With the new Newspaper Direct service, Crystal Cruises is
introducing a new element of convenience and communication for
their guests. The same-day service, which has already been
implemented aboard the Crystal Serenity’s World Cruise, gives
guests access to more than 370 full-format newspapers from 65
Using satellite communications, Newspaper Direct creates
full-format, same-day editions of a wide variety of newspapers from
around the world. Each paper is priced at $6.50 and is delivered
directly to one’s room. The service includes 74 U.S. publications,
40 from the U.K., and a range of reading options that span from
hometown to international interests.
“ & Some travelers savor sitting on deck with a newspaper.
They appreciate the connection with their hometowns from keeping up
with local politics and financial news to sports and the social
scene,” said Crystal Cruises’ senior vice president, Thomas
Mazloum. “We’re continually adding choices and services, large and
small, to make our guests feel that a Crystal ship is one’s most
welcoming home away from home.”
Guests from hundreds of cities in North America sail with
Crystal Cruises and, in the past five years, the line’s
international guest mix has increased by almost 30 percent. Though
they have offered onboard news since their inception, the
introduction of Newspaper Direct marks a new phase of international
communication for Crystal Cruises.
Available daily news publications include, but are not limited
to: New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Wall Street
Journal, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Chicago Tribune, Kansas
City Star, Albuquerque Journal and Charlotte Observer.
Likewise, many international selections are available as well,
including Canada’s Globe and Mail, Great Britain’s Daily
Telegraphic, Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald, Japan’s Okinawa
Times, Mexico’s El Economista, Germany’s Financial Times
Deutschland, Brazil’s O Globo and South Africa’s Sunday Times of
Special-interest publications, such as Barron’s, Investor’s
Business Daily, Hollywood Reporter and Playbook on football and
basketball, are also available onboard.
A full list of selections and order forms are available in every
stateroom and papers can be ordered onboard.