Wait a minute. Isn’t a cruise vacation designed for unplugging? Okay, okay. We hear you. On most ships, you’ll usually get some type of cable news network on your in-room TV. A daily news sheet may also be available, combining wire reports with stories from major newspapers. You can make phone calls from the phone in your cabin (though it’s pretty expensive) and from your cell phone as well (roaming charges apply). Most ships have Internet centers and shipboard WiFi, so you can read e-mail and surf the Web.