This is always an interesting topic to speak about when traveling abroad is how to stay in touch with family members and friends while traveling outside the US cell coverage.
I just recently returned from a cruise to the Bahamas on Norwegian, and I had a promo for 250 minutes of Internet while on the ship, which I used sparingly since I didn’t want to end up paying for Internet.
This was the best Cruise Ship Internet I’ve used to date! I was able to make calls and send/receive texts! The audio quality was good in both directions with no breaks in it. This wasn’t the case last time I was on Carnival, where the audio was super choppy and distorted. Norwegian’s Internet was speedy enough to handle the phone calls.
One trick I did discover was once you were logged in through the web browser, turn on and off WiFi to cycle the Republic App to re-try the connection and so your phone connects to the strongest AP.
Let me know if anyone has any questions about my experience with this, and I’ll try to answer the question to the best of my ability.