Carnival-owned Holland America is charging unpaid crew workers stuck on its ships $40 a month for internet, and employees are livid

Business 2020/6/4

Carnival-owned Holland America is charging unpaid crew workers stuck on its ships $40 a month for internet, and employees are livid

"There´s so many levels of wrong going on right now," a Holland America salesperson told Business Insider.

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  • 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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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 

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