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If you are planning to use your cell phone you will want to check with your carrier for their rates. The cell coverage while at sea will be extremely expensive as it goes via sattelite (Cellular at Sea is what was on my phone while roaming).


If you use the ship phones it is $7.95 USD per minute.



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Both verizon and AT&T charge $2.49/minute while using the ship's cell tower. They charge $.50/text sent. If you decide to use your cell phone which is the least expensive, be sure to have international calling turned on. It is done by your carrier and is free. It allows your cell phone to be used outside the country.

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Trust me. The cost is minimal vs. your peace of mind.


2 years ago DH and I cruised on the Explorer to the Caribbean. All of this had been worked out with support from family. I was taking a break from 2 years of solo caregiving of my Mother.


Mom taught me to worry so I called from land or with my cell phone when on land. Our at sea days I called from the ship. WAY too easy. Just pickup and dial.


Yes it was not cheap. But Mom was worth it and I didn't worry.


DH did turn green one night when I asked about the dog at $7.95 p/minute!!!

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