AIDA Introduces Flat-Rate Internet Plans

AIDA Cruises is introducing new internet packages.

For social media, passengers can access popular sites for 4 euro per day, or 19 euros per week, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp.

“The use of mobile devices is continuously growing. We want to accommodate this trend and are offering our guests an additional service with the flat rate,” said Thomas Pfitzer, CTO at AIDA Cruises.

In addition to the new, exclusive social media flat rate, AIDA is also dramatically increasing the bandwidth onboard, and introducing more packages.

In the future, AIDA guests will be able to choose between three Internet packages. The M package(250 MB) for 25 euros, the L package (500 MB) for 39 euros, and the XL package (3 GB) for 99 euros can be used on an unlimited basis for the complete duration of the voyage.

Guests can also upgrade to a higher data volume by additionally paying just the price difference to the higher rate.

“With these package offers, we help keep the costs of satellite-based Internet connections at sea reasonable and calculable for our guests,” Pfitzer emphasized.

On AIDAmar and AIDAvita, the new Internet offerings have already been well received by guests. By July, four more ships in the AIDA fleet will be equipped with the enhanced communication service. By November, the rollout will be complete. WLAN is offered in the public areas and staterooms on all ships. This can be used with smartphones, tablets, and notebooks with WLAN connections, regardless of the operating system. At the reception desk, Internet terminals are offered for guests without own mobile devices.

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