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I could not get my wireless to connect on my kindle on my recent cruise. I was almost out of battery power on the last day. Packed my charge in my checked luggage. I had just enough power left to get home. Phew! I thought I might have to buy a regular book at the airport!
Rhapsody of the Seas 8/22/2014 Alaska
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Oasis of the Seas 8/31/13 Western Carribean
Oasis of the Seas 2/23/13 Eastern Carribean
Jewel of the Seas 10/21/12 New England/Canada
Allure of the Seas 2/26/2012 Western Carribean
Explorer of the Seas 9/10/2011 Bermuda
Freedom of the Seas 2/27/2011 Eastern Carribean
Majesty of the Seas 10/2010 Bahamas
Adventure of the Seas 2/2010 Southern Carribean
Liberty of the Seas 1/3/09 Eastern Carribean
Voyager of the Seas 2/24/08 Western Carribean
Freedom of the Seas 3/07 Western Carribean
Vision of the Seas 3/05 Mexican Riviera
Adventure of the Seas 8/04 Southern Carribean
Imagination 8/01 Western Carribean
Sovereign of the Seas 8/1994 Eastern Carribean
Fantasy 9/1991 Bahamas
I used my Kindle druking a recent 29-day cruise from RIO to FLL.
There is no chance that you would be accidentally billed for any Kindle downloads at least on HAL. The ship's cellular system simply blocked amazon.
This is also important because of the following: The OP has 3G, in addition to wi-fi. The beauty of 3G, particulary in the Caribbean, is that you can sit in one of the loungers on the lower promenade deck and, free of charge, scan the web, send and receive emails and even read the Cruise Critic. Of course you must have a compatible signal from the shore but that was surprisingly often available in the Caribbean. All this is covered by your basic contract with amazon, i.e. that they provide you with free 3G service.
On land, your 3G works almost everywhere in big cities.
While we were on the Amazon, a learned that the historian Manning Marable had died. I had met him. The story also said that his monumental bio of Malcom X would be released in a few days. So from the lower promenade deck of the Veendam I pre-ordered a Kindle copy which automatically downloaded a few days later while were were still on the Amazon.
We are off to the Mediterranean in a few days. I know my Kindle will be handy until we get to the Atlantic. Fortunately, HAL provides at least free access to the New York Times.
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Kindle customers from the United States can travel internationally and still get books in less than 60 seconds. Customers have the option to wirelessly receive periodicals for a fee or transfer files from their computer for free.
International Subscription Service: Receive all of your newspaper, magazine, and blog subscription content wirelessly for a weekly fee of $4.99.
FREE transfer of Kindle Store purchases: Select "Transfer via Computer" from the Deliver to: pull-down menu on the product detail page at the time of purchase. We'll save the item to your computer so you can copy it to your Kindle via the USB connection.
FREE transfer of Archived Items: Visit the Manage Your Kindle page, locate the item you wish to download in the "Your Orders " section at the bottom of the page, and select "Transfer via Computer" from the "Deliver to . . ." menu. We'll save the item to your computer so you can copy it to your Kindle via the USB connection.