Crystal Cruises announced that The Coca-Cola Company - one of the largest worldwide Olympic sponsors - has chartered the Crystal Harmony for use as its official headquarters during the 1992 Olympic Summer Games in Barcelona. Eleven cruise ships including Crystal Harmony have so far been chartered to accommodate guests of corporate sponsors.
The 1992 Olympic Summer Games will mark the first time that an Olympic organizing committee is responsible for securing alternative accommodations for Olympic sponsors. The Barcelona '92 Olympic Organizing Committee has control of Barcelona's harbor during the Olympics and is responsible for selection and positioning of cruise ships. According to the Committee, more than 500,000 Visitors are anticipated in Barcelona during the Olympics. Of these, approximately 30,000 will be accommodated on cruise ships.