Cruise ships go cellular

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cruise.jpgThe BlackBerry would feel at home on a cruise ship along side all of the other life-saving devices on board. That dream of sea-men and women alike has come true as Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines and top competitor Royal Caribbean Cruises International have outfitted the bulk of their ships with cellular technology so their passengers can stay on task while staying at sea.

”You can send text messages and use your BlackBerry just like on land,” says Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen. ”Some people really want to get away, and some people want to check with the kids and the office. It’s really a personal choice.”

And you had better make the right choice, otherwise the BlackBerry could become a personal flotation device courtesy of your significant other.

  • Matt

    Actually this is false. I was just on the MS Fascination (a Carnival ship) last week and it only provides GSM level service. There was no data network present. So while you can send and receive SMS messages assuming you are on the right plan with your provider. Data connections are not in the cards. Hardly how people use their BB.

  • Matt

    Actually this is false. I was just on the MS Fascination (a Carnival ship) last week and it only provides GSM level service. There was no data network present. So while you can send and receive SMS messages assuming you are on the right plan with your provider. Data connections are not in the cards. Hardly how people use their BB.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Steve St. Pierre

    At least they can still be connected, Matt.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Steve St. Pierre

    At least they can still be connected, Matt.