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I remember reading about an unlimited deal offered on some Carnival ships a while back. Anyone else who has sailed recently see this being offered still?

 

Was hoping this would be rolled out fleet wide.

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I have not seen any info on a timeline for rolling it out fleet wide, just the info below for the ships it is available on

 

Basic Plan

- Stay connected 24/7

- Great for kids!

- Email friends and family

- Limited to one mobile device and the Internet Cafe

 

$39.99 per cruise plan

 

High Speed Plan

- Speeds up to 50X faster

- Post on facebook

- Stream Media

- Use your smartphone apps

- Access your VPN network

 

Per Day Plan $29.99

Per Cruise Plan $99.99

 

Buy additional per cruise plans for 50% off * applies to per cruise plans of equal and lesser value purchased by the same cabin. Credit will appear on your sail and sign account within 24 hours.

 

Questions? See the internet cafe manager during posted hours

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Just cruised on the Valor October 13 and it was not available. I did the 120 minute plan for $59.99.

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I have not seen any info on a timeline for rolling it out fleet wide, just the info below for the ships it is available on

 

Basic Plan

- Stay connected 24/7

- Great for kids!

- Email friends and family

- Limited to one mobile device and the Internet Cafe

 

$39.99 per cruise plan

 

High Speed Plan

- Speeds up to 50X faster

- Post on facebook

- Stream Media

- Use your smartphone apps

- Access your VPN network

 

Per Day Plan $29.99

Per Cruise Plan $99.99

 

Buy additional per cruise plans for 50% off * applies to per cruise plans of equal and lesser value purchased by the same cabin. Credit will appear on your sail and sign account within 24 hours.

 

Questions? See the internet cafe manager during posted hours

 

Which ships is this offer for? Where can I find this info on the internet?

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Do both of those ships have the 2.0 upgrades? I wonder if it is only available if that has happened?

 

Dream does, Magic does not

 

I would imagine the Dream class ships design has more to do with it. They have fun hub portals in various area and the ship is probably wired to handle higher wifi use.

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I suspect it's not the 2.0 upgrades, but the Dream class and later. In order for them to do what they've been doing almost certainly requires the ship to have more modern satellite communications, and quite possibly newer longer range ship to shore communications as well. It might also be strongly dependent on the region the ship is cruising.

 

So if it's working on the Dream and Magic, I'm pretty sure it'll work on the Breeze as well when it gets here to the States. (Although they may or may not implement the program immediately there...)

 

I'm less confident about other/older ships. Those ships may need significant communications infrastructure improvements before they can do it. No clue if Carnival plans to do those improvements with future 2.0 upgrades or not.

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Just cruised on the Valor October 13 and it was not available. I did the 120 minute plan for $59.99.

 

 

:(Thanks for the reply but dissapointed.

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Thanks to all for the info. Sounds like I am completely out of luck for my cruise on the Inspiration! I wish it were fleet wide, even without any sort of high speed option.

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I would hope they would have long terms plans of implementing this fleet wide or particularly the ships that have week long runs. It is 2012 and the thought of having internet access in the middle of the ocean doesn't seem that complicated. I remember my cruise in 2000 a phone call was 9.99 a minute today its 1.99. Their is a younger generation that is cruising today that can't live without being connected change of be left behind. jmo

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Does the 39.99 plan allow you to open google talk app in phone to make calls?

 

Probably not. Based on the description, it is probably limited to Mail and Http and some instant message protocols. Probably would need to get the high speed one to use Google Voice. I would also check the fine print. Sometimes VoIP apps are blocked. Might be very asynchronous where you get high speed download but much slower upload.

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Does the Internet work in the rooms or would it be limited to the common areas only? And by rooms, I mean Riviera deck rooms.

 

Internet on all carnival ships is bow to stern. Some spots might get a stronger signal but u can access it all over the ship.

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I am doing online school and have a cruise planned during the next semester. I am hoping that if I can't get my work done beforehand that I can at least get online briefly to submit assignments. Lord help me if I have a test that week. I won't know till the beginning of the course which is only a couple of weeks before our cruise.

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Currently it is only available on the Magic.

 

 

And its $99 for unlimited "high speed" internet.

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I am doing online school and have a cruise planned during the next semester. I am hoping that if I can't get my work done beforehand that I can at least get online briefly to submit assignments. Lord help me if I have a test that week. I won't know till the beginning of the course which is only a couple of weeks before our cruise.

 

Start researching Internet Cafes at your ports of call ;)

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From JH's Facebook post today:

"New high speed internet will arrive on Carnival Glory, Carnival Breeze next month. It will then work to othr ships as well. This is what we have already on Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic.

A lot of cruisers it seems expect a bad internet service throughout the industry and we will work hard to get that impression changed.

 

The goal is to move from the price per minute and introduce unlimited plan for a day or the whole cruise. Price right now is $100 for the week.

 

thoughts please"

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For the love of all that is good and holy, PLEASE have this available on the Miracle in time for our Panama Canal sailing next March! <fingers crossed>

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From JH's Facebook post today:

"New high speed internet will arrive on Carnival Glory, Carnival Breeze next month. It will then work to othr ships as well. This is what we have already on Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic.

A lot of cruisers it seems expect a bad internet service throughout the industry and we will work hard to get that impression changed.

 

The goal is to move from the price per minute and introduce unlimited plan for a day or the whole cruise. Price right now is $100 for the week.

 

thoughts please"

 

Thanks for the update

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From JH's Facebook post today:

"New high speed internet will arrive on Carnival Glory, Carnival Breeze next month. It will then work to othr ships as well. This is what we have already on Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic.

A lot of cruisers it seems expect a bad internet service throughout the industry and we will work hard to get that impression changed.

 

The goal is to move from the price per minute and introduce unlimited plan for a day or the whole cruise. Price right now is $100 for the week.

 

thoughts please"

 

$100 for the week is such a great deal. Nothing like that of course on the Inspiration. What I did was purchase one of the larger packages, because the internet manager on this ship said he would transfer any unused minutes to the next cruise (I'm on a B2B).

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