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For the first time, Oceania Cruises has announced plans to offer complimentary Internet access to guests booked in either a suite or Concierge Level stateroom.
The new benefit will begin during the 2015 winter season on all five of Oceania's ships.
As part of the program, guests booked in Owner’s, Vista and Oceania suites will receive unlimited complimentary Internet access. Guests booked in Penthouse suites or Concierge Level staterooms will receive blocks of complimentary Internet time based on cruise length, starting with 200 minutes for a seven-night cruise and extending to 500 minutes for voyages over 16 nights.
Because Oceania Cruises ships have a large number of Concierge Level and above accommodations, the free internet program will cover more than 55 percent of all guests on Marina and Riviera, and nearly half of all guests on Regatta, Insignia and Nautica, Oceania said.
Guests will be able to access the Internet either through the ship’s Wi-Fi system or at the [email protected] Internet café. Oceania Cruises recently upgraded the Wi-Fi system across the fleet to increase bandwidth and provide connectivity throughout the entire ship, including all public spaces, outdoor decks and all suites and staterooms.
The complimentary Internet rollout will be staggered across the fleet, tied to the official start of each ship’s winter schedule. The first sailings will be Nautica on Oct. 25, 2015, followed by Marina on Nov. 3, Regatta on Nov. 4, Riviera on Dec. 2, and Insignia on Jan. 4, 2016, when it begins its third 180-day Around the World voyage. Complete itinerary details for the winter schedule will be released and available to book at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 17, 2014.