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Beginning today, Royal Caribbean International is making VOOM, its high-speed Internet service, available fleetwide on its 24 ships.
Royal Caribbean said VOOM allows guests to stream music, movies and TV shows, as well as post photos on Instagram or Snapchat, or video-chat with loved ones back home using FaceTime or Skype. Guests can even relax poolside while catching up on their favorite TV show or the newest movie.
Through a combination of Wi-Fi service providers, Royal Caribbean said it is able to provide Internet speeds at least twice as fast as before.
Travelers sailing on all Royal Caribbean ships can enjoy the fastest internet at sea at a flat price with guests choosing from two packages:
Surf, which provides guests the opportunity to surf the web, stay in touch via email, and share their vacation photos on social media. Surf packages start at $12.99 per device per day with additional devices added at a discounted cost. Family packages – 5 devices or more – start at $8.99 per device per day.
Surf and Stream, which is aimed at guests looking to do more than connect via email or social channels, but who also want the capability to stream movies and music from Netflix or Spotify, and to connect using video chat apps such as Skype. This package is available for $17.99 per device per day. Additional devices can be connected at a discount and family packages – 5 devices or more – start as low as $11.99 per device per day.