That's a good question as I was surprised at the Wi-fi issues I found. I could not get a decent wifi connection for almost the whole trip (my permanent ship based one or my laptop) and ended up plugging in my BlackBerry and using the EV-DO stuff from Verizon. Even then, it was really slow because everyone was using it also. We were at one marina (I think it was Nantucket) and I saw the wifi access point and the antennas were folded down on each other which explained the lousy connection. I asked the dock office about it and they said they did that to limit the range... well... it broke the whole system IMO... I got by though..