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AUGUST 1, 2016

What to Know About Internet and Phone Access Onboard Celebrity Cruises

If you’re worried that sailing away at sea means losing your connection to those on land, you can put your mind at ease. Today it’s easier than ever to stay connected to email and social networks while cruising. And if you’ve heard stories of slow Internet connection while cruising, you’ll be glad to hear Celebrity Cruises is changing all that. Here’s what you need to know about staying connected at sea.

Special XCelerate High-Speed Internet

Celebrity Cruises recently introduced XCelerate Internet at Sea, an innovative wi-fi service that provides higher speeds of cruise internet than is typically found at sea. Celebrity Xcelerate is now on all of Celebrity Cruises’ ships, with the exception of Galapagos sailings (which still have Wi-Fi onboard in public areas).

Where to Connect

The Wi-Fi onboard Celebrity Cruises means you can access Internet from your stateroom or lounge areas on your own personal laptop or tablet. If you prefer not to travel with electronics, you can still stay connected by utilizing the Celebrity iLounge, a state of the art Internet Lounge where you can access the World Wide Web 24 hours a day. Celebrity iLounge also has classes, such as video editing, website creation, and tutorials on getting the most out of your iPad, iPhone, Macbook, or other Apple device.

How Often to Connect

While cruising you can get different Internet packages depending on your needs. While even pay-by-the-minute plans are available, your best bet if you’re wanting to stay connected is the Unlimited plan package. This gives you access to the Internet at all times while onboard during your cruise for one daily rate.

If having unlimited Internet on your cruise is important to you, be sure to keep an eye on Celebrity Cruises’ Specials since we sometimes offer a free perk option when you book that includes an Unlimited Cruise Internet Package. Currently, anytime you book in an oceanview stateroom or above you can use your Go Big amenity choice for Unlimited Cruise Internet (learn about all the awesome Go Big amenities here). Third and fourth passengers in a stateroom also receive 40 minutes of Internet to use during the cruise and a non-alcoholic beverage package (an especially great perk if you’re bringing the kids along on your cruise).

Phone Services Onboard Celebrity Cruises

For those also wanting to stay connected via calling and messaging, AT&T offers an AT&T Mobile Packages service for Celebrity Cruises passengers that has a variety of phone plans depending on your needs. For one low rate during your cruise you’ll get a set number of texts and call minutes to use. AT&T is just one option; you can also contact your own cell phone service provider to enquire about cell phone plans at sea. Regardless of service provider or plan, any charges for your phone plan while cruising will be charged by the phone company (not Celebrity Cruises) and will show up on your mobile bill.

Each stateroom also has an in-room phone that can be used while at sea to make calls, or for friends and family to get ahold of you if needed. The cost is $7.95 per minute, so is best for a quick call or emergency situation.
To find out more about Celebrity Cruises Internet and Phone Plans, visit www.CelebrityCruises.com or speak with your travel agent.

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