Stay Connected: Internet Packages By Cruise Line
Posted on February 19, 2019
A cruise is a dream getaway, but there are some things you don’t want to disconnect from. Whether you took a selfie in the Bahamas and need to post it on Instagram or you simply need to send an email, cruise lines have internet packages for everyone’s needs.
Carnival Cruise Line
Social WiFi Plan is Carnival’s most basic plan, only including access to specific social media outlets. You’ll be able to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, and SnapChat. However, this plan doesn’t include access to other websites, email, or video/music streaming services, such as Netflix or Spotify. If social media is your thing, so is this plan.
Pre-cruise price: $6.80/day
Onboard price: $8/day
Onboard price for a 24-hour plan: N/A
Value WiFi Plan includes all social media sites from the previous plan, as well as news, entertainment, sports, weather, banking, and finance websites. The speed is also much faster than the Social WiFi Plan. You’ll need to put away Facetime and Netflix as this plan does not support video and music streaming services.
Pre-cruise price: $10.20/day
Onboard price: $12/day
Onboard price for a 24-hour plan: $16
Premium WiFi Plan is the highest tier available and includes everything under the Social and Value Plan at 3x the speed. Want to brag to your bestie who couldn’t come? With this plan, you can Skype (no Facetime– sorry Apple users!) them at any time. Like all of Carnival’s plans, this does not support video and music streaming services.
Pre-cruise price: $14.45/day
Onboard price: $17/day
Onboard price for a 24-hour plan: $25
If you realize on the ship that you prefer a different plan then what you originally purchased, you can always upgrade from one plan to another. Keep in mind, though, you’ll save the most money by buying before your cruise- up to 15% more.
Disney Cruise Line
Whereas most cruise lines offer tailored access packages, Disney charges by the megabyte.
One option offered is the Pay As You Go deal which is 25 cents/MB. Though not the most cost-effective, Disney allows you to set a predefined budget to ensure you don’t overuse. This would be ideal if you just need to send a quick email.
The next package available is 100 MB for $19 (about 19 cents/MB). Next available is 300 MB for $39 (about 13 cents/MB) or 1000 MB for $89 (about 9 cents/MB).
Norwegian Cruise Line
Unlimited Social Media WiFi lets you show your friends how incredible your vacation is with the click of a button. It’ll give you access to most major social media outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and more. You can even chat on all popular messenger platforms, though you can’t access your email or surf the web.
Pre-cruise price: $12.50/day
Onboard price: $14.99/day
Unlimited WiFi package gives you access to unlimited web surfing, email, social media, and all apps. Unfortunately, this plan can only be used on one device at a time and it does not allow streaming.
Pre-cruise price: $25/day
Onboard price: $29.99/day
Unlimited Premium WiFi this package gives you access to everything the Unlimited WiFi plan gives, as well as video streaming options, such as YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Audible, Hulu etc. So get your popcorn ready.
Pre-cruise price: $29.50/day
Onboard price: $34.99/day
250 Minutes Anytime Internet This time plan gives you 250 minutes of internet connectivity for use anytime during your cruise.
Pre-cruise price: $105
Onboard price: $125
All packages for Norwegian Cruise Line will cost less for cruises of 13 days and longer. If you buy your package before your cruise, you’ll also be saving up to 15% more.
Voom is the name of Royal Caribbean’s internet service. They allow you to mix and match plans for different devices and even offer discounts based on how many devices you have under each one.
Surf with Voom
In this package, you are able to access emails and social media. However, you won’t be able to stream video on sites or apps.
1 device: $15.99 per day, per device
2 devices: $14.99 per day, per device
4 devices: $12.99 per day, per device
Single day pass: $22.99 per day, per device
Surf & Stream with Voom
In this package, you’re able to access emails and social media, as well as streaming video sites/apps (Youtube, Netflix, etc).
1 device: $19.99 per day, per device
2 devices: $18.99 per day, per device
4 devices: $16.99 per day, per device
Single day pass: $29.99 per day, per device
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