It is not just Cunard Internet prices that have come under fire over the years, but these prices have been vindicated by a strong Wi-Fi signal on board ships such as the Queen Mary 2. We have been on several cruise ships and were shocked at just how poor the coverage was, which makes it a tougher pill to swallow considering how much you have to pay.
Several of our readers have contacted us to say how impressed they were with Queen Mary 2 Wi-Fi coverage, as they were able to get an Internet signal almost everywhere on the ship.
There is noting worse than paying for an Internet plan, only to experience poor coverage, or even speeds slower than dial-up. Don’t even think of buying a PAYG option though, as this can work out around $0.75 per minute.
Cunard Internet plans and prices are 120 minutes, 240 minutes and 480 minutes at a cost of $47.95, $89.95 and $167.95 respectively. However, there are ways to get these prices down, one of which is to keep cruises with Cunard and become a World Club member.
As part of the membership you will be offered free Internet time, so if you make it to the Diamond tier you will be able to get 8 hours of free onboard Internet usage per cruise, although this will take 15 cruises to achieve that tier.