International Phone Plan - Long term
I'm looking for an International phone plan for my daughter who will shortly be embarking on a ~9 month sailing journey around the Atlantic, visiting coastal areas of Norway, Ireland, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Senegal, Brazil, Grenada, Dominica, Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic.
She has an iPhone 3GS tied to Rogers, but Rogers have priced themselves out of reasonability for International coverage. As she's at the end of the term for her commitment to Rogers we could unlock the phone from Rogers and perhaps use an international sim card....or go with a whole new phone/plan.
Anyone out there with some experience with long term international plans/phones?
I've already been advised to beware of the networks of cruise ships while in port areas. Those supposedly can be super costly.
Any advice, suggestions, further warnings would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. Satellite phones are not permitted.