Crystal Cruises announced on 20 August that it will expand complimentary internet access to all of its guests. Beginning 30 August on both Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, Crystal will provide 1 free hour per guest, per day for Deluxe Stateroom and Penthouse guests; 90 minutes for Penthouse Suite guests. With additional free access to Crystal’s 24-hour satellite-enabled wireless internet – which will also be available aboard Crystal Yacht Cruises’ Crystal Esprit when the maiden voyage embarks on 23 December 2015 – travellers can remain connected while at sea, whether on their own devices or utilising one of the ships’ work stations or portable laptop rentals, which are available for a nominal fee.
“While some travellers like to ‘unplug’ on vacation, many of our guests wish to stay connected while travelling, whether for business purposes, to stay in touch with loved ones, or to share their Crystal experiences along their journeys,” says President & CEO Edie Rodriguez, “It is always our goal to make life aboard our ships as effortless and comfortable as possible for our guests, and amenities like free internet go a long way to help those efforts.”
For guests seeking more time online, Crystal offers 4 convenient packages to suit their needs:
- Plan A: “Pay As You Go” for US$0.74 per minute
- Plan B: 2 hours (120 minutes) for US$55 ($0.46 per minute)
- Plan C: 5 hours (300 minutes) for US$127 ($0.43 per minute)
- Plan D: 10 hours (600 minutes) for US$220 ($0.37 per minute)
The free Wi-Fi perk was previously available only to Crystal Society Members, the line’s repeat guest loyalty programme.