How do I contact a ship at sea?

Dec 9th, 2008, 09:06 PM
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owl
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How do I contact a ship at sea?

I'm trying to contact my parents on a Holland America trip at sea between the mainland and Hawaii. how can I contact them? Thank you!
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Dec 9th, 2008, 11:35 PM
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Phone HAL and ask them about the ship tel. nr. Phoning to a ship at sea goes through satelite and is very expensive.
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Dec 10th, 2008, 04:07 AM
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These are the instructions we received from HA to call a ship.

Have the ship name, your party's name and stateroom ready.

Phone:
1-866-HAL-SHIP [1- 866-425-7447 ]

Instructions for an emergency call:

1. Have your credit card ready
The cost is $16.00 per minute.

Billing begins at the time specified in the announcement.

2. Listen to the announcement.

3 listen to the menu and select the number that corresponds to the ship you are calling.

4. If you receive a busy signal, hang up QUICKLY and try your call again.

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Dec 12th, 2008, 01:45 PM
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Do they have mobiles by chance? May be they turned it on. Just about all the ships have on-board towers so that folks can connect with their mobiles. It's not cheap at $2.49/min with most US carriers, but it's a lot cheaper than the other options.
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Dec 15th, 2008, 08:02 AM
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Not all mobile phones work on all cruises. I have T-mobile, worked on Royal Caribbean, so I though it will be the same on Princess. NOT.

Since that cruise, I read somewhere, different mobile phone companies have agreements with different cruise lines.

They all should work offshore though.
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Dec 16th, 2008, 05:02 PM
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Or if you know the parry on board will check their email in the ships web cafe, then send them an email. All ships no a days have internet cafe's.
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