Posted March 8th, 2011, 02:25 AM
What are internet charges on Princess. As a Platinum member we get 150 minutes/7 day cruises which we barely use and connection is very slow. However my daughter and son-in-law bringing their lap top and I wonder what will be plan like for them?
Using WIFI is the same cost as using the ship's computers in their Internet Cafe.
First there is a $3.95 initial sign up charge (once per cruise per user; free for platinum/elite passengers). Then 75 cents/minute unless you purchase a package. No refund for package minutes not used.
100 minutes $55.00
150 minutes $75.00
250 minutes $100.00
500 minutes $175.00
If you sign up for a package the first day, there is usually some free bonus minutes. You can also pre-pay for a package at http://www.princess.com/learn/onboard/gifts_services/communications/index.jsp
and this will include more bonus minutes than you would get onboard. If you pre-pay, it will also include the 3.95 initial sign-on fee.
The package minutes can be used both on your own computer and on the ship's computers in the Internet Cafe.
The first time you use the Internet onboard, there will be instructions on how to set up your account and select a password.
Please note that on your own computer you must sign out with an address of 188.8.131.52 or your minutes may continue to be counted down.
If you sign up on board for a package, you do so either on your own laptop or one of the ship's computers in the Internet Cafe. Either way, you can do it without the need to interact with the Internet Cafe manager.
If you pre-cruise purchase a package to get those extra bonus minutes, you cannot sign onto the internet on the ship to use that package until you speak with the Internet Cafe manager, so it could delay you from getting online until the hours that the Internet Cafe manager comes on duty at a time you can meet with him/her.