Would you rather cruise lines charge you for the time you spent online or the data you used?

We all know the answer – especially when it feels like cruise ship internet is so slow that you could wash all your clothes and iron them before your Facebook profile page loads.

It’s a common complaint amongst cruisers – why am being charged so much when my Internet won’t even load?

Well Disney Cruise Lines has absorbed all the complaints and has changed its Internet packages to data packages.

According to a Disney Cruise Line Blog, the line has decided to transition its Connect@Sea Internet packages from per-minute plans to data allotment plans.

This means, when the Internet is taking ten minutes to load your emails you won’t have to pay for anything other than amount of data it uses to open the page – regardless of how long it takes.

New internet data packages will range from a pay-as-you-go plan with guests paying 25cents per MB to a 1GB plan which charges nine cents per MG.

Concerned you’ll use too much data and end up paying a fortune?

Well Disney has you covered. Once a Connext@Sea package is purchased, an Internet meter will open in a tab on the browser. It will keep track of your usage so you don’t overspend.

Guests will receive an email from Disney at different points to let you know when 25 percent, 75 percent and 100 percent of the package is consumed.

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