I just got this email from Disney Cruise Line – looks like messaging via the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App is finally a reality! This app can be used while onboard Disney Cruise Line ships and does NOT require you to pay for access to the internet.
Wonder if this means the Wave phones, once a revolutionary amenity (a portable phone? on a cruise ship?), will finally go the way of the dinosaur? When we cruised last month, my boys couldn’t figure out how on earth to use the Wave phone for texting since it had no keyboard.
Dear Jennifer Upton,
We are excited your clients will be sailing with us soon.
As you may have heard, we have recently unveiled the “Disney Cruise Line Navigator App” for Guests with an iOS or Android smartphone to experience during their cruise vacation. This free app offers the convenience of having the Personal Navigator – our shipboard daily newsletter detailing all there is to see and do – from dinner menus, entertainment offerings and deck plans in an electronic version right at their fingertips once onboard.
Recent enhancements to the App include the ability to allow for chat among family members or other Guests aboard the ship. Since your clients are among the first to experience this new feature, we want to share the addendum to the Cruise Contract/Conditions of Carriage that will be in effect during their sailing as it contains important information on setting permissions. Your assistance in communicating this information is appreciated.
While the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App is available on all of our ships, at this time, the Onboard Chat feature is only available on the Disney Dream starting on October 16, 2014, and Disney Fantasy beginning with the October 25, 2014 sailing.
Again, we are glad your clients will be joining us and look forward to providing them with an exceptional voyage.
The Cast and Crew
Disney Cruise Line