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This was posted today by Ideochi (post #950) on the All Things Dream thread http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1368692&page=48


9. Miscellaneous -- FWIW, unlimited internet is available, not limited to a certain amount of minutes per day or per cruise. Also, my 14 year old son, who is 2 months away from turning 15 was able to get into Club O2 with his cousin. Just made a polite request during the registration process. No problem. Both teens really enjoyed the club -- it runs VERY late into the night. There were certainly lines, and the pool deck on sea days was packed, but it was manageable. I was always able to find someplace to sit and read a book out on deck. Hot tubs were lukewarm tubs, and always seemed to be crowded.

No mention of the cost but you might go to the thread and ask...

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For the six day on the Breeze I paid $39 for unlimited standard speed. It worked a lot better than any Internet I have used on a ship so far. I was able to stream audio very well, fell asleep listening to music from an Internet stream and it was still playing in the morning. :)

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I was able to purchase the unlimited internet package on my first sailing on Breeze last December and it was not offered on my second two trips.


Too bad Carnival, because I sure will enjoy the unlimited internet package on Royal next month:



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Well, actually that IS about what Carnival is currently charging for cruise-long unlimited internet. But I think the daily rate on Carnival was lower than Royal. High speed is definitely situation-specific. For a cruise ship, what they consider high speed is what I would guess to be a fairly slow DSL connection. Certainly faster than dial up but nowhere near as fast as cable or fiber.


And Carnival Dream did not have a "Family Plan" like Royal (although the rate for that is completely ridiculous). You could use different devices, but only one at a time, so you would have to make sure to log out on one device before logging on with another device.

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The high speed (extra cost) on the Breeze would stream video very well.


Yes, it could. Which was the problem. Too many people were seeing that it could stream video, and were doing just that, so it swamped the system. I'm guessing the only reason it still exists on the Magic is they're experimenting with different ways to throttle users who are using too much bandwidth, so they can eventually roll it back out to other ships.

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We are on the Dream. Can you tell me if we can purchase high speed/unlimited usage internet access? If we can what is the cost for the week! Thanks


Best to call Carnival and ask. I am positive when I was on the Dream 2 weeks ago they offered high speed unlimited access. I think it was $155 for the 7 days. They also had separate prices for low speed access. I remember saying that was way better than the $150 I had to pay for a 400 minute low speed package on the Glory a few years ago.

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We just returned from the Carnival Dream (September 14, 2013, through September 21, 2013). They did not offer the unlimited internet service on our sailing, and yes, I was very bummed (well, as bummed as one can be on a cruise ship). ;)

At any rate, I found I didn't really need to purchase an onboard package. We cruised the Western Caribbean and it's fairly port intensive. Cozumel and Costa Maya both have a couple of pretty darn fast and FREE hot spots where I was able to Skype with family and friends (Cozumel near Fat Tuesday, and Costa Maya near Carlos & Charlie's). Roatan's internet was a bit slower (read as, "ship's internet speed"), but we found a free hotspot near the smoothie bar and craft market toward the far end of the plaza. We ended up getting free wifi with a drink purchase at Cate's Pirate Bar in Belize (don't worry, if you don't drink alcohol...wifi comes with any purchase $5 or more, and it's FAST too).

Hope this info is helpful :)

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