Posted July 14th, 2013, 02:11 PM
The Princess Lines Internet Access is a complete rip off $60 will just about get you a email after a very long time.
I have discused this with them and their reply that ship Internet is very slow. No it is not, it is the bandwidth allocated to that area.
Hmm... not to take issue with you as you're such an expert but most savvy people download their email, sign off, write and respond to email off-line, re-sign-on and send. At most, using an aggregate of 4-5 minutes of online time only. I do this all the time.
You are right about the bandwidth. However, increasing bandwidth would be exponentially expensive. Plus, (as I'm sure you're aware but didn't mention) the way people use the bandwidth is far more important. If passengers are uploading/downloading photos or images, to using Skype of FaceTime, these are bandwidth hogs. All it takes is a couple of people to ruin connection and speed for everyone else.
IMHO, Princess should block the bandwidth hogs which would greatly improve service for everyone. That said, I've found that early in the morning before 8am and during dinner are the best times to log on. And, don't forget to download your email, respond offline, and send. You'll be a much happier camper.
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