Royal Caribbean high speed Voom internet: Everything you need to know
Voom, Royal Caribbean's high speed internet service, is revolutionizing the kinds of internet speeds guests can expect to find on their cruises and here's everything you need to know about it.
What exactly is Voom?
Voom is Royal Caribbean's high speed internet service that provides guests with the kind of high-speed connections they are used to on land.
Voom utilizes a new kind of satellite internet technology that targets each ship specifically, rather than trying to cover a wide expanse of the ocean.
How much is Royal Caribbean's Voom internet?
As of April 2016, Royal Caribbean split up its Voom offerings into two tiers.
"Share Photos & Surf the Web. Enjoy high-speed internet to browse the web, check email and share every unforgettable moment of your vacation in real time with VOOM, the fastest Internet at sea."
Surf packages start at $15.99 per device per day with additional devices added at a discounted cost. Family packages – 4 devices or more – start as low as $12.99 per device per day.
Voom Surf and Stream
"Unlimited WiFi & Streaming. Enjoy unlimited high-speed internet and stream all your favorite movies, shows and music while at sea. Share every unforgettable moment of your vacation in real time. And stay connected with video chat, texting and email – with VOOM, the fastest Internet at sea."
This package is available for $19.99 per device per day. Additional devices can be connected at a discount and family packages – 5 devices or more – start as low as $16.99 per device per day.
The unlimited packages can also be pre-purchased in advance via Royal Caribbean's Cruise Planner.
Guests can also purchase a single day pass (consecutive 24-hour period) for $22.99 for Voom Surf or $29.99 for Voom Surf + Stream.
Which ships offer Voom?
Royal Caribbean CEO Micahel Bayley announced that as of May 1, 2016, all Royal Caribbean ships will offer Voom.
How fast is Voom?
Voom internet speed test on Quantum of the Seas
Voom has a latency of only 120ms and Royal Caribbean promises guests can do things such as stream music and movies, upload pictures, video chat with family and friends using FaceTime or Skype, check their email, lookup their stock prices, surf the web and stay connected with work via VPN.
Essentially, anything you can do at home, you'll be able to do onboard.
Can I use a Crown & Anchor member discount when pre-purchasing via Cruise Planner?
No, guests will have to wait to purchase their internet packages onboard the ship.