Cunard offers Apple iStudy program fleet-wide

The Apple iStudy Centre aboard Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria. (photo: Cunard)

Cunard’s popular iStudy courses are now available on all three ships in the fleet – Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2.

First implemented on Queen Mary 2 in October 2011, the iStudy program is aimed to take advantage of today’s technology in a non-intimidating way.

“We are delighted to offer this additional attraction on board our ships.  We find that guests today are increasingly computer savvy and iStudy is an innovative new programme designed to introduce and showcase the latest Apple technology,” said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line.  “The concept is great for those who are already confident with Apple products as well as for those who want to try out an iPad or learn how to get the best out of devices they already own.”

Three levels of iStudy learning:

  • First Steps provides hands-on learning for basic computer skills, both Mac and Windows, as well as an introduction to many of Apple’s iLife applications.
  • Next Steps covers more creative or advanced topics.  With workshops on photo editing, building a family tree, DVD and movie-making courses, guests are able to edit photos and videos of their voyage when they return home.
  • iStudy Seminars provide a taster on all aspects of new technology, from Facebook to iPads.

“Apple computers were selected because of their versatility in toggling over to a PC/Windows environment, allowing instructors to teach classes on both computer platforms,” added Shanks.

Queen Elizabeth features an iRange store (authorized Apple store) for cruisers wishing to pick up a Mac, iPad or iPod while sailing which Celebrity Cruises has too.

Source: Cunard

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