There are advantages and disadvantages to having your cell phone on board a cruise ship. When I go on vacation, I like to disconnect from the world back home. A cruise vacation is the perfect opportunity to take a break from social media and e-mail. When I get on board, I like to turn off cellular data, put my phone on airplane mode and turn off all notifications. However, I still use my phone as a camera on board and sometimes on excursions. You might be the complete opposite, and the thought of turning your phone off while on vacation horrifies you! To help you answer the question, "Should I take my cell phone on a cruise?" I've made a list of advantages and disadvantages to having it with you on board.
Should I Bring My Cell Phone on a Cruise?--Advantages
Should I Bring My Cell Phone on a Cruise?--Disadvantages
Clearly, there is no definitive answer. It's really up to the individual traveler to decide whether or not it's a good idea to carry a cell phone while on vacation. Connectivity at sea is both a blessing and a curse!