YOU ARE NEVER THAT FAR AWAY FROM HOME.

There are plenty of ways to stay connected to loved ones. Rest assured your family and friends are only a couple clicks away.

HOW TO CONNECT AT SEA

Out at sea, ships connect
to the internet using
satellite technology.

On-board, ships use
smart-caching and cloud
technology to ensure high-speed
Wi-Fi is smooth sailing.

In ports, ships connect to
a high-signal land-based
antenna.

MINUTE VS. DATA

Living at sea for months of the year, we know you need to stay in touch with family and friends. Luckily, technology has advanced to give you better, faster, and more cost-effective communications at sea. Instead of paying for Internet by the minute, several cruise lines are now charging by the megabyte. The advantage is you only pay for what you use.
EVERYONE CAN USE HIGH-SPEED ON THIS HIGH-SEAS.
Please note: Prices and plans will vary depending on the cruise line. Some cruises still charge by the minute.

OPTIMIZE YOUR BANDWITH

Whether paying by the megabyte or the minute, these tips will help you surf better by consuming less bandwidth and speeding up your browsing.
DO THIS NOT THAT
Disable Push Notifications Leave Push Notifications Enabled
Push notifications consume data that you are paying for.
Use FaceTime® Use SkypeTM
Skype is typically a large data consumer with no controls to accept a lower data speed.
Use OceanPhone® Mobile Use Viber
OceanPhone Mobile is designed for Maritime. If OceanPhone Mobile is not available on your ship, use ooVooTM.
Disable Facebook Video Autoplay Enable Facebook Video Autoplay
Changing your Facebook settings to not auto play videos on your feed will save you a lot of data.
Disable App Updating Leave apps open & updating
Updates should wait until port.  It is not recommended to turn off AntiVirus software.
Download heavy files while in port Download heavy files while at sea
In port, the WiFi signal is faster than satellite while at sea.
Use mobile friendly sites Load desktop sites
Mobile friendly websites are designed to load faster and consume less data. Simply type “m.” instead of “www.”
Use Spotify® Premium Stream Music with Pandora®
Save your playlists and use an offline version of Spotify.
Use OperaTM Mini/Skyfire browsers Use Safari® browser
Opera Mini and Skyfire are designed to minimize data used. (iOS users only)
For more useful tips, including how to change the settings of your mobile device to minimize bandwidth use, download the document below.

WHAT PLAN IS BEST FOR ME?

Data Billing Plans

If you’re on a data billing ship, the information below helps you understand how much data you will need.
Each of the following options represent approximately 10 MB.
MINUTE BILLING PLANS
If you are on a cruise ship that offers minute billing, you will pay for how long you are online, not how much data you use. Your experience will be different based on the time of day you are online as you will be sharing the internet with all passengers.

DO YOU JUST WANT TO CALL HOME?

Oceanphone Mobile is a calling and messaging app designed especially for crew and their family and friends.
Stay in touch while at sea and on shore for pennies per minute.

DIFFERENT WAYS TO CONNECT

There are plenty of opportunities to keep in touch and Connect@Sea makes it happen effortlessly.

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