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Jareds_mommytoo

Is there an app we should be downloading before we go ( instant messaging?)

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on Disney we download an app and connected once we were on board it as great for messaging each other and for the kids to keep up with their friends, I can’t seem to find if hal has the same idea.

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Yes, the Holland America Navigator App. It’s not the best I have seen, but offers what most will need. It has a messaging feature, menus, daily activities, ability to check your statement, etc.

 

 

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But it’s not an app you download. It’s accessed via the ships local area network, here are instructions from HAL’s website:

 

 

Once on board, switch your device to airplane mode and connect with your ship's Wi-Fi and open your device's web browser — Navigator should open automatically. You won't incur Internet or cellular data charges when using Navigator.

  • Discover onboard events & activities
  • Book shore excursions
  • Make dinner reservations
  • Chat with fellow travelers
  • View onboard statements
  • Connect to paid Internet
  • And more

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Do you have to use Navigator in order not to incur charges, or can any browser be used (IE, Safari,etc)?

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once you are onboard and in airplane mode you connect to ship wifi and then launch safari (or whatever android version) and the navigator site should come up automatically

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Any browser will connect you to the intranet on the ship.

 

Just a hint: If you all have iPhones, iMessage will run on the LAN. It runs over ports 80 & 443, which - assuming you know how to connect - will run just fine.

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We used navigator many times per day, every day on board. Very helpful

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