Disney Cruise Line Announces Free Texting For Crew

Oct 31, 2019

Great news for the Disney Cruise Line crew. The company announced they will provide free texting for their crew members across the fleet making it easier for shipboard teams to stay connected. Starting today the free service will be available onboard the Disney Magic and over the next three weeks, free texting will be available on Disney Wonder, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Dream. This will allow the crew to stay in contact with family and friends from the comfort of the cruise ship. Shipboard employees with iOS and Android mobile devices will be able to send and receive unlimited texting and use Whatsapp while on board, free of charge.

“We recognize how important it is for our crew members to be able to stay in touch with their families and friends, and we’re proud to provide this benefit,” said Jeff Vahle, president of Disney Cruise Line. “This is another way Disney continues to provide a great crew experience for our shipboard teams.”

When the news was announced on board Disney Magic, 400 crew signed up in the first 24 hours, showing the popularity of this service.

Disney Cruise Line said they are the first major cruise line to provide this complimentary service for their employees.

Only two cruise lines offer free of charge internet for their crew Viking Ocean Cruises and Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line.