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Old March 30th, 2013, 03:27 PM
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Default Unlimited Internet Zuiderdam $99.99 10 day

I am on the Zuiderdam 10 day Panama Canal cruise 3/29/2013- 4/8/2013 and they have 2 internet packages available. A 39.99 for 24hrs or 99.99 for the entire 10 day cruise. I thought the 99.99 deal is pretty good. And the wifi is pretty good.

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Thanks for the information Bill. I like the sound of that and hope the package is available on more ships soon.

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Wow - sounds like a great deal to me. I hope that have some kind of special offer for our cruise in a few weeks Thanks for sharing
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That's a great offer. Hopefully, they continue that idea and spread it throughout the fleet. I could certainly use it on my upcoming 15 day.
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Since many cruise lines packages work out to be 35-40 cents a minute (or more), this package sounds like a steal for someone who needs/wants the time.
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Thanks for the info. I will be on the sailing when you get off, and was looking at the internet packages. That one sure sounds like a good deal.
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Unlimited for $100 sounds great, since they only recently started selling the 1,000 minutes for $250 on most cruises!!
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I hope that they have started that on the Zaandam. I could really enjoy unlimited wifi.
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I've never used the Internet service on a ship. Do you have to pay per device or can you sign in multiple devices under one package?


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I've never used the Internet service on a ship. Do you have to pay per device or can you sign in multiple devices under one package?


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You create a USER-ID and can use any device you want to connect to Internet ... IPAD, Phone, Laptop, their computer and so.. on BUT can only use one device at a time.
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That is a good deal...
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Wow, I wish I had seen that deal when we were on her!
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Thanks for letting us know.... all I can say is WOW. I most definitely hope they keep that on the Zuiderdam for for the next 5 weeks and three days That would be one heck of a bargain. I am wondering if it is part of the NEW improvements they were to be doing for the Internet. I had heard that it would be happening this Spring ship by ship and that they were going to improve the bandwidth and there was going to be some new features and pricing.
This is one of the links I read about it, I cannot seem to find the one that stated about that with the new towers it would drastic speed everything up and they would be able to reduce costs.I believe they had to go to each ship to install something first. But HAL was going to start this in the Spring of 2013. SO this is great news for those of us that always use the internet.
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$100 unlimited wifi? Sweeeeet! How can this be? It seems like everyone would just get it, which would tie up all of the signal... Oh well, who cares, it would be a great price.
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Wow, that price is so much better than anything I have seen on previous cruises. I hope those sailing on future cruises on board this ship will update this thread as to whether this will be a permanent price.
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$100 unlimited wifi? Sweeeeet! How can this be? It seems like everyone would just get it, which would tie up all of the signal... Oh well, who cares, it would be a great price.
If everyone is on the internet it should be easier to get a lounger and various other ship venues could be quieter.
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Update. I spoke with the internet manager about this new plan and he said this was the first sailing HAL has implemented having only 2 plans and the only ship thus far. I told him this was a great idea and hopefully it will be implemented throughout the fleet soon.

There was a mention in the flyer that the internet has been upgraded as well. I can say that the wifi reception along with the speed has been more than adequate. I left my laptop at home and I am using my smartphone for reference. With only 2 plans available it makes it pretty easy to decide which plan to sign up for as well as not worrying about logging off since everything is unlimited.

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Update. I spoke with the internet manager about this new plan and he said this was the first sailing HAL has implemented having only 2 plans and the only ship thus far. I told him this was a great idea and hopefully it will be implemented throughout the fleet soon.

There was a mention in the flyer that the internet has been upgraded as well. I can say that the wifi reception along with the speed has been more than adequate. I left my laptop at home and I am using my smartphone for reference. With only 2 plans available it makes it pretty easy to decide which plan to sign up for as well as not worrying about logging off since everything is unlimited.

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If everyone just left their connnection open, won't that slow down the system due to overloading it? Thats the problem with unlimited plans IMO.

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If everyone just left their connnection open, won't that slow down the system due to overloading it? Thats the problem with unlimited plans IMO.

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Not significantly.. If connection is open - you are using some data. The same as leaving your phone on data roaming all the time. Just periodic requests for data.

I just ran a speed check (yes I am on the Zuiderdam)...
1.75 mps DOWN and 0.8 UP. This certainly rather fast for a shipboard service.

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