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Free wi-fi in Caribbean ports - where can you find it?

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I know there is various info here and there regarding this topic, but didn't see an overall summary so thought I would start a thread here.

 

Please help out your fellow cruisers and identify where you can find free wi-fi in Caribbean ports (and by "free" I am defining as totally free - no minimum drink purchase, etc..)  I will start with listing a few I know of:

 

Grand Cayman - in the little mall next to Margaritaville

 

Curacao - at the casino right by the dock, also at the fast food court downtown near the I 'heart' Curacao sign.

 

Aruba - at the Renaissance Hotel and Casino 

 

 

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This would be best asked on the individual ports of call boards for each port. I'm sure the people that frequent there will know where wifi is accessible.

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For those of you with T-Mobile phone and data plans, be sure to check your plan, as they have coverage through much of the Caribbean.  We've been able to use our T-Mobile data, incurring no charges, on every Caribbean island we've visited so far.  Even if you're covered, make sure you get far enough from the ship when you turn on your phone or enable your connectivity that you don't pick up the ship's service via roaming.

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9 minutes ago, SunsetPoint said:

For those of you with T-Mobile phone and data plans, be sure to check your plan, as they have coverage through much of the Caribbean.  We've been able to use our T-Mobile data, incurring no charges, on every Caribbean island we've visited so far.  Even if you're covered, make sure you get far enough from the ship when you turn on your phone or enable your connectivity that you don't pick up the ship's service via roaming.

I also use T-Mobile and agree that you have access to free data roaming but should point out that the speed is slower than at home.   While it is a bit slow it is very livable.   Speeds are fast enough for texting, navigation etc but uploading large pictures would not be recommended.

 

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1 hour ago, phoenix_dream said:

I know there is various info here and there regarding this topic, but didn't see an overall summary so thought I would start a thread here.

 

Please help out your fellow cruisers and identify where you can find free wi-fi in Caribbean ports (and by "free" I am defining as totally free - no minimum drink purchase, etc..)  I will start with listing a few I know of:

 

Grand Cayman - in the little mall next to Margaritaville

 

Curacao - at the casino right by the dock, also at the fast food court downtown near the I 'heart' Curacao sign.

 

Aruba - at the Renaissance Hotel and Casino 

 

 

Try Diamonds International at all of the ports. Once you've signed in you can connect at any other island  I had 2 hours free wifi. 

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3 hours ago, 1025cruise said:

This would be best asked on the individual ports of call boards for each port. I'm sure the people that frequent there will know where wifi is accessible.

Agree it would be valuable on those also (and info is probably there).  I was hoping for people like me who cruise often and go to multiple ports, there would be a more compiled list so I didn't have to go to 4 or 5 or 7 or 8 threads and search :classic_smile:

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3 hours ago, SunsetPoint said:

For those of you with T-Mobile phone and data plans, be sure to check your plan, as they have coverage through much of the Caribbean.  We've been able to use our T-Mobile data, incurring no charges, on every Caribbean island we've visited so far.  Even if you're covered, make sure you get far enough from the ship when you turn on your phone or enable your connectivity that you don't pick up the ship's service via roaming.

Nice.  Unfortunately I have Verizon.  No free coverage except in Mexican ports, Puerto Rico and USVI.

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3 hours ago, Jim_Iain said:

Give this artificial a look

 

http://crew-center.com/internet-locations-near-cruise-ship-ports-caribbean-and-north-atlantic

 

Also many ports have free wifi in the terminal.    For easiest location finding -  ask any crew member. 

Incomplete but what is there is very helpful, thank you!  I agree - the crew definitely knows where to go.

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I don’t bother looking for free WiFi anymore. I buy the $10 a day travel passes from my cell carrier. I have the same voice and data as a home. I think a lot of people may not be aware that roaming costs have come down. Also those free hotspots are insecure. If you are using them better have a VPN....

 

 

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Nice.  Unfortunately I have Verizon.  No free coverage except in Mexican ports, Puerto Rico and USVI.


You can get $10 a day travel passes with Verizon. Why waste vacation time at hot spots or looking for them when you can use your cell wherever you are at a port whenever you want ?


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1 hour ago, Charles4515 said:

I don’t bother looking for free WiFi anymore. I buy the $10 a day travel passes from my cell carrier. I have the same voice and data as a home. I think a lot of people may not be aware that roaming costs have come down. Also those free hotspots are insecure. If you are using them better have a VPN....

 

 

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Good point about the vpn.  It’s a good idea to use one, even if you think the connection is secure.

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2 hours ago, Charles4515 said:

 


You can get $10 a day travel passes with Verizon. Why waste vacation time at hot spots or looking for them when you can use your cell wherever you are at a port whenever you want ?


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We do this as well. $10.00 well spent.

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8 hours ago, phoenix_dream said:

I know there is various info here and there regarding this topic, but didn't see an overall summary so thought I would start a thread here.

 

Please help out your fellow cruisers and identify where you can find free wi-fi in Caribbean ports (and by "free" I am defining as totally free - no minimum drink purchase, etc..)  I will start with listing a few I know of:

 

Grand Cayman - in the little mall next to Margaritaville

 

Curacao - at the casino right by the dock, also at the fast food court downtown near the I 'heart' Curacao sign.

 

Aruba - at the Renaissance Hotel and Casino 

 

 

In Cozumel there is a Margaritaville and the mall there, with shops, has free wifi.  

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If you have AT&T we always just add the international plan.  They charge $10 per each day you use it for unlimited calls, data and text.    Only counts in ports not at sea.   PR and St Thomas are freed anyway.   

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