Crystal Cruises has announced that it will expand complimentary Internet access to all of its guests. Beginning August 30, on both Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, Crystal will provide one free hour per guest, per day for Deluxe Stateroom and Penthouse guests, and 90 minutes for Penthouse Suite guests.
Crystal's 24-hour satellite-enabled wireless Internet will also be available aboard Crystal Yacht Cruises' Crystal Esprit on the ship's maiden voyage, which embarks on December 23. Crystal ships also offer work stations or portable laptop rentals for a nominal fee.
For guests seeking more time online, Crystal offers four packages:
Plan A: "Pay As You Go" for $0.74 per minute
Plan B: 2 hours (120 minutes) for $55 ($0.46 per minute)
Plan C: 5 hours (300 minutes) for $127 ($0.43 per minute)
Plan D: 10 hours (600 minutes) for $220 ($0.37 per minute)
The move follows a series of improvements Crystal made to its onboard experience last year, including improved satellite bandwidth, expansion of the Wi-Fi signal range throughout the ship and the addition of Internet access in areas where it was previously unavailable, such as Japan.
Previously, Crystal had only offered complimentary Wi-Fi to members of its Crystal Society guest loyalty program.