Contributor Level: Captain

NEWS: Carnival Corporation Expands Cruise Industry’s Largest Wi-Fi Network

Porthole Cruise Magazine reports:  Carnival Corporation Expands Cruise Industry’s Largest Wi-Fi Network

"Currently deployed on 30 of its 100 ships, the system is expected to be extended to nearly 40 percent of the company’s fleet across several of its global brands by the end of 2015 with plans to expand the system on the majority of its fleet across its 10 brands through 2016."

Tags: WiFi

4 Answers

Contributor Level: Captain

I can see the attraction for some, I don't think I would be a regular user, as I cruise to get away from the technology.

Contributor Level: Admiral

I just want Wi-Fi for emails rather than for Facebook or Twitter.  So I know that will cost more. 

Contributor Level: Captain

I can see how some will love it.   I cruise to unplug.    If I do send a couple e-mails and photo's to friends and family I do it from a cafe in port for free.  Now if they would have free internet on ships then can use a VOIP on your cell phone,  but that is not disconnecting. 

Contributor Level: Captain

Personally, I could care less.  There is nothing I need to do online that can't wait til I get home.  I think people miss out on a lot by staying plugged in while on vacation. I mean really, what's the point of bringing a kid on a cruise if all they are going to do is, whatever it is kids do online.  I see so many people sitting in the lounges with their laptops typing away. All day long.  What a waste, of time and money.


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