I just read incredibly misleading headlines about Silversea Cruises’ new WI-Fi policy – "Silversea: Free WiFi for All Guests."
Cruise Industry News quoted Silversea Cruises’ Kristian Anderson, Silversea’s senior vice president of sales and general manager for the Americas:
"For well over 20 years, Silversea has set the course in defining the all-inclusive, ultra-luxury cruise experience. By offering truly free Wi-Fi to all guests regardless of the suite reserved, Silverseas is once again setting the standard for all-inclusive luxury. Because we know how important it is for travelers to stay informed and connected, we’re delighted to enhance the all-inclusive Silversea experience with this new benefit."
The Sun Sentinel headline: "Free Wi-Fi for Everyone on Silversea Cruises" was equally misleading and deceitful.
In truth, unlimited free Wi-Fi will be available only to select guests staying in owner’s, grand, royal, silver and medallion suites. Otherwise the rest of the passenger get only one free hour! (Can you imagine trying to load a Facebook page?) And it used to be included in fare for Mediterranean sailings!
Silversea didn’t bother to disclose what it will charge its customers after an hour.
Sounds like the Silversea people are back to their fun and games, like when they were caught hiding trolleys of food from the USPH inspectors.
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June 20 2015 Update: You can see what Silversea charges passengers here.
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