March 3, 2003
Crystal Cruises, whose ships were cruise industry pioneers in bringing the Internet onboard, is revamping and enhancing its offerings on Crystal Harmony and Crystal Symphony. Crystal was principally known for its University@Sea, which has long featured numerous computer-related programs ranging from totally basic skills training (learning to email and such) to website design. As well, Symphony and Harmony also offered 24-hour Internet access. With the revamp, the ships have been rewired for in-stateroom access (at a genuinely affordable price of $5 per day). Passenger can rent laptops from the ship or bring their own. Crystal has also upgraded computers in its University@Sea Program and expanded free program offerings.