Carnival Cruise Line has raised the price of their internet plan by 60% that allows access to the most popular social media apps.
Carnival offers three different internet packages on their cruise ships: a social media package, a value WiFi plan, and a premium WiFi plan. While the latter two WiFi packages will stay the same price, the social media package will now cost cruisers a bit more money.
The new price for the social media package is now $8.00 per day, or $6.80 per day if pre-purchased before the cruise. Passengers can not purchase day passes for the social media package, they must purchase a cruise long pass. Carnival Cruise Line has the following description for this package:
“Access the most popular social websites and applications including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, SnapChat and the most popular airline sites. Does not include access to most websites and email. Does not support access to video and music streaming (such as Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Pandora), iMessage or Skype. Cellular-network-dependent Wi-Fi calling and Facetime services are also not supported.”
This change in pricing went into effect on November 2, 2018.
The old price for the social media package was $5.00 per day, or $4.00 per day if pre-purchased.
The value WiFi package will continue to cost $12.00 per day, or $10.25 if pre-purchased. The premium WiFi package is $17.70 per day, or $14.88 if pre-purchased. 24 hour rates are available for these two plans and are priced slightly higher than the cruise long package rates.
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