What do most M/N use for communication during sea year? Someone suggested a satellite phone to my DS but they are crazy expensive, even if you only rent them (at least from my research online). Someone else suggested a Blackberry Tour because it is international and has email. I just learned today that even though it has email, it still uses cell towers, not satellite so it won't work at sea, only in ports- and international cell rates vary and are very, very high in some countries. Is email from their laptops going to be the best option? Enjoy the break with your kids- all of you who have them coming home today!!