Can you connect to the Internet on a Cruise?

  1. I'd like to talk the man into going on a cruise, but he might need to be connected to his corporate office via email. I might be in the midst of an online course as well. He has a wireless laptop. (Of course there's my Allnurses addiction to address. LOL). It might help me convince him to go if there's internet.
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   sirI
    You can on Disney Cruise Line, Tweety. I'll bet you can on others, too.
  4. by   Grace Oz
    What's the point on going on holiday if you're going to work?! I mean the allnurses part I can fully understand But as for work! Go and have some FUN in the SUN! :hatparty:

    Oooppsss, sorry Tweets, I really didn't answer your question, did I? :chuckle
  5. by   donsterRN
    Tweety, we cruise through Celebrity Cruiselines, and have had a ball. And yes, they have internet access. Their site, www.celebritycruises.com gives you tons of information. We're leaving in January for a Carribbean tour. We leave from Ft. Lauderdale, then cruise to Grand Cayman, Aruba, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico and back to Lauderdale. Then we're staying form a couple of night in WPB before flying home.

    We're gone for 11 nights. You guys should take THAT cruise... think of the new Avatars...!
  6. by   traumaRUs
    Yes Tweety - its not a problem. We've done cruises on Royal Caribbean and Carnival while I was in school and it was not a biggie at all. I've also taken my little wireless laptop to Hawaii, the Bahamas and St. Thomas...no problems.

    No excuses - go on the cruise.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Most cruiseline websites will tell you if they have a connection. But sometimes it's only restricted to one area of the ship.
  8. by   Medic2RN
    Here's a question......my MIL recently took a cruise to Alaska and she found out that in certain areas it was considered international waters and international rates would apply to all calls made. She had a few expensive phone calls. Would this include internet usage if on a cruise? Just wondering....
  9. by   suzanne4
    International waters will usually require that you use the computers that are provided on-ship. Wireless laptops will not work that far out.......

    But you can connect somehow to the office and they are not expensive, even by ship standards. You only pay for the minutes that you use.
  10. by   bethin
    You can on most cruises. Check the website. On the cruise I took it was very expensive to use the internet and since it was a vacation I didn't want to use it.

    I used my cell phone to touch base with my dad at home (who was by himself). Never charged me for roaming in the Caribbean though.
  11. by   Tweety
    Thanks for the information.

    Grace, the point is that we'll get to go in November, rather than wait for a time when neither of us in school or working, which might be next summer. We already have a Miami trip planned in March in middle of me taking a course. There will probably be only al limited amount of time online, then fun!
  12. by   adrienurse
    MY cousin works on cruise ships and emails us all the time. Celebrety, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, all have internet access. I'm sure all the other large lines have it too.
  13. by   CHATSDALE
    thanks for the info about the cell phone...i am taking a weekend cruise because it was the only way we could get everybody together..i would like to take the alaskan cruise next

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