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interesting, this looks very similar to what carnival has

 

i wonder if they will update the latitude internet perk which is currently this:

Additional Internet Minutes

15 free Internet minutes with 100-minute Internet package purchase and 30 free Internet minutes with 250-minute Internet package purchase

looks like that might be only valid on the new 250 plan right now

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The Social Media one sounds great -- I could still message home that way ;)

When I log in to my cruise and look at the available options, it's not shown??

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I have the 250 minutes included with the DV package but would happily pay for this package to ensure wifi connection on my TA cruise... hope it's accurate.

 

Thanks for the heads up.. ;)

 

Unlimited Wifi Package – Unlimited use throughout the cruise | Save up to 15% when booking online

 

This Unlimited plan gives you internet access throughout the entire cruise.

  • PRICE $273.00

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I'm curious, I previously purchased an "Internet - unlimited" plan for my March 7 sailing on the Pearl. I wonder how this corresponds to the new packages, including whether I will be allowed streaming.

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This tiered plan has been piloted on a couple of ships for a year (March 2017). It is [finally] being rolled out fleetwide.

 

You can still use your "free" internet as credit against one of the packages once on board (i.e., at full price).

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Satellite WiFi/"broadband" is still, relatively speaking, rather expensive and it would be an easier "sell" at those prices if there is a noticeable speed boost/increase, not just caching and/or using compression "tricks". Comparing ... oranges vs. apples, one of the niece that sailed more on RCL these days pay less for more speed ... her group of "ladies" doing a T/A on the Jade next month - ahead of us, should be interesting if it's available.

 

Checking our upcoming cruise (Gem) & one BIL's (Escape) - looks like it is being offered on both sailings late next month ... so, it is looking like a fleetwide rollout (finally, fingers crossed)

 

Prices quoted (Platinum and/or online discount given, activation fees waived) for 7 days

Social Media WiFi @ $87.50

Unlimited WiFi @ $178.50

Unlimited Premium WiFi @ $206.50 ($28 more or $4 extra per day x 7)

250 minutes Plan is $105.00

 

Up till recently - $85 was the written offered price to upgrade for those with the Free At Sea promo WiFi 250 minutes package to unlimited - assume that NCL will come up with a price tag to upsell to these unlimited ones, without and with the premium option that allow "streaming" ... question is whether there is the bandwidth to dynamically handle the extra loads & demands, etc. at sea.

 

In practice - IMO - our experience is that, excluding port days - we really stay connected for longer period of time on about 4 out of those 7 days, whether it is a limited plan or not. With our SlingTV account, we need at least a 3 or 4 Mbps speed consistently for a decent 360p connection and prefer a 5 to 6 Mbps for a 480p or 720p - otherwise, not worth streaming at those premium prices.

 

Let's see who will be among the first to get some benchmark results ... on mobile speedtest dot net

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I'm curious, I previously purchased an "Internet - unlimited" plan for my March 7 sailing on the Pearl. I wonder how this corresponds to the new packages, including whether I will be allowed streaming.

 

 

 

I am wondering this too. I purchased the unlimited plan online for my cruise leaving today. I am hoping to get a credit for the lower price or at the very least get the premium plan. I will find out later today!

 

 

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I think these have been available on Escape for a while, but it looks like they lowered the pre-purchase price. I noticed the Unlimited Premium used to say VPN access included (as well as streaming) but I no longer see that. I really hope they still allow upgrades from the 250 minute internet perk to the unlimited or unlimited premium package on board. That is what I am planning to do next week.

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So I have the 250 minute promo. When I get onboard do I go to guest services or the internet guy to pay the upgrade difference?

 

 

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So I have the 250 minute promo. When I get onboard do I go to guest services or the internet guy to pay the upgrade difference?

 

 

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I guess I will find this out today. Why do I have the feeling if I go to internet guy he will send me to guest services and if I go to guest services they will send me to internet guy? I’ll find out and report back!

 

 

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I guess I will find this out today. Why do I have the feeling if I go to internet guy he will send me to guest services and if I go to guest services they will send me to internet guy? I’ll find out and report back!

 

 

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Please do report back. What ship are you on?

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This is a weird question but im going on during the NCAA tournament and would love to watch games could I do it with the streaming plan? Is the internet good?

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So I have the 250 minute promo. When I get onboard do I go to guest services or the internet guy to pay the upgrade difference?

 

 

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Yes - it will be a difference of $85 for unlimited- that is what I paid for 7 day Epic. You do know there are now different packages - just saw it on the Epic internet choices. What is screwy in my opinion is he adds extra days to your account - like $29.95 or something but it comes out to an $85 charge. If you go on the first day - it doesn't take effect until after 4 or something - but bottom line you do have to go to him and he is next to customer services and there will be a line but you do not go to customer services! Good luck - it was a hassle.

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Unlimited Social Media Wifi – Unlimited use throughout the cruise | Save up to 15% when booking online

 

This Unlimited Social Media plan gives you access to major social media sites throughout the cruise.

  • PRICE $162.50

 

When I looked at this plan, this is what I found on the page where you order it under "Things to know":

"Price displayed is per day use. Total cruise rate will

be calculated based on the number of cruise days."

 

So I believe it is $162.50 per day, so a 10 day cruise would be $1625.00. The same statement was noted on the unlimited WiFi and unlimited premium WiFi packages. But on the unlimited internet package it states:

"price displayed is for unlimited internet for the

duration of your cruise".

 

I could be wrong, but I would advise if anyone is going to purchase these plans that you check first before being blind sided.

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Please do report back. What ship are you on?

 

 

 

Star, Mexican riviera

 

 

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I guess I will find this out today. Why do I have the feeling if I go to internet guy he will send me to guest services and if I go to guest services they will send me to internet guy? I’ll find out and report back!

 

 

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Please do report back. What ship are you on?

 

Just got off the Epic Go to internet manager and request to pay the difference between the free at see 250 minutes and unlimited

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Yes - it will be a difference of $85 for unlimited- that is what I paid for 7 day Epic. You do know there are now different packages - just saw it on the Epic internet choices. What is screwy in my opinion is he adds extra days to your account - like $29.95 or something but it comes out to an $85 charge. If you go on the first day - it doesn't take effect until after 4 or something - but bottom line you do have to go to him and he is next to customer services and there will be a line but you do not go to customer services! Good luck - it was a hassle.

 

 

 

Also make sure you bring your phone I had to to to set up something I was confused on as I didn’t want to set up and then upgrade. Also I think I had to go back later than 4 as internet didn’t start till we left port.

 

 

 

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When I looked at this plan, this is what I found on the page where you order it under "Things to know":

 

"Price displayed is per day use. Total cruise rate will

 

be calculated based on the number of cruise days."

 

 

 

So I believe it is $162.50 per day, so a 10 day cruise would be $1625.00. The same statement was noted on the unlimited WiFi and unlimited premium WiFi packages. But on the unlimited internet package it states:

 

"price displayed is for unlimited internet for the

 

duration of your cruise".

 

 

 

I could be wrong, but I would advise if anyone is going to purchase these plans that you check first before being blind sided.

 

 

 

Hah I noticed that too. Hope they correct it [emoji3]

 

 

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Just got off the Epic Go to internet manager and request to pay the difference between the free at see 250 minutes and unlimited

How was the internet on the Epic?

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Also make sure you bring your phone I had to to to set up something I was confused on as I didn’t want to set up and then upgrade. Also I think I had to go back later than 4 as internet didn’t start till we left port.

 

 

 

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Would love to know how the speed is on the epic....we wanted to skype our son back home and also stream some basketball games

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The new interenet packages mention one you can stream on. What is confusing to me is of the 5 they offer - I can't see any difference between these 2: (price is for 15 day TA)

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Wow! NCL prices are expensive. On our MSC cruise we just paid $29.90 total for the unlimited Social package, for 14 days. Works out to $2.13 per day. The same package on NCL would cost $175.00. Hopefully NCL will rethink their pricing.

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Wow! NCL prices are expensive. On our MSC cruise we just paid $29.90 total for the unlimited Social package, for 14 days. Works out to $2.13 per day. The same package on NCL would cost $175.00. Hopefully NCL will rethink their pricing.

 

 

 

Actually for15 days it’s $187.50 or $12.50 a day if you purchase online so you can’t even use your onboard credit. And you can’t use the web or do email with this package. I think I’ll get the 250 minutes for $105 but once again have to pay online to get the 15% off so you can’t use your onboard credit.

 

 

 

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How was the internet on the Epic?

 

 

 

I don’t have free minutes but paid online a couple weeks ago for unlimited at the higher price. I’m just hoping to get a credit or upgraded to the premium .

 

 

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I don’t have free minutes but paid online a couple weeks ago for unlimited at the higher price. I’m just hoping to get a credit or upgraded to the premium .

 

 

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Can’t you just call them and cancel it I’ve done that before on something I’ve ordered and then you can just re-order it. Maybe you can even do that online.

 

 

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I would love to know if they have done an upgrade on the service and ill actually be able to stream on the epic

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I don’t have free minutes but paid online a couple weeks ago for unlimited at the higher price. I’m just hoping to get a credit or upgraded to the premium .

 

The old price on unlimited was higher than the current price for premium, so it's not as good of a deal to get upgraded to premium. I called in and they were able to cancel the old purchase. (I re-purchased online in light of the AmEx offer discussed in another thread. :D )

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I’m in line to board ship so maybe too late to cancel! Although this line very long it could be hours before we board

 

 

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I’m in line to board ship so maybe too late to cancel! Although this line very long it could be hours before we board

 

 

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Must not be on the East coast or that is a late departure

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Would love to know how the speed is on the epic....we wanted to skype our son back home and also stream some basketball games

 

The Epic had 3 prices for unlimited

Social Media 14.99 per day (app to app messaging & Social Media Access)

Wi-Fi 29.99 per day (app to app messaging, Social Media Access, check email & general web surfing)

Premium Wi-Fi 34.99 per day (app to app messaging, Social Media Access, check email, general web surfing & video streaming)

 

I upgraded from my free at sea internet to unlimited wi-fi for an additional $84.97 (7 days) and for the most part worked well.

I was able video message with my daughter. She said on her end I paused only a few times but no delay on my end at all. There were areas of the ship that were better than other areas to connect. I never tried streaming anything and only used it for PM, FB & Emails. I never tried Skype, but if your son and yourself use messenger, you can video in it at the medium priced one.

 

The lower in the ship, the slower the connection or no connection at all. The i-consierge worked most times for looking up what was on etc. I did have a few times that it just wouldn’t connect. Although I wished it would have had a feature that allowed you to add from “whats on” to a favourites list. And it really should have a refresh. I cannot comment on the texting ability, since i was a solo traveller, I had no one to text with.

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People you are on a freaking cruise, unplug already and NO you do not HAVE TO be on line for work...

 

 

 

Some people don’t have a choice and DO have to be online for work.

 

Some people own their own businesses and need to be in touch.

 

Some people have rental properties and need to be in touch.

 

Some people need to claim benefits and need to be in touch.

 

Some people have family issues- elderly, young, sick, pregnant, and need to be in touch.

 

Some people WANT to be in touch, to blog, instagram, write, read, etc.

 

Please don’t color everyone with your crayon.

 

 

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Some people don’t have a choice and DO have to be online for work.

 

Some people own their own businesses and need to be in touch.

 

Some people have rental properties and need to be in touch.

 

Some people need to claim benefits and need to be in touch.

 

Some people have family issues- elderly, young, sick, pregnant, and need to be in touch.

 

Some people WANT to be in touch, to blog, instagram, write, read, etc.

 

Please don’t color everyone with your crayon.

 

 

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No they don't need to be, they WANT to be.

 

I own multiple businesses many in the tech/IT services field. I have hired good people who can run things for a week without me baby sitting. No one NEEDS to be on line while on vacation, especially not on that stupid anti-social media..

 

 

 

Please do not color everyone with YOUR crayon.

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Sailing on the Gem on Tuesday 3/6, Does anyone know the difference of the two unlimited plans? What would make one deluxe?

 

I have the 250 minutes included, do you think I should wait to board to purchase?

 

Thanks in advance!

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No they don't need to be, they WANT to be.

 

 

 

I own multiple businesses many in the tech/IT services field. I have hired good people who can run things for a week without me baby sitting. No one NEEDS to be on line while on vacation, especially not on that stupid anti-social media..

 

 

 

 

 

Please do not color everyone with YOUR crayon.

 

 

Guess what? Not everyone’s situation is identical to yours. Some people do have to check in with work. Please do not color everyone with YOUR crayon.

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No they don't need to be, they WANT to be.

 

 

 

I own multiple businesses many in the tech/IT services field. I have hired good people who can run things for a week without me baby sitting. No one NEEDS to be on line while on vacation, especially not on that stupid anti-social media..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please do not color everyone with YOUR crayon.

 

 

 

Why do you care? Does it affect you or your vacation somehow if someone wants to be connected? You don’t want to be connected, others do. Why let it annoy you?

 

 

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