Stone - Answered a Question by franks (07 Feb 09 18:17)

The 'Advanced Roaming Network' allows you to make and receive calls while you're at sea. You should contact your phone provider to enable International Roaming, before you leave the UK. I don't think it works on all pre-paid phones. I'm not sure if all Fred Olsen ships offer this service, but it certainly operates on Black Watch and was working on Braemar when I was on the ship last September. I got calls from my bank manager and garage while at sea and as you get charged for incoming calls as well as outgoing, I was not best pleased! It's a useful service to have in an emergency, or during a long spell at sea, but the cabins do have telephones. Probably cheaper to wait until you're next in port to call or text. Internet access, at a charge, is also available for sending emails. Swipe your cruise card through one of the computers in the Internet room to log on. Happy cruising - Jan .

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franks - replied to Stone (08 Feb 09 07:57)

Thank you Jan for your information on roaming, because we're on a transatlantic cruise and at sea for rather a lot of consecutive days it will be useful. I'm hoping the calls will be cheaper than using the phone in the cabin which is usally expensive. I shall check with my mobile provider as to cost. Thanks again for the info. Did you like the Braemar? Is it very formal? Lynn.

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