Using WiFi, Cell Phones and Internet on the Norwegian Dawn
Norwegian does provide PC's in an internet cafe located on Deck 9. However, if you want to bring your WiFi-enabled laptop, iPhone, PDA, etc., the entire ship is WiFi enabled. Laptop rentals are available for $35.00 per day as an option. For Internet access,you can choose from the Norwegian pay-as-you go rate for a one-time $3.95 activation charge, and a 75¢ per minute rate. Alternatively, you can buy a block of non-refundable minutes at the following rates:
Time Package Plans for Longer Cruises (6 or more days):
250 minutes for $100 ($0.40 per minute)
100 minutes for $55 ($0.55 per minute)
Time Package Plans for Short Cruises (5 or less days):
60 minutes for $24 ($0.40 per minute)
30 minutes for $16.50 ($0.55 per minute)
You can make and receive phone calls and text messages (SMS) while onboard the Norwegian Dawn.
Cell phone roaming is enabled on the Norwegian Dawn, 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 inquire as to per minute rates, per text message rates and data charges -- the costs are not cheap.
As of August 2009, all the major US mobile operators as well as Rogers Wireless in Canada are available on the Norwegian Dawn.