At last, staying connected while at sea is getting easier - and cheaper. Beginning with voyages departing in January 2016, Silversea will serve up "the most comprehensive Wi-Fi package ever offered by a luxury cruise line," according to Silversea. The program extends to all guests, in all suites and public spaces, on all cruises, even on Silversea's fine fleet of expedition vessels.
Operating Wi-Fi is costly for cruise operators, so this offer has some teeth to it, but it does have a few caveats. While every guest will enjoy at least one hour of free Wi-Fi per day, unlimited free Wi-Fi will be available to guests sailing in the Owner's, Grand, Royal, Silver and Medallion suites on the line's ocean ships, and as follows for expedition ships:
• Silver Explorer: Owner's, Grand, Silver, Medallion, and Expedition suites
• Silver Galapagos: Silver, Deluxe Veranda, and Veranda suites
• Silver Discoverer: Medallion, Veranda, and Vista suites
Silversea's all-suite ships feature stem-to-stern Wi-Fi, in port and at sea, enabling guests to access the Internet on their personal devices in public spaces and suites, or on the computers in the Internet cafés available on all ocean ships and on Silver Explorer.
The 2016 free Wi-Fi service will join an array of included amenities that already features: open-seating gourmet dining; butler service for all suites; Champagne, select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks; in-suite bar stocked with guests' preferences; in-suite dining and 24-hour dining service (from a formal dinner ordered from The Restaurant menu and served in-suite, to lighter fare served in attended lounges); lecture and enrichment programs; roundtrip transportation into town (in most ports); and onboard gratuities (exclusive of spa treatments).
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