Apologies for this not being a "Europe" question, but I thought this was a better place to post than the beyond Europe thread.
I am going on an Alaskan cruise out of Vancouver, up to Glacier National Park and back. I can use my phone in Canada, no problem ($5/day travel pass).
1. Verizon has no cell coverage along the Alaskan coast or in any of the ports we are visiting. Will my phone roam to another network?
2. The maritime cellular connection is available once 12 nautical miles from land. I may never be that far from land on this cruise, so will there be no cell service at all?
3. Holland America has pay by the minute wifi plans. I will purchase 500 or 1,000 minutes. I can use wifi calling to call home when on the ship or nearby enough to use the ship's wifi. Do I have to disconnect in between times to prevent my phone apps from using up the wifi minutes? Is there anyway to ensure that my kids can reach me in real time if needed?