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How Can I Stay In Touch With Family While On A Cruise?
Maria728
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What will be the less expensive way to remain in touch?

they have an connect@sea program, but it seems you need to buy a base plan.

any way to just remain connected via text without running a data roaming tab and without getting callas?

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Re: Going in an Oceania cruise.
naansalad
Sr. Member

Cruise Ship Rates

You can talk and message on more than 400 cruise ships.

Cruise ship Pay as You Go pricing
Voice Pricing$2.99/min
Text Messaging$0.50/message sent$0.05/message received

International Travel Plan | Verizon Wireless

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Re: Going in an Oceania cruise.
naansalad
Sr. Member

Cruise Ship Rates

You can talk and message on more than 400 cruise ships.

Cruise ship Pay as You Go pricing
Voice Pricing$2.99/min
Text Messaging$0.50/message sent$0.05/message received

International Travel Plan | Verizon Wireless

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Re: Going in an Oceania cruise.
Maria728
Member

Is it possible to receive texts and send without incurring in Data charges?

If I use SKYPE IN THE SHIP what will I be charged for

TIA

MARIA

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Re: Going in an Oceania cruise.
rcschnoor
Sr. Leader
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If you put your phone into airplane mode and then turn on wifi only while in airplane mode, would only be charged for your internet plan you purchase thru the cruise ship. You should check out the internet packages available and the restrictions for such packages.

With your example of using Skype while onboard, you may want to rethink that as the following is listed on their website:

"Internet Packages are nonrefundable at the time of purchase. Please be advised that bandwidth-heavy applications such as Skype, YouTube, and MagicJack are not available."

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Re: Going in an Oceania cruise.
Acrillix
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Data is no longer available on Cruise Ships

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Re: Going in an Oceania cruise.
Maria728
Member

So how do I access emails?

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Re: Going in an Oceania cruise.
rcschnoor
Sr. Leader
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You purchase one of the internet packages available on ship like I pointed out earlier???

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Re: How Can I Stay In Touch With Family While On A Cruise?
PAMGRE70
Member

I am going on a Bahamas cruise on Royal Caribbean ship Brilliance of the Seas.  Is there a temporary plan addition that can be added for those days to be able to keep in touch with family & friends at home?  Also how can I keep from incurring roaming charges?  I use an iPhone 5S.  Thank you, Pam

Re: How Can I Stay In Touch With Family While On A Cruise?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Hello PAMGRE70, hope you have a great time on this cruise! We always recommend using our International Trip Planner to find the international plan that best fits your needs to use your phone while visiting other countries. You can find it in the following link: http://spr.ly/66051ewY7. We don't have plans to cover you while out at sea, we recommend reaching out to the cruise company as they have their own plans available. The best thing to do to avoid roaming charges is to set your iPhone to Airplane Mode. You can do so by using the steps in the following link: http://spr.ly/66061ewYC. Does this help?

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