Cell Phone Costs on a Cruise

Cell Phone Tower on Deck

How much does it cost to use my cell phone on a cruise?  This is one of the most asked questions before someone embarks on a cruise.  You may have read stories about misinformed passengers coming home to a $5,000 cell phone bill.  Believe it or not, it is really easy to rack up a $5,000 […]

T-Mobile and Cruising, Unlimited Data/Texting in Port


On a recent cruise, I was able to test out the new global service that was added by T-Mobile in late 2013.  The new service being offered gives T-Mobile customers unlimited data and text messages in over 100 foreign countries, with phone calls costing only 20 cents a minute. Do you know what is the […]

How to Keep Track of Your Family on a Cruise Ship

keeping in touch on cruise ship

Trying to keep in touch with your family or group on a cruise ship can be difficult.  After all, your cell phone will not work (and even if it does it will cost you way too much to use it), and walkie-talkies generally don’t work that well either (and even if they do you will […]

What’s the Cheapest Way to Call Home From a Cruise?

Call from cruise

This is a typical question for someone who is going on a cruise for the first time.  You have probably heard already how much it costs to use your cell phone on a cruise ship, and with rates like $5 a minute, you either have to talk really fast or just totally forget using your […]

What Are the Best Walkie Talkies for Cruise Ships?

walkie talkie cruise ship

So it costs a fortune to use your cell phone on a cruise ship, but you still want to keep in touch with your friends or family on the ship.  How do you keep in touch with them and find out where they are so you can meet up?  Well for many people, walkie talkies […]