Oceania Cruises said it will have free internet capability for all guests starting in April.

The line previously offered an internet-included package to guests in Concierge Veranda and Penthouse Suite accommodations, and free unlimited internet to guests in Oceania, Vista and Owner's suites.

The policy change coincides with installation of a new high-speed internet service called Wavenet, which Oceania said will enable travelers to "upload and download large files in a snap, enjoy their favorite shows on Netflix, stream their favorite playlist on Spotify and instantly share their Oceania Cruises' memories on Facebook and Instagram."

Oceania said a $9.99 per day streaming upgrade would apply to guests who stream movies, music or videos.

One of Oceania's competitors in the upper-premium segment, Viking Ocean Cruises, already offers free unlimited Internet. Another, Azamara Cruises, charges $19.95 a day for full-voyage unlimited internet.

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