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thanks for sharing that. I can tell you that the internet was just amazing on the Regal. Boy did I miss it on the Crown.
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Is there any place to find a schedule of when it is being installed on the various ships?
We have three cruises scheduled--I know we won't have it on the first one, but.....
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Originally posted by moki'smommy
Is there any place to find a schedule of when it is being installed on the various ships?
We have three cruises scheduled--I know we won't have it on the first one, but.....
Since they are so behind on things like the internet and Ocean Medallion, I would take the press releases or schedules with a grain of salt!
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Looks like they are trying to get the faster internet like the airlines are using. However, I sailed Emerald last July and used wifi all week. It worked fine; not as fast as home; but none the less was able to upload my blog to facebook with all the pictures in reasonable time
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Originally posted by caribill
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix....cle&ID=2334585
I watched some of the Facebook Live event - the SES guys officially recorded 2.25Gbps peaking at 2.6Gbps for MedallionNet which is better than typical land-based internet speeds!

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Originally posted by moki'smommy
Is there any place to find a schedule of when it is being installed on the various ships?
We have three cruises scheduled--I know we won't have it on the first one, but.....
I had spoken to someone down at Princess earlier today about a related issue ... she told me that there is no schedule and the next ship to come out with it will be on the Royal. There was no scheduled date when that would be completed.
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Originally posted by moki'smommy
Is there any place to find a schedule of when it is being installed on the various ships?
If there were, after the medallion rollout schedule, would anyone believe it?

As princess is buying the service from SES, just as Royal Caribbean does for VOOM,
I don't see why medallion net would be faster than VOOM.

And, it it is, Royal Caribbean will probably be 'fixing' it would SES.
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I read the article, thank you for posting.

When it comes to technology, I'm as dumb as dirt.

Could someone tell me, if I'm visiting Princess Cay on a Princess non-Medallion ship, am I able to take advantage of the (fast) internet? I understand I would have to purchase the internet plan.

Thanks!
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Originally posted by moki'smommy
Is there any place to find a schedule of when it is being installed on the various ships?
We have three cruises scheduled--I know we won't have it on the first one, but.....
I don't have a list, but I can confirm we had unlimited, fast internet on the Regal last December. We were not part of the Ocean Medallion test group, but I believe we received it because we were platinum in the loyalty category.
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The operative word in the PR is "ATTEMPT to make......". Don't get your hopes up too soon.
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Originally posted by Shoalwater
The operative word in the PR is "ATTEMPT to make......". Don't get your hopes up too soon.
I watched the attempt (as per post #7) and they far exceeded the speed in the press notice - 2.6 Gbps.
Whether this is what we will get all the time and in all cruise locations is another matter! But it still beats offerings from rivals like VOOM from RCCL.

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Does anyone know if Princess plans on offering unlimited internet access plans like Celebrity does?
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Originally posted by Pennypop
Does anyone know if Princess plans on offering unlimited internet access plans like Celebrity does?
They are being offered on ships that have the high speed upgrade currently.


And the internet on the Caribbean Princess last week was very slow and still priced per minute.
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Originally posted by moki'smommy
They are being offered on ships that have the high speed upgrade currently.


And the internet on the Caribbean Princess last week was very slow and still priced per minute.
What internet package was given to the Platinum/Elite?
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Remember that the latency isn't going to drop until new technology is put into orbit...bandwidth is only half of the equation.
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