 30 minutes, $27 for 45 minutes, $48 for 85 minutes, $80 for 150 minutes, and $100 for 235 minutes.

Carnival Cruise Lines The Internet cafe is open 24 hours a day. Available in cabins and most public areas of all ships. 75 cents per minute; Packages: $29 for 45 minutes, $59 for 120 minutes, $89 for 240 minutes, and $159 for 480 minutes.

Celebrity Cruises The Internet cafe is open 24 hours a day. Available in cabins and most public areas of all ships, except on Celebrity Century, Celebrity Xpedition, and Celebrity Constellation, which only offer it in public areas. 75 cents per minute; Packages: $25 for 38 minutes, $50 for 90 minutes, $100 for 208 minutes, $200 for 555 minutes, and $400 for 1,666 minutes. A one-time activation fee of $4 applies.

Costa Cruises The Internet cafe is open 24 hours a day. Available in cabins and most public areas of all ships. 66 cents per minute; Packages: $13 for one hour and $32 for three hours. A one-time activation fee of $4 applies.

Cunard Line The Internet cafe is open 24 hours a day. Available in most public areas of all ships. 75 cents per minute; Packages: $48 for two hours, $90 for four hours, and $168 for eight hours.

Disney Cruise Line The Internet cafe is open 24 hours a day. Available in most public areas of all ships. 75 cents per minute; Packages for cruises 7 days and longer: $55 for 100 minutes, $100 for 250 minutes, and $150 for 500 minutes; Packages for cruises shorter than 7 days: $27.50 for 50 minutes, $40 for 100 minutes, and $75 for 250 minutes.

Holland America Line The Internet cafe is open 24 hours a day. Available in cabins and most public areas. 75 cents per minute; Packages: $55 for 100 minutes and $100 for 250 minutes. A one-time activation fee of $4 applies.

MSC Cruises The Internet cafe is open 24 hours a day. Available in cabins and most public areas. $5 for the first 10 minutes and 50 cents for every subsequent minute; Packages: $15 for 30 minutes, $25 for 60 minutes, and $80 for 250 minutes.

Norwegian Cruise Line The Internet cafe is open 24 hours a day. Available in cabins on the Norwegian Gem, Star, Epic, Pearl, Jade, Jewel, Sun, and Breakaway and most public areas on other ships in the fleet. On Norwegian Epic and Breakaway, a new smartphone app for Apple, Android, and Windows 7 (called iConcierge) allows passengers to stay connected onboard and make excursion and dining reservations. 75 cents per minute; Packages for cruises 5 days and shorter: $17 for 30 minutes and $24 for 60 minutes; Packages for cruises 6 days and longer: $55 for 100 minutes and $100 for 250 minutes. A one-time $4 activation charge applies.

Oceania Cruises The Internet cafe is open 24 hours a day. Available in cabins and most public areas. All suites also include laptops (the Vista, Owner’s, and Oceania suites also come with an iPad) for use onboard. 95 cents per minute; Packages: $85 for 100 minutes and $150 for 200 minutes. There is also a $28 package for one day of unlimited usage, and $22 per day for unlimited usage for the duration of the cruise.

Princess Cruises The Internet cafe is open 24 hours a day. Available in cabins and most public areas. 75 cents per minute; Packages: $73 for 120 minutes, $103 for 240 minutes, $163 for 460 minutes, $203 for 680 minutes, and $253 for 1,100 minutes. Discount plans are available in advance. A one-time $4 activation fee applies.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises The Internet cafe is open 24 hours a day. Available in cabins and most public areas of all ships. MagicJack® and Skype® software are prohibited onboard for bandwidth reasons. 75 cents per minute; Packages: $45 for 100 minutes, $87.50 for 250 minutes, and $200 for 800 minutes. A one-time activation of $4 applies.

Royal Caribbean International The Internet cafe is open 24 hours a day. Available in most public areas of all ships. 65 cents per minute; Packages: $35 for 60 minutes, $55 for 100 minutes, $75 for 150 minutes, $100 for 250, and $150 for 500 minutes.

Windstar Cruises The Internet cafe is open 24 hours a day. Available in cabins and most public areas. During transatlantic cruises, no Internet is available. Windstar prices its Internet packages by megabytes rather than minutes. Two packages are available: The “Email Plan,” which is $60 for 30 MB of data, is recommended for checking email and some browsing. The “Surfing Plan” is $160 for 90 MB of data and is recommended for more extensive browsing and small file transfers, such as sharing photos online.

Our best advise for saving money on internet usage while at sea:

  • buy a package if you feel you will need to be online a good amount
  • use wifi while in port (at either an internet cafe or on your phone)
  • DISCONNECT!

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