Add Oceania Cruises to the list of upscale cruise lines offering unlimited free Internet to customers.
The six-ship cruise operator says all passengers on its vessels will have access to free Internet around-the-clock by the end of April.
The free Internet service, called Wavenet, only will be fast enough for low-bandwidth activities such as posting to social media. Passengers who want to stream movies or music will have to pay $9.99 per person, per day for faster service.
One of Oceania’s main rivals, the ocean division of Viking, has offered unlimited free Internet since its debut in 2015. Luxury lines Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Crystal Cruises have since followed Viking in rolling out unlimited free Internet.
Some other cruise lines charge as much as 75 cents per minute for Internet access.
Internet access on cruise ships comes over satellites, which has made fast service more difficult and expensive to provide than at resorts on land.