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Old 06-25-2014, 10:59 AM   #1
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Hi everyone! I'm new to cruising and I was wondering if anyone has anything to say about the internet on the Disney ships? I've heard Disney Cruises have the best internet out of all other cruise ships. Is this true? I want to be able to keep in touch with my friends
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:15 AM   #2
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Shippernet is expensive and spotty. Not all that reliable in all honesty.

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Old 06-25-2014, 11:43 AM   #3
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The crew members go to Internet cafes when in port because it's cheaper, and of course they need to stay in touch with their families. You could ask a crew member where to go.
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The crew members go to Internet cafes when in port because it's cheaper, and of course they need to stay in touch with their families. You could ask a crew member where to go.
Also more reliable - by a bit. I sat through my sister trying to talk with ship friends when my family was visiting me over Christmas. A skype call that totaled maybe 5 minutes took over 20 minutes to complete with delays, reconnection, etc.

You don't say where you're going... I'm pretty sure the cruise terminal in Nassau has internet. Castaway Cay...other than shippernet, pretty sure there's nothing there.
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Hi everyone! I'm new to cruising and I was wondering if anyone has anything to say about the internet on the Disney ships? I've heard Disney Cruises have the best internet out of all other cruise ships. Is this true? I want to be able to keep in touch with my friends
It has reduced in price now buy bite use age and I find it very good and msny recent cruisers say is good now, not as good as home but good and not spotty.

Of all the ships I have been on Disneys is now the best.
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On our cruise on the Fantasy last Oct, it was so SLOOOW that we gave up even using it---
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On our cruise on the Fantasy last Oct, it was so SLOOOW that we gave up even using it---
Interesting I was on the Fantasy for two cruises found it very fast so did my children there on it all the time, I was uploading photos say ten at a time.
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Ours was so slow we weren't even sure if a simple text message had even been sent---we gave up waiting after about 10 minutes (found out later the message had made it through)
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Ours was so slow we weren't even sure if a simple text message had even been sent---we gave up waiting after about 10 minutes (found out later the message had made it through)
I have found some devices normally older ones seem not to like the ship Internet but others normally newer ones are compatible with the frequencies.

Apple products IPads IPhones seem to be very very good,matos hibachi works well but HP didn't. Have it on airplane mode.

My two children and myself are often on the Internet a lot and work it hard and no complaints.

On the Wonder we had free Internet included on an unlimited basis got through four if the biggest packages no issues, Fantasy we got through three of the old style largest packages.
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I've never had a problem with wireless and pick up signal on board and in the staterooms, or just take a few minutes in the Internet Cafe. I usually order a middle of the road plan (not the maxiumum) but enough to check work emails or relatives at home. A plan is definitely cheaper than paying by the minute!
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I have to work during the cruise some, so the company is buying some of my internet time. Is there a package discount for large use or anything.
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I have to work during the cruise some, so the company is buying some of my internet time. Is there a package discount for large use or anything.
Here's a link to the internet package prices:
http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/sh...hone-services/
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Thanks for that info. I am looking for like 4 gig a day type plan.

Probably not going to happen huh.
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Thanks for that info. I am looking for like 4 gig a day type plan.

Probably not going to happen huh.
I am going to work it to it's limit in 30 days.
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Me too, but it is going to cost more than my cruise.
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