If using ships wifi ( which works in airplane mode) just be sure to log off each time. Otherwise it will continue to bill minutes. Some cruise lines neglect to mention this. At 80+ bucks for 500 minutes it sucks to log on day 2 and find minutes drained to 0. Good thing wifes work paid for it
Airplane mode is the way to go. Most ships have satellite cell towers now and your phone goes into roaming mode killing battery life. Also pricey. In my experience it usually sets phone to GMT regardless of where the ship is
Also remember that when cruising the time may change in port. While in airplane mode you will be stuck on the time you had when u set airplane mode unless you manually set the time.
15 cruises and 4 different cruise lines of experience.
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