Roaming on Ships with GSM maritime network installed

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With ACN Mobile you can now make and receive calls and text messages on your own mobile phone whilst at sea using the advanced private maritime network of our roaming partner, CellAtSea™.

Whether you're cruising between exotic Asian ports, sipping on a cocktail somewhere in the South Pacific or heading across the Baltic to discover the cool delights of Helsinki, you can stay in touch with family and friends.

CellAtSea™ | Roaming Charges


CellAtSea™ is the brand name of Maritime Communications Partner's global maritime wireless service. MCP's onboard networks provide voice calling, messaging, MMS and GPRS services to customers of roaming partners like ACN. On selected ships, CellAtSea™ also enables you to access onboard information, entertainment services and wireless connectivity via your phone.

The service is available for use when the ship is 5km* from shore. When service is available onboard, "MCP" or "90112" will be displayed on the screen of your phone.

Ships on which you can make calls with CellAtSea

Cruise / Ferry Line
Cruising Region or Scheduled Route
Acciona Trasmediterranea Juan J Sister Western Mediterranean & Canary Islands
Caronte & Tourist
MF Cartour Beta
(from northern autumn 2009)
MF Contour Gamma
(from northern autumn 2009)

Salerno, Campania - Messina, Sicily

Salerno, Campania - Messina, Sicily

Celebration          Cruise Lines NEW!
MS Bahamas Celebration
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Nassau, Bahamas
Colour Line MS Color Fantasy
MS Color Magic
Superspeed I
Superspeed II
Oslo – Kiel, Germany
Oslo – Kiel, Germany
Hirtshals, Denmark – Kristiansand, Norway
Hirtshals, Denmark – Larvik, Norway
Cunard Line
RMS Queen Mary 2
MS Queen Victoria
Cruising worldwide
Cruising worldwide
DFDS Seaways
MS Crown of Scandinavia
MS Pearl of Scandinavia
MS Dana Sirena
MS King of Scandinavia
MS Princess of Norway
Copenhagen - Oslo
Copenhagen - Oslo
Harwich, UK – Esbjerg, Denmark
Newcastle, UK – Amsterdam (Ijmuiden)
Newcastle, UK – Amsterdam (Ijmuiden)
DFDS Lisco
MV Lisco Gloria
MV Lisco Maxima NEW!
MV Lisco Optima

MV Lisco Patria

MV Kaunas

Klaipėda, Lithuania – Kiel, Germany
Klaipėda, Lithuania – Kiel, Germany
Klaipėda, Lithuania – Karlshamn, Sweden
Klaipėda, Lithuania – Karlshamn, Sweden
Sassnitz, Germany – Baltiysk (Kaliningrad), Russia
Fjordline MS Bergensfjord Bergen/Stavanger, Norway – Hirtshals, Denmark
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines MS Balmoral
MS Black Prince
MS Black Prince
MS Boudicca
MS Braemar
Europe, Africa and Caribbean
Europe, Africa and Caribbean
Europe, Africa and Caribbean
Europe, Africa and Caribbean
Europe, Africa and Caribbean
Hurtigruten MS Fram
MS Midnatsol

MS Nordkapp
Greenland and Antarctic cruises
Norwegian coastal routes (Norskekysten)
Norwegian coastal routes (Norskekysten)
Irish Ferries Isle of Inishmore
Oscar Wilde
Rosslare, Rep of Ireland – Pembroke, UK
Rep of Ireland – France
Dublin – Holyhead, UK
Mano Maritime

MS Golden Iris
MS Royal Iris

Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Norfolkline MF Mærsk Delft
MF Mærsk Dover
MF Mærsk Dunkerque
Dunkerque, France - Dover, UK
Dunkerque, France - Dover, UK
Dunkerque, France - Dover, UK
Ocean Village MS Ocean Village
MS Ocean Village 2
Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean  & Mediterranean
Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean  & Mediterranean
P&O Cruises Australia MS Pacific Dawn
MS Pacific Sun
South Pacific Ocean
South Pacific Ocean
P&O Cruises MS Arcadia
MS Artemis
MS Aurora
MS Oceana
MS Oriana
MS Ventura
Europe, Middle East, Caribbean
Europe, Middle East, Caribbean
Europe, Middle East, Caribbean
Europe, Middle East, Caribbean
Europe, Middle East, Caribbean
Europe, Middle East, Caribbean
Phoenix Reisen MS Amadea Cruising worldwide
Polish Baltic Shipping (PolFerries) MF Pomerania
MF Scandinavia
MF Wawel
Świnoujście, Poland – Copenhagen
Gdańsk, Poland – Nynäshamn, Sweden
Świnoujście, Poland – Ystad, Sweden
Princess Cruises

MS Coral Princess
MS Crown Princess

MS Dawn Princess
MS Diamond Princess
MS Golden Princess
MS Grand Princess
MS Island Princess
MS Pacific Princess
MS Royal Princess
MS Sapphire Princess
MS Sea Princess

Alaska, Panama Canal Transit & Caribbean
Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean & Mediterranean
Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific
Canada, Alaska & East Asia
US/Canada West Coast
Trans-Atlantic, Scandinavia & Mediterranean
Panama Canal Transit
Orient, Hawaii & Mediterranean
Pacific, Sth America, Mediterranean & Black Sea
Alaska, Mexico & South Pacific
Alaska, Panama Canal Transit & Caribbean
Smyril Line MF Norröna Tórshavn, Faroe Islands – Hantsholm, Denmark
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands – Seyôisfjörour, Iceland
Stena Line MS Stena Adventurer
MS Stena Baltica
MS Stena Britannica
HSS Stena Carisma
MS Stena Danica
HSS Stena Europe
HSS Stena Explorer
MS Stena Germanica
MS Stena Hollandica
MS Stena Jutlandia
MS Stena Nautica
MS Stena Nordica
MS Stena Saga
MS Stena Scandinavica
MS Trelleborg
Holyhead, UK – Dublin Port
Gdynia, Poland – Karlskrona, Sweden
Hoek van Holland – Harwich, UK
Gothenburg – Frederikshavn, Denmark
Gothenburg – Frederikshavn, Denmark
Fishguard, UK – Rosslare, Rep of Ireland
Holyhead, UK – Dún Laoghaire, Rep of Ireland
Gothenburg – Kiel, Germany
Hoek van Holland – Harwich, UK
Gothenburg – Frederikshavn, Denmark
Varberg, Sweden – Grenå, Denmark
Holyhead, UK - Dublin Port
Oslo – Frederikshavn, Denmark
Gothenburg – Kiel, Germany
Trelleborg, Sweden – Rostock, Germany


MCP's GSM maritime network is an 1800Mhz 2.5G service. Compatible handset or device is required to access network. Vessels and routes are indicative only and are subject to change by the ship operator. 3G services including video calling are not available. MCP is a subsidiary of Telenor AS. For more information on vessels equipped with MCP network visit

Roaming charges

All outgoing calls on the CellAtSea™ network are charged at the international voice call rate for Roaming Zone 4. Incoming calls are charged at the incoming airtime rate for Roaming Zone 4.


Roaming Zone 4
Rate per minute unless specified otherwise
International voice calls
(including calls to Australian numbers)
Incoming voice calls $1.65
Flagfall (call connection)

40¢ per call

SMS to an Australian number 80¢ per message sent
SMS to a non-Australian number $1.05 per message sent
MMS to an Australian number $1.05 per message sent + 20¢ per 10KB or part thereof
MMS to a non-Australian number $1.30 per message sent + 20¢ per 10KB or part thereof
To receive an MMS whilst roaming 20¢ per 10KB or part thereof
GPRS Data $20.48 per MB, charged per 10KB or part thereof

All calls are charged with an initial increment of 60 seconds and subsequent increments of 30 seconds. All rates are listed in Australian dollars. Roaming rates and the zone assignment for a particular country or jurisdiction are subject to change without notice, due to fluctuations in international currency exchange rates and changes to charges imposed by overseas partner networks. No charge applies to receive an incoming SMS.

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Important Information

ACN is unable to guarantee that service provided by an overseas partner network is available at all times. Coverage is not available in remote areas of the Arctic Sea and Southern Ocean. Coverage may not be available ship-wide as use of mobile phones and other cellular devices may be restricted by the vessel operator to 'Hotspots' in certain areas of the ship. List of vessels last updated September 6, 2009. Routes are indicative only and are subject to change by the ship operator.

* Indicative only. So as not to interfere with shore based cellular networks, onboard operation is not available when entering or leaving port or whilst at dock. The distance from shore at which the cellular system is powered on or off will vary depending on the specific laws for each port of call. When entering or leaving a port, and whilst at dock your phone may be able to connect from onboard your ship to service available from a shore based cellular network. Charges for roaming on these shore based networks may differ from those which apply whilst at sea.

Last updated March 15, 2010.

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