A teenager on board a cruise recently from Northern Germany heading to a Northern European Country on the ship with his parents. When the family arrived home, his parents soon discovered a Whopping $14,000 outstanding charge from their German cell phone company. Apparently the child was viewing videos (movies) while on board and was using the ship's wifi that was normally used for the crew only. Little did they know that they were being charged ridiculous fees to do so. While the German cell phone company has agreed to reduce their bill to a mere $6,000....I'd say a hard lesson was learned! When you're on holiday with children (or perhaps even yourself) make sure you know AHEAD OF TIME, how much the wifi costs on board, and if it's worth using it.
Consider Free Wifi spots offered at different ports (such as internet café hotspots, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, etc). The locals can direct you to the closest one to the port you're in, and you can get online there, if need be, at no additional cost.
My thoughts....leave the phone at home or place your cell phone on "Airport Mode" while on vacation. After all....You're on Vacation! Right?
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