Internet access isn’t free for Holland America crew members stranded onboard the cruise line’s fleet of ships.
Crew can purchase a plan that offers 607 mb for $40 on a monthly basis.
A Holland America spokesperson told Business Insider that the cruise line offers 24/7 “happy hour” rates for crew, thus allowing the workers to access more megabits per second.
“There’s so many levels of wrong going on right now,” a Holland America salesperson told Business Insider, referring to the company’s practice of charging crew for internet access.
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Holland America Line crew members must purchase internet packages in order to access the web as they await repatriation during the coronavirus pandemic.
Two Holland America employees confirmed to Business Insider that the Carnival Corporation-owned line is charging crew for internet access. Holland America confirmed to Business Insider that it offers a monthly package of 607 mb for $40. Many Holland America crew members left onboard are enduring pay cuts.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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