Wi-Fi Hotspot - Getting the most out of your Internet package

21 December 2022

Internet on cruise ships is normally quite expensive. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your Internet package.

Cost of Internet on Cruise Ships

At Royal Caribbean a single device Internet package can easily cost you more that $20 per day. If you purchase multiple devices the price per device may drop to around $11 per device per day. During sales the prices may drop to around $14 per device per day for a single device.

Wi-Fi Hotspot

One of the best ways to make the most of your internet package is to create your own Wi-Fi hotspot. A Wi-Fi hotspot allows you to share your Internet connection between multiple devices. There are two ways that we recommend doing this; using a travel router or setting up a Wi-Fi hotspot on your computer.

Wi-Fi Travel Router

A Wi-Fi travel router is basically a small portal Wi-Fi hotspot. It works like a normal wireless router, but with the advantage of being small, portable and can connect to an existing Wi-Fi network in the same way as your smartphone or PC. We use the TP-Link AC750 Wireless Portable Travel Router ourselves and recommend it to our customers.

Here are links to the router on Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

Amazon UK
Amazon USA

Using a Wi-Fi travel router has its pluses and minuses.

It is always on
You need to purchase, pack and travel with yet another device.

Windows Mobile Hotspot

PCs running Windows 10 or later have a fantastic feature called Mobile Hotspot. Mobile Hotspot allows you to create your own Wifi Hotspot that you can share between your devices. Modern Windows laptops allow you to connect to a Wi-Fi network while at the same time run a hotspot. Before purchasing our first Wi-Fi travel router this was how we create out hotspots.

Click Here for instructions on how to set up a Mobile Hotspot.

Using a Mobile Hotspot on your computer has its pluses and minuses.

You don't need any other devices
You need to leave your computer on all the time

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