Wednesday, February 18, 2015

It’s hard, really, really hard

 We all know how important is to keep in touch with family.
Have you wondered how much it means for crewmembers onboard cruise lines? Most of them make living by adding up your gratuities. If you want to reward their good service, and wonder what gift they might appreciate more than any other, think no further - it's an internet card or a telephone card. Most cruise lines price them at  $10 apiece.
Here's a text from one crewmember from Croatia after 30 days onboard:


Forum username: svenkran
Country: Croatia
Company: Royal Caribbean
Occupation: Assistant Waiter
Ship: Allure Of The Seas
Posts: 69

"It was my birthday the other day, I looked up on Facebook and what do I see?
A picture of my wife, child and a cake that says HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY …
It took me literally back to the very beginning of the contract, chaos, horror, tears, I cried like a girl in front all those people in the internet room.
It’s hard, really hard, here, even now as I write this text, I think of them and tears start running down my face."
http://www.kruzeri.com/its-hard-really-hard/

Monday, November 3, 2014

Carnival Cruise Line rolls out 10x faster WiFi internet

Carnival hasn't specified exactly how speedy the network connection will be, but it says it's "roughly ten times faster" than that previously offered on its ships.

The company will use overlapping methods to provide internet access at every stage of a cruise.
While the boat's docked, it will connect to Wi-Fi based on land; further out, long-range Wi-Fi allows internet access up to 40 miles from port. In open waters, satellites do the job, providing a Wi-Fi connection across multiple frequency bands.

Carnival says its network will switch back and forth between these options as it travels, and that passengers who connect to the network will be able to see these "transparent" changes.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Princess@Sea Messenger

Here's a new reason to sail Regal Princess in the Caribbean this season!
Introducing our new, free Princess@Sea Messenger that lets you stay in touch and communicate with other passengers on board - debuting on Regal Princess in November and coming soon to the fleet in 2015!
The Princess@Sea Messenger in integrated in the complimentary Princess@Sea web app, via the browser on your smartphone or tablet. Princess@Sea allows you to check on the day's events and activities, review the ship's itinerary and port guides, browse the restaurant menus, and even access your stateroom account — and now the Princess@Sea Messenger lets you do even more.
http://www.princess.com/learn/ships/gp/top-10/reason-7/#.VC_omVe8F5V

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Disney Cruise Line hides info about 50 MB of free cruise ship wi-fi

If you have trouble seeing what exactly Disney Cruise Line is giving away for free, read it here: 50 MB of FREE cruise ship internet