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Old 01-11-2010, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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It's hard to find a cruise ship cabin that doesn't come with a telephone or a television. Miniature refrigerators and security safes also are de rigueur. But a computer in every room?

Read more: A computer in every cruise ship cabin? That's the plan at one line - Cruise Log - USATODAY.com
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:33 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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It's hard to find a cruise ship cabin that doesn't come with a telephone or a television. Miniature refrigerators and security safes also are de rigueur. But a computer in every room?

Read more: A computer in every cruise ship cabin? That's the plan at one line - Cruise Log - USATODAY.com
If it will keep the children occupied and out of sight, I'm all for it.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:53 PM
 
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I am addicted to the internet. When I travel, I feel like I am falling apart if I can't get online! I don't have the internet on my phone either!
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:54 PM
 
Location: southern california
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trust me it wont be free wifi. they know you are addicted to CDF and they guna make some money on it. but not tonight josephine, i ship out saturday and no internet for 1 week.
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:17 PM
 
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I never miss the internet when traveling and often cut off my cellphone to keep it from bothering me.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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If they charge as much as $1/ MINUTE for simple phone service, just imagine what they will charge you for an afternoon surfing the internet.

As much as I like the internet, I need a vacation from it occasionally.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Beautiful New England
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If they charge as much as $1/ MINUTE for simple phone service, just imagine what they will charge you for an afternoon surfing the internet.
Sounds like a great idea (for the cruise company's bottom line, that is)! Buy cheap laptops and put them in cabins to encourage internet use (at typical cruise line confiscatory rates). Makes it easier for passengers to access a key profit center, not unlike the ubiquitous minibars (with their $5. candy bars and bottled water).

The rates the cruise lines charge passengers for internet access is obscene. On my last cruise (Holland America) a crew member told me that they could buy internet access cards to stay in contact with family back home, surf for news, etc. for around a $1/hour.
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