I didn’t felt at all claustrophobic during my time on board the Aurora for the IT Directors Forum. This is partly because there is plenty of space but also because the schedule was so packed it didn’t give you time to think about such things.
I did manage to squeeze in a chat with the guy that ran the internet cafe. There is WiFi all over the ship but it isn’t something you would want to use for casual internet access because a) at around £100 an hour it is expensive and b) there is only 750kbps to service the whole ship – that’s 2,100 passengers when full.
In order to preserve some quality of customer experience the Aurora limits the number of simultaneous users to 32. At the time of writing I can’t get on so