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Disney Cruise Wifi 2022 – Everything You Need to Know

When you’re a business owner, Wifi is your best friend. When you’re an average social media user, sometimes it’s a guilty pleasure. No matter where you fall on the scale, it’s important to know your  options. If you’re sailing on a Disney Cruise in 2022, here’s everything you need to know about Disney Cruise WiFi like how much it costs, how to connect to the internet while sailing, and how much data you’ll need to purchase. Knowing Disney Cruise wifi prices ahead of time will help you factor it into your budget.

Disney Cruise Wifi Prices 2022

 

How Much Does Disney Cruise Wifi Cost in 2022?

Wifi on Disney Cruise Line is referred to as [email protected] There are different [email protected] packages, and you pay for the megabytes you use. Think of it as a pay-as-you-use-plan. The good news is that prices haven’t gone up in years. 

This was the paper they used to hand out on Disney Cruise Line. 

With Disney Cruise WiFi you can connect onboard your Disney Cruise Line ship. You pay for as much data as you need.

Now everything is through the Disney Cruise Line app on board and there are no more papers and currently (January 2022), there is no [email protected] help desk on board.

Disney Cruise Line Wifi Prices

Disney Cruise Line Wifi Packages

Pay-As-You-Go

Get started with this package if you’re not sure how much you’ll be online. You can add a package at any time for greater savings. Price: $.25 per MB

Small

This package is for the occasional user. You want to check your email really quick or just make sure things are all right at home? Then this is the package for you. Price: 100 MB for $19.00 ($.19/MB)

Medium

For the moderate user. So yes, you want to be away from it all, but you still want to show your friends and family all the fun you’re having! You want to post to Facebook and Instagram? Then here’s a package for you. Price: 300 MB for $39.00 ($.13/MB)

Large

The old package description says you could stream movies with this package and that it will cover all your Internet needs, but I’m doubtful on that one. You can use those MBs really quickly, especially with background apps. Price: 1000 MB for $89.00 ($.09/MB)

How Do You [email protected] with Disney Wifi?

When you board your Disney Cruise, you should be able to use your regular data plan for internet until about 5 minutes after you leave your port. However, to actually use the Disney Cruise Line app, you need to connect to guest wifi on board and be in airplane mode. This is where you find information about activities, schedule, stateroom, dining rotation, etc.

Once you need to [email protected], you’ll see the option on the DCL app. Then you’ll need to setup an account

How Can You Get Free Disney Cruise Wifi?

Tip: On the first night of the cruise, you can sign up for 50 mb of free wifi per stateroom. This can help you gauge how fast you’ll use your wifi if you need to buy a larger package later.

To maximize your Disney wifi, you want to turn off apps, background apps, your photo stream, etc. You can also visit Guest Services on the ship for recommendations.

The first time I went on a Disney Cruise, I used that 50 MB in about 5 minutes. That’s not normal, it was because background apps I didn’t turn off were using it.

Tip:If you turn off iCloud Backup while onboard, don’t forget to turn it back on once you’re on land. I didn’t, and I almost lost a lot of pictures. I had to call Apple for help.

How Much Data Will You Need on a Disney Cruise?

Realistically, how many MB do you need to buy? With doing a quick email check and maybe posting a picture to Facebook every day, I could have gotten away with the free 50 MB. However, I ran into a little snafu with work and needed more data.

This latest trip I turned off a bunch of my background app refresh and it helped, but I wasn’t willing to mess with the icloud this time, since I didn’t need to work. You’ll be able to see how much data you use during each session. When you’re finished, make sure to log out.

Disney Cruise wifi tips

Disney Cruise Line Wifi Review

So the price point is definitely a little steep for wifi on Disney Cruise Line, but it’s nice to have that option. Sometimes the wifi can lag a little bit, so it’s not the fastest. But sometimes it worked well. There are a few Disney sites that you can browse for free while on board.

Free Disney Cruise Line Wifi

The wifi cost should be the same for all the Disney Cruise Line ships including the Fantasy, Dream, Magic, and Wonder. I was thankful to be able to text home at times to check in things. 

Also, if you have iMessages, some of my children were able to text people on land on board. I, however, was not so lucky. I inquired about it at Guest Services and they said it’s a glitch; some guests can still receive iMessages, some can’t. It was about half and half in my family.

Bon Voyage and have a great cruise!! If you’re doing a land and sea vacation, then check out the closest Disney outlets to Disney World!

2022 Disney Cruise Line Wifi Details

 
 

Dan

Friday 11th of March 2022

Does wifi on the cruise ships allpw vpn?

Marie

Thursday 28th of April 2022

@Dan, did you ever get an answer to your VPN question? I've been wondering the same and trying to search online first for the answer before calling.

Cathy Webb

Wednesday 7th of August 2019

Does anybody have current rates for Connect at Sea?

tanialamb

Wednesday 7th of August 2019

As far as I know, the packages are still the same price as in this post.

Jennifer

Friday 26th of July 2019

Is the free 50mb per guest or cabin? We are cruising for Christmas and will want to text/exchange photos Christmas Day at sea. Otherwise port WiFi should do.

tanialamb

Saturday 27th of July 2019

Both my husband and I were able to get the free mb. It goes very quickly though, especially if you're sending photos.

Adam

Saturday 9th of March 2019

I thought we coulld text other passengers aboard ship though their app at no charge?? The app does provide the day's activities, does it not?

Thanks!

tanialamb

Saturday 9th of March 2019

Yes! It's been awhile since I've updated this post, so thanks for the reminder to do so! Download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App before you get onboard. You'll be able to get each day's schedule and message passengers. Every person you want to message will need the app. It doesn't work through wifi though, so you won't have access to any internet sites.

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