Using WiFi, Cell Phones and Internet on the Carnival Spirit
You can access the internet on the Carnival Spirit -- there is WiFi on the entire ship. There is also an internet cafe on the Carnival Spirit.
Carnival does provide PC's in an internet cafe accessible via Chippendale's Library on Deck 3 (Atlantic). However, if you want to bring your WiFi-enabled laptop, iPhone, PDA, etc., the Carnival Spirit is WiFi enabled. You can choose from a "pay-as-you" go rate for a one-time $3.95 activation charge, and a 75¢ per minute rate.
You can also buy a block of non-refundable minutes at the following rates:
480 minutes for $159 USD
240 minutes for $89 USD
120 minutes for $59 USD
45 minutes for $29 USD
You can make and receive phone calls and text messages (SMS) while onboard the Carnival Spirit.
Cell phone roaming is enabled on the Carnival Spirit, however, the system can be pricey as the price plans feature international roaming rates and data charges (this can be very expensive). Contact your mobile phone operator to ensure that your account is activated for international roaming and inquiry as to per minute rates and data charges.
As of August 2009, all major US mobile operators as well as Rogers Wireless in Canada are available on the Carnival Spirit. There are also several mobile operators whom are available on the Carnival Spirit.