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Carnival ships to get hybrid Wi-Fi, promises faster Internet while at sea

By Shawn Knight
Nov 4, 2014
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  1. In a bid to appeal to younger travelers, Carnival Cruise Lines has unveiled a first-of-its-kind hybrid wireless network designed to provide passengers with Internet connectivity speeds up to 10 times faster than before as well as improved reliability.

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  2. Do they need wi-fi ? Isn't it best to go on a break like a cruise and just relax get away from everything ? I mean if there is no internet on a ship, then people will go away and think oh well, I booked this, I knew this. It's fine.
    I do understand that their is nothing more annoying than having "some" internet, and I think of the refugee camp in the episode of south park where everyone has no interwebs and is in a fluster. And nothing more annoying than those awful web page set up ones, where you have to adhere to crap and can't use your vpn so as to pretend you are in your own country, and get your own news in your language or use pages that want you to be at home and not abroad.
    But isn't this all so people can upload crappy selfies to facebook or instagram? Nothing more annoying than that pout that all the girls make, and its the same pout, every time. God I think I would be throwing people overboard to the fishes. And what if the thing sinks, a whole load of instantly uploaded videos of people screaming to haunt friends and family as it goes down. Those are the memories people don't really want stuck in their heads.
    TLDR ? But sounds great, faster speeds woo.
     
  3. Internet connectivity speeds up to 10 times faster than before. How fast is the speed today?
     
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,691   +1,879

    Well thank God! It's about time!

    Who the hell in their right mind would want to go on a cruise just to visit exotic locations, ogle women in thong bikinis, or play shuffleboard anyway?

    Wait I know, I'll set a Carnival Cruise ad as my desktop background, and surf the web with my outdated DSL. It won't be as much fun as sitting in some ship's cabin with my face buried in laptop, but it's all I can afford at the moment....:p
     
  5. Young travellers don't take cruises because there's no WiFi. They don't take cruises because they are full of old people....
     
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,691   +1,879

    So what you're saying is they go to try roping and riding the "cougars"?
     
  7. NicktheWVAHick

    NicktheWVAHick TS Enthusiast Posts: 69   +43

    This is good news because I basically take cruises to surf the internet in my cabin. Watching scantilly clad well-endowed women frolic on deck in beer-soaked wet t-shirts as idyllic island scenery passes my food-stuffed face is entirely over-rated.
     

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