Crystal adds free WiFi


Crystal Cruises reports the newest perk to its all-inclusive luxury cruise experience — free WiFi for Crystal Society members, the line’s “club” of repeat guests, beginning this fall.

Effective with Crystal Serenity’s Sept. 19 New England/Canada sailing and Crystal Symphony’s Oct. 15 Panama Canal cruise, each Crystal Society guest will receive 60 minutes of complimentary Internet access for every day of the cruise (which can be used any time throughout the voyage).

Society members can use the new complimentary access time wirelessly via iPad, iPhone, laptop or other wireless device or on Crystal’s own Computer University@Sea 27-inch dual-compatible iMac computers.

The company has spent more than a year planning and installing improvements to the onboard Internet experience, including:

!!! Maximizing satellite bandwidth with the latest technology, allowing for more users and more content to stream simultaneously.

!!! Expansion of WiFi signal range throughout the ships, making wireless connection available everywhere on board, including all staterooms, public spaces, and outdoor decks.

!!! The ability to access Internet in areas that were previously unavailable, such as Japan.

All full revenue guests who have completed their first Crystal cruise automatically become Crystal Society members, and, thusly, can take advantage of this perk on all subsequent Crystal voyages. Guests wishing to purchase additional minutes for $.75 per minute can do so without an activation fee. Internet packages that reduce the per minute charge are also available.