WIFI Services

Holland America or experience cruisers

Any suggestions on WIFI Services? Traveling with teenagers; for them the WIFI is as important as the oxygen!!! LOL

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You may need to find the exact location of the infirmary!Big Smile

Wifi on board can be expensive and slow. I do not know the specifics on HAL, but across the board, I find it to be more than I care to pay.

Perhaps it may be a good time to teach your teens that there is more to life than the internet?

 

 BD has it EXACTLY RIGHT....call your cruise line, or pound some keys on their website (set up an account if you haven't already), do some research, and perhaps buy a package....but be prepared for sticker shock...and it really doesn't matter which line, or what they say, its slow and suckful….be prepared...tell them to go do something...whilst you refresh with cold fluids in the hot tub...

 

And besides, being teens...Im sure they'll figure something out...you probably don't want to know anyway...

Expensive.

I agree with all that has been said. If you pre purchase the internet package some times it will safe you some money. Either way it will be slow and expensive. 

Here ya go FREDDIE … easy to find...

We'll purchase a one device internet package.  Allows you to load your photos onto Shipmate.

Wi-Fi is expensive and slow.  

As I've posted before, I agree that wi-fi on board is very expensive. Being slow makes for even a greater problem since you are burning up a lot of the time you have paid for just waiting for connects, etc. And for sure, never compose when you are connected. If you don't have your own device and are using the ship's computers, often they won't allow you to compose unless connected, Hal is guilty of that if you are using their computers, or at least they were so when we last sailed with them. So I use my own lap-top. Another thing, connection quality on the ship varies with locations on the ship and the volume of usage the system is experiencing at a given time, sometimes I take my lap top to near where the ship's internet cafe is located and get much better signals. I learned most of these hard lessons on the inadequacy of the vessel's wi-fi back when we used to cruise a lot on HAL. Trying to print boarding passes was an experience I like to forget with HAL, went through 40 hours of time and still didn't get them, since folks staying on board were data hogs. After almost 200 days on them they still give us no free internet time, I have to hit, like 300 days before I get that, fat chance.  

 

However, over the last two or three years we have noticed a significant increase in internet speeds, on both Princess and Regent. Since I stay in touch with the kids and friends using Facebook I like to post pictures I have taken. It used to be posting a picture was almost impossible and if not impossible, very expensive. Nowadays I can post an already composed diatribe as well as include 20 or more pictures in just use a few minutes. Using our Princess perks we receive more than an adequate number of free minutes internet time, (Actually, even with reading newspapers, by the end of the Princess voyage I have time left over).  On Regent we not only receive unlimited internet but 3 hours of phone time which even my wife can't use much more than a third of.

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