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#1
Florida East Coast
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Just wondering if any of the daily readers and posters here follow the boards when they are on a cruise. Obviously I know those who post "live" are on, but what about the others?

I do not pay for internet on board. On my last cruise, I was happy to get to port so I could go online to read what was happening here. Seems kind of silly that I'm on a cruise, but wondering what I'm missing on Cruise Critic...
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#2
13,496 Posts
Joined Mar 2007
No way. I don't read cruise critic when I am on a land vacation, wouldn't from a cruise either. I also don't have tapatalk and don't read cruise critic or any other forum from my smartphone.
#3
North Ga
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Originally posted by reallyitsmema
I also don't have tapatalk and don't read cruise critic or any other forum from my smartphone.
I paid for tapatalk and barely even use it. I just use the browser on my smartphone a lot of the times.

As far as reading Cruise Critic while on a cruise, I will usually make a thread and include a few pics during embarkation day but once that ship pulls away from the port, my phone goes into airplane mode and becomes a camera only I do not buy internet packages. I cruise to get away from all that stuff

I DO appreciate Trainman and Radios live reports though.
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#4
Southwest Florida
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Sometimes I'll check in if something is going on (Last cruise was the day after the mess with the Carnival Dream and we were staying at the hotel where many people were staying)
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#5
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Too busy having fun to check in!
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#6
Palm Springs, Calif
41,170 Posts
Joined Apr 2005
When we vacation, the computer is shut down and I don't have a Laptop , Ipad, smart Phone or any of the nice techie toys, I am in vacation mode and want to enjoy the places I am seeing and relax. I don't even watch TV on board although DH does. I do dred the 200 + emails of nothing when I get home and tell my friends please don't send me anything because it will get dumped.
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#7
Ottawa, Illinois
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Joined May 2009
When I am on a cruise I don't check out anything on the internet in port or at sea.
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#8
Virginia
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Last cruise I did not buy an internet package but did check CC in the hotel before and after the cruise. Next cruise I will have an internet package so I will likely check in occasionally.
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#9
Greenville, SC, USA
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Joined Apr 2000
I bring my laptop and I get an internet credit from Princess Captain's Circle program.

I find the credit covers email, checking sports, news, finances.

It don't have enough to check CC or Facebook, so those are ignored while we are away and we often take pretty long cruises.
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#10
southern NM desert
11,498 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by superduper123
Just wondering if any of the daily readers and posters here follow the boards when they are on a cruise. Obviously I know those who post "live" are on, but what about the others?

I do not pay for internet on board. On my last cruise, I was happy to get to port so I could go online to read what was happening here. Seems kind of silly that I'm on a cruise, but wondering what I'm missing on Cruise Critic...
Because internet on board is so slow I only use it to quickly check email.

In port I almost never use internet since I'd rather sightsee.

However, in 2010 because our Alaska cruise on HAL was the first time for the 14 day itinerary and we were on the very first one, while onboard I did check in on the Alaska board to let them know what those on the other 14 day same itinerary could expect. In the months before the cruise we'd all done lots of chatting there about the new itinerary so it was helpful to them that I did some posting. I also used the free computer time in Juneau at the library after finishing our morning tour and before taking the Mt Roberts tram.

Other than that time I never check Cruise Critic while on a cruise.
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#11
Connecticut
12,155 Posts
Joined Sep 2005
Cruise Critic is more of a cruise substitute than a cruise enhancement while actually cruising.
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#12
Toronto, Canada
4,091 Posts
Joined Mar 2012
Originally posted by superduper123
Just wondering if any of the daily readers and posters here follow the boards when they are on a cruise. Obviously I know those who post "live" are on, but what about the others?
Nope, it never occurred to me. I do buy some internet time on board, but I use it to send email updates and occasional photos to my family.
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#13
82,470 Posts
Joined Aug 2000
We bring a netbook and depending how many minutes we have left of our internet package toward the end of our cruise, I might take a look at CC. If we are getting out of minutes, I probably won't look at CC.

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#14
Pittsburgh, PA
2,160 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
Cruising is pretty much the ONLY time I don't check the boards! lol
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#15
Trussville AL
1,116 Posts
Joined May 2010
Originally posted by navybankerteacher
Cruise Critic is more of a cruise substitute than a cruise enhancement while actually cruising.
Well put.

I fall in the "phone in the safe camp". Once we sail away I'm off the grid until we get back.


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#16
Loveland, Colorado
1,655 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
I have but very rarely. I think I answered a question I saw but could only address once on the ship. I like the discussion of cruising and CC fills the bill for that so there is no need once on board.
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#17
107,572 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
Originally posted by superduper123
Just wondering if any of the daily readers and posters here follow the boards when they are on a cruise. Obviously I know those who post "live" are on, but what about the others?

I do not pay for internet on board. On my last cruise, I was happy to get to port so I could go online to read what was happening here. Seems kind of silly that I'm on a cruise, but wondering what I'm missing on Cruise Critic...
I used to do "Live" threads -- haven't done one in years.

The last couple of years I haven't even bothered to take my laptop.

When we leave the house -- I don't even bother checking e-mails -- thus I am not checking any of the sites I belong to.
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#18
Summerville, SC
6,883 Posts
Joined Oct 2005
Absolutely no electronic devices of any kind while on vacation: phones, laptops, tablets etc.. Aaaahhhhhhh...........Heaven!!
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#19
New Jersey
2,692 Posts
Joined Apr 2008
Originally posted by navybankerteacher
Cruise Critic is more of a cruise substitute than a cruise enhancement while actually cruising.
Exactly. We get free internet time on RCI and Celebrity and only check in with the cat sitter while cruising.
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#20
The Big Tomato; i.e. Sacramento CA
7,412 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
Originally posted by HeatherC430
Cruising is pretty much the ONLY time I don't check the boards! lol
This sounds like me!:-)
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