As long as you are directly connected to a terrestrial mobile network e.g. on rivers, lakes or along the coast, you can use roam like at home on ships within the EU. EU roaming rules apply only to terrestrial mobile networks.
As soon as the services are provided through other types of radio networks, via satellite systems on board of ships or aeroplanes for instance, they are not subject to the binding price caps of the EU.
MCP is the partner who delivers the service on-board Irish Ferries’ ships.
NOTE: Neither Irish Ferries nor MCP sets the tariffs for use of this service. The charge applied to your account will be determined by your own mobile operator. You should receive an automated text outlining their rates once your phone switches to the onboard MCP network.
As our vessels operate in international waters, recent changes to EU data roaming fees are not applicable to the MCP service.
Please use our FREE onboard wi-fi service if your wish to avoid calls or data roaming charges. Switch your data roaming off. If you don’t, your phone may still consume expensive data with apps running in the background.
Passengers from the USA, Canada and other countries may have to contact their home operator to activate the service.