Carnival Cruise Line has announced the roll out of faster wireless Internet to nine of its ships, with plans in place to extend the network across its entire fleet by October 2015.
The move comes after Carnival updated the Internet on three of its vessels in November 2014, giving guests seamless wireless connectivity wherever they are in world – for a set price of course.
Sources have revealed that Carnival has updated its Internet capability on twelve ships in total – including Carnival Breeze, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Victory, Carnival Pride, Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Fascination, Carnival Elation and Carnival Imagination – with plans in place to update the wireless network on all Carnival ships over the coming months.
The plans were announced by John Heald, Senior Cruise Director at Carnival Cruise, who said: “Our next ships will be the Carnival Glory, Carnival Conquest and Carnival Dream, and by October the beards [Carnival’s executives] hope to have most of the fleet completed.”
Alongside faster internet browsing speeds, Carnival will offer new competitive rates for passengers who choose to use the service, including a US$5-per day package that allows users to connect to social media apps like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. A further US$16-per day package will also be available for guests, which grants access to the entire internet.
The move to update the internet connectivity across the Carnival fleet comes after the brand launched a mobile app in January 2015. Named Carnival Hub, the app works in conjunction with a particular cruise ship, and offers passengers the opportunity to browse daily itineraries, deck plans and dining information. Currently, Carnival Hub is only available aboard Carnival Breeze, but it’s thought the line will roll the app out across its fleet over the coming months.
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