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Initial post: Jan 23, 2014 8:11:26 AM PST
John Jobin says:
I will be taking a Cruise in the western Caribbean the first week of March.
Will I have trouble reading the books on my Kindle?????

Posted on Jan 23, 2014 8:13:43 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 23, 2014 8:16:45 AM PST
Grimwinder says:
Not if they are downloaded to the device, any books/movies/music, etc that you download are then available on the device, wherever you are. Anything you wished to buy new and download while on the ship would depend entirely on the internet service of the ship.

Posted on Jan 23, 2014 11:24:21 AM PST
Catwoman2965 says:
And be forwarned, you pay for Internet access onboard, its pricy, and not all that quick or reliable. Your best bet is to download whatever it is you want to read, watch etc. beforehand, and you will be good to go. I'm going on a cruise next summer and am only taking my basic Kindle; already loaded up with books.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2014 12:14:25 PM PST
Beth says:
All of the above. You do not mention which kindle. I try to load up my kindles before I go just in case access is limited. If it has 3G it will be easier to download. It if is a Fire the sun glare will make viewing more difficult.

Posted on Jan 23, 2014 7:09:10 PM PST
PS56k says:
Also - since you didn't mention which model of Kindle -
make sure to turn OFF both the WiFi and the 3G/4G,
as both will auto-connect and cost $$ - unless you need to connect, then OFF again.

Same for any other "wireless" devices, cellphones, laptops, etc -

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2014 9:15:23 PM PST
GDabney says:
John, You won't have any problem reading with your kindle on the ship, but I would download all the books I want prior to departure.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2014 7:21:05 AM PST
John Jobin says:
I thank each of you that responded. I have the original Kindle and will download all books prior to leaving.

Again, I thank you.


In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2014 1:59:33 PM PST
PS56k says:
When you say "original Kindle" - what model do you mean... ?

There was the orig Kindle ereader way back...with the silver scroll bar,
and then the recent family of Kindle FIRE tablets.

Posted on Jan 24, 2014 2:16:06 PM PST
Do have a case which is hard enough to protect the Kindle from minor bumps, as security people may be rough while handling it. Be careful to keep the Kindle in a carry on bag, to prevent it from being stolen. Treat the Kindle gently. Download plenty of e-books, or whatever, before you leave home. Even if you can download items while on the cruise, it would be best not to do so. Someone may be able to hijack your transmission enough to get your credit card / other info from a distance. It should be easy to read, on the cruise, what you have already downloaded while at home. It is possible that X-Ray, metal detectors, or other security gizmos, could damage your Kindle, or erase you take that risk if you take the Kindle on a trip. In most situations, you should be able to hand the Kindle over to security for a hand inspection, and thus avoid the metal detectors, X-rays, etc, but that won't work in all places at all times. Have fun on the trip, and let us know how it all goes.

Posted on Jan 24, 2014 2:17:44 PM PST
They can't get your credit card number from downloading an Amazon Kindle book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2014 3:18:00 PM PST
Beth says:
I have traveled extensively with my kindles without any problem
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