Staying connected to your world back home while onboard a P&O Cruises voyage has taken a two-pronged approach as of the beginning of this month, with the line introducing a brand new structure to its internet packages across its five-ship fleet. The packages provide greater flexibility for passengers and open up a wide range of purchasing options to ensure guests do not pay more than they need.
The dual structure runs in parallel to each other and is based on the length of a particular voyage. Both are a significant reduction in price to the line’s existing plans, which see guests charged generally on a timed basis starting from $0.50 cents per minute.
In place now for shorter voyages of four nights or less is a collection of four packages, led by a Bronze social media plan starting at $10 per day for unlimited access to popular platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Pinterest, Whatsapp, Google+ and LinkedIn. Guests can expand this package for the duration of their cruise, with the Silver tier offering the same social media access for $19 for the entire sailing.
On longer sailings of five days or more, the aforementioned Bronze social media plan also applies for the same price, however the structure changes for higher tiers. For more general internet access to browse websites or download email, guests can purchase blocks of megabytes starting from $19 for 100MB, $39 for 250MB or $69 for 500MB, each valid for one device. Guests have up until the end of their cruise to consume the purchased blocks.
At the top of the tree, a Platinum package is also available for cruises longer than five days, with full and unlimited access, with no download limits for the entire cruise priced at $99, again for one device. This same package can be purchased at $20 per day for users who may require heavy for short periods of up to a day at a time.
“With the introduction of these new packages, we’re confident that our guests will be able to find an internet package to suit their needs,” P&O Cruises president Sture Myrmell said.