Microsoft’s Vista Opens New Windows at Crystal Cruises’

Microsoft’s Vista Opens New Windows at Crystal Cruises’ Computer University@Sea

Instructional Courses on New Software Debut in Early March

Regarded for its contemporary enrichment programming, Crystal Cruises is debuting courses on the new Windows Vista operating system and Office 2007 software in its Computer University@Sea curriculum. The luxury cruise specialist is the first cruise line to offer guests instruction on Microsoft’s new operating system released January 30, showcasing as many as six different courses from novice to expert.

Offered complimentary, the new classes begin in early March on Crystal Symphony and early May on Crystal Serenity. The dedicated Computer University@Sea facilities on both ships feature the latest, state-of-the-art Dell equipment running the Vista operating system, as only the newest computers are able to take advantage of all of Vista’s many new features, including Instant Search, the Windows Aero user experience, and Windows Flip 3D.

“Working on brand new computers with 17 inch flat panel displays, our guests will fully appreciate the rich content of the new Vista and Office 2007 courses,” says Thomas Mazloum, senior vice president, hotel operations. “For any guests who have recently purchased a PC or plan to in the coming year, they will especially appreciate these courses, as all new PCs feature the dynamic Vista operating system.”

Offered as a progressive series with as many as 20 classes on a single voyage, new topics of instruction include:

  • Introductory Computing using Microsoft Windows Vista;