Internet question

Hello! I'm going soon on the Enchantment of the Seas and was wondering what the cost for Internet is per day. I was recently on the Oasis, and it was only $10 per day, but online it's saying it is $20 per day on Enchantment? Could that be right? Do they have the new "Voom" Internet connection?

Tags: Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas

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Here are the Princess internet rates: They go by the minutes used not per day. Free internet is provided to some Captain Circle classes, unlike HAL, who provides no free. Also, when you first log on and get your free minutes for the voyage you also have the option of purchasing more at a greatly reduced rate, but that offer must be purchased the first day or so of the voyage. If you are on a back to back, your first segment credit ends at the end of that segment and you must purchase again for the next, except you get free all over again. Which works out best for you, for instance, if you were on a 14 day voyage you would get 250 minutes but if you are on a B to B for a total of 14 days, you get 150 X 2 = 300 minutes.      

 

Captain Circle free internet benefits--Platinum and Elite:
 

VOYAGE DURATION MINUTES

7 days or less150

8-20 days250

21+ days500

 

Regular rates:
 

120 minutes
Item #6038 – $72.95
(Includes $69.00 for internet time plan + $3.95.  One time activation fee)

(Includes 20 bonus minutes for
prepurchasing an Internet time package.)

240 minutes
Item #6039 – $102.95
(Includes $99.00  for internet time plan + $3.95. One time activation fee)

(Includes 40 bonus minutes for
prepurchasing an Internet time package.)

460 minutes
Item #6302 – $162.95
(Includes $159.00 for internet time plan + $3.95. One time activation fee)

(Includes 60 bonus minutes for
prepurchasing an Internet time package.)

680 minutes
Item #6301 – $202.95
(Includes $199.00 for internet time plan + $3.95. One time activation fee)

(Includes 80 bonus minutes for
prepurchasing an Internet time package.)

1100 minutes (for World Cruise only)
Item #6300 – $252.95
(Includes $249.00 for internet time plan + $3.95.  One time activation fee)

(Includes 100 bonus minutes for
prepurchasing an Internet time package.)

Thanks, but Royal Caribbean's Internet tends to work differently, at least recently. They seem to offer daily rates instead of per minutes rates. Hmm...

Remember the days when you could stay unplugged and relax and enjoy?  LOL just saying...

 

Yea, I sure do, particularly on a three month voyage, there was an element of worry in not knowing how things were going back home with kids and grandkids and house. Unless of course we wanted to use the ship's phone system to check on things----$$$$$. Having the internet available made it much easier to "relax and enjoy" the cruise, instead of having to fret over what may or may not greet us upon our return. In addition, the internet made it possible for us to let kids and friends know how things were going on our voyage, so they also were not concerned about us. I was even able to send pictures from time to time.

I got to the point of providing a periodic update of our adventures with pictures on my F.B. However, I was a little concerned that friends would think we were a bit presumptuous in doing so. That is, I was, up until my high school buddy's, who was dyeing from pancreatic cancer at the time, wife told me some time after we returned that my little internet spiels made his day. I had no idea they were even reading them.

Yes, for me anyway, the arrival of the internet on board ship was a giant positive step forward in our cruising experiences.  

 

My opinion only, and rather antisocial at that -- I do not want to know anything about anyone, nor do I want anyone to know anything about me when I am on vacation.

My knowledge of any facts during that time will not change the fact, so I prefer to remain ignorant of it.

Well it is surely my opinion alone and if I touched a nerve with my comment I do apologize.  See I work in the computer industry and quite frankly long for those moments where I get to unplug from the rest of the world.  Sadly, the worst invention on the planet was the smart phone because I have seen so many families unable to communicate but yet have those fool things in there hand during meals,long drives, etc.

 

Once again, just my opinion and sorry for venting.  No harm meant!

The boards are all about opinion -- no need to apologize.

I understand some people need to be in contact with reality (some more constantly than others) but I prefer to fully immerse in the fantasy world of cruising.

(No need (yet, anyway) to send the gentlemen in the white coats after me. I believe myself to be quite sane.)

One of the best parts of cruising is that you are inaccessible. It is one of the rare times when we are able to unplug from the world and get away with it. I have no desire to use any internet connective device when on a cruise. Before the cruise and after cruise, absolutely but while on the cruse the onlu thing that gets plugged in is my headphones to my music player.

 

Cheers

 

You didn't touch any nerves, the point you make is shared by many.  Very worthy of consideration. Guess a lot of it depends upon the length of cruise. I guess if a person is use to hustle and bustle of metropolitan areas with ringing phones and Internet intrusions into every minute of one's life it stands to reason that it would be a relief to get away from all of that on the high seas.

Different story in my case, I get the opportunity for peace and quiet quite often and not just when we vacation on an ocean going adventure. For instance, even though we live in the big city of Anchorage, over the last twenty years I have spent my summers, three to four months, in the mountains. Unless friends and family are visiting me on our 300 acre homestead there, I'm by myself and the nearest and only  regular neighbor is about two miles away. I do get the internet and satellite TV but I only use those once a day or so when I fire up the power plant.

Speaking of cell phones, we do get cell phone service but I didn't have one until not many years ago when the kids got concerned about my lack of communication. So I have one now. Not long after I got mine another friend of mine who lives about 25 miles west rolled his ATV in the early spring and broke his leg. Cell phone service can be sporadic out there. He couldn't get a connection, so as he lay there with the temperature falling he made peace with his maker. The "old grey wolf" was lurking nearby waiting for a feed, LOL.  But then, he got a connection with  another friend about 30 miles away. Saved his life.      

 

I used to feel that on a cruise I was unplugged from the world,  that is what I had enjoyed about it.   As I got older so did my parents,  for a few years I would check up on them when on a trip and the internet was great to have (VOIP from Europe was only 1 cent a min not $2.50 like my cell service).  I guess it all depends on where your at in life.  I'm now back at the point where I can unplug from the world when on a cruise,  nobody to check up on, I leave the handy mans phone number with the tenants in case anything needs repair while I'm away and I'm off in cruise world for the week or month.

 

To the OP,   RCI has been putting new internet on some of the ships with the daily rate and other ships are still running the old way.  I would call RCI and ask about the specific ship and sail date in question.

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