Passengers on cruise ships are usually made aware of an Internet connection on a ship can be expensive. But is it risky just to do a quick online trip?
The answer: Yes, access to the ship's satellite connection. That's why experts recommend that travellers switch their tablets and smartphones into flight mode.
Also, it is the best to deactivate the “automatic network selection”, even when a passenger is on shore for a day trip, their phone might link up to the ship's onboard network.
Just how expensive it can not be turned off on your Internet connection in Berlin, Germany, in the Baltic Sea, from the German port of Kiel to Oslo, Norway, watched videos on his smartphone.
Afterwards, they received a bill of € 12,000 (RM57,845) from the network provider. The ship operator reduced the sum to € 5,000 (RM24,102) as a goodwill gesture. But the family planned to take the legal steps to challenge the Internet bill.
On a cruise in Europe, 1MB of data used out at sea can cost up to € 30 (RM145). What's more, the worldwide practice of a cut-off of connections after costs go beyond € 59.50 (RM286.82) does not, as a rule, apply to the high seas. – dpa