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Just wanted to have any feedback on the WiFi connection on the Grand. Have
family members going to Alaska on the Grand in early Sept. and they wanted
to know how good the Wifi package would be to purchase. School class work
needs to be accessed. Many thanks for any information or input. John
I would add that connectivity is highly variable with weather and fellow passenger usage being the two biggest impacts, and the least controllable. Be prepared to access at odd hours if you must have access.
Been There Done That: Crown Princess April 2013, Crown Princess Oct/Nov 2012, Grand Princess Dec 2011, Sapphire Princess March 2011, Emerald Princess July 2010, Maui by Kayak March 2008, Grand Princess March 2007 (Man Overboard Cruise) Carnival Spirit March 2006, Golden Princess June 2004, Star Princess July 2002, Ryndam June 1998, Nordic Prince 1986, Norway 1984
I was just on the Grand with my daughter and she was able access wifi from out cabin on her iphone. I was having trouble connecting with my lap top so I just went to the internet cafe. I don't think the problem with my lap top was the wifi though, I think the problem was me. I think I just wasn't logging in correctly. I'm just not all that computer literate. If I had asked my daughter for help she probably could have done it.
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Grand Princess 01/13
Carnival Freedom 02/12 CC group cruise "Cupid's III"
Carnival Spirit 02/10 CC group cruise "Cupid's II"
Carnival Liberty 12/07
Carnival Miracle 03/06
Carnival Pride 03/03
Carnival Holiday 03/87
Carnival Festivale 07/85
We used the Wifi on the Grand when we were on her back in Dec 2011. Seemed to work just as well as other Princess ships we have been on. It is slow and can be sometimes spotty. Keep in mind that if you are going to Alaska, you will have cell/internet access through a phone or ipad while in port same as you have it now. I found that accessing the internet while in port through cell service on my ipad was much better than using the ships.
Grand Princess - Alaska 10 Day out of San Fran - 7/13
Coral Princess - Voyage of the Glaciers - Alaska 6/12
Grand Princess - Southern Caribbean 12/11
Caribbean Princess - Caribbean from NYC 6/11
Sapphire Princess - Mexican Riviera 1/11
Island Princess - Panama Canal 4/10
Crown Princess - Western Caribbean 11/09
Caribbean Princess - Classic Southern Caribbean 4/09
Crown Princess Eastern Caribbean 11/08
Golden Princess - Mexican Riviera - 11/07
Star Princess - Western Caribbean 12/06
Dawn Princess - Southern Caribbean 11/03
Golden Princess - Eastern Caribbean 4/03
Disney Magic - Western Caribbran 9/02