With the addition of
Crown Princess and Sky Princess all Princess ships
sailing the Caribbean
this fall will be MedallionClass ships
Royal Princess will be
the first MedallionClass ship on the West Coast sailing in Alaska and Mexico
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2019) – Princess Cruises
announced today the expansion of its Princess
experience to three additional ships – Royal Princess, Crown Princess and
Sky Princess – building on the enhanced and personalized cruise vacations
guests are currently enjoying on its Caribbean Princess ship sailing the
Caribbean, and with Regal Princess starting February 17, 2019. The
OceanMedallion™, included complimentary, is a wearable device that elevates the
guest experience by delivering an enhanced level of personalization and
innovative services resulting in high guest satisfaction scores.
With the Princess MedallionClass experience
coming to Crown Princess in July and Sky Princess in October, all guests
sailing with the brand in the Caribbean will be able to enjoy an enhanced
vacation through simplified, personalized and engaging experiences by the end
of 2019. The addition of Royal Princess will also be the first time a Princess
MedallionClass ship will be sailing in Alaska.
"Guests are finding their vacations enhanced
with Princess MedallionClass on Caribbean Princess as a new and memorable
experience, and we're ready to offer these experiences and personalized
services to even more of our guests, including everyone who sails with us in
the Caribbean in the fall and winter," said Jan Swartz, president of Princess
Cruises. "Starting in April, we will continue the expansion to a total of five
Princess MedallionClass ships expected this year, as we continue on our path to
fleet-wide activation. And we look forward to bringing the experience to new
groups for the first time, such as those sailing to visit exciting destinations
in Alaska and Mexico."
Considered a breakthrough in the vacation
industry and recently honored with a CES® 2019 Innovation Award, the OceanMedallion features
leading-edge technology that delivers personalized service through enhanced
guest-crew interactions, eliminates friction points and enables interactive
MedallionClass vacations offer guests a portfolio of experiences specifically
designed to enhance their cruise vacation, including:
From curbside to
poolside in a breeze -
guests who arrive at the terminal with travel documents (i.e. passports)
uploaded to their profile have a personalized check-in process that starts
their vacation with ease. Personalization starts pre-cruise by guests becoming OceanReady™
while at home.
The best Wi-Fi at sea: MedallionNet™ is
fast, reliable, affordable and unlimited. MedallionNet provides land-like
speeds that allow guests to stay connected from anywhere on the ship including
staterooms which are each equipped with a Wi-Fi access point. With MedallionNet
guests easily share vacation experiences with friends and family back home,
stream TV shows, movies and sports events, and even make voice and video calls.
On demand beverage
smart devices, guests have the ability to order
drinks using OceanNowTM and have them delivered directly
to them throughout the ship and even in their stateroom.
features of the Princess MedallionClass experience include:
Stateroom Entry: Access
to staterooms is a seamless experience where each guest is securely validated
as the door automatically unlocks. Personalized greetings including loyalty
level recognition welcome the guest on their door portal.
OceanCompass™: Available on guests'
smart devices and portals throughout the ships, OceanCompass leverages the
OceanMedallion to enable point-to-point wayfinding throughout the ship.
OceanCompass guides guests throughout their journey, providing directional
information so they can seamlessly navigate to their next point of interest, as
well as easily locate and chat with friends and family on board using
JourneyViewTM: Available now on ship
portals and coming soon to smart devices, this interactive timeline lets guests
scroll through all of the events available on board during their voyage. Functionality
will also soon give guests the ability to bookmark and add activities that
appeal most to them to their own personalized itinerary.
MedallionPay™: An easy to use payment
feature, enabling crew members to focus on meaningful guest interactions.
· OceanCasino™: On smart devices
and select portals, guests can wager real money on games, including slots,
poker, bingo, roulette, keno and lottery from anywhere on board.
PlayOceanTM: On portals located
shipwide and using smart devices, PlayOcean offers guests a new level of fun
with interactive games, a digital scavenger hunt, customizable avatars, and
more. PlayOcean also transforms guests' mobile devices into game controllers
for interactive gaming on the massive Movies Under the Stars screen.
OceanViewTM: Guests can stream
more than 100 hours of award-winning Ocean Original travel shows to their smart
device anywhere on the ship at no cost – content which airs nationally on
weekends on ABC and NBC. OceanView is also available on stateroom TVs as well
as on Roku, Amazon Prime and Apple TV.
Now is the perfect time
to book a Princess MedallionClass vacation to the Caribbean or Alaska during
the All Aboard Sale that is available through February 28. For more information
visit Princess.com, call 1-800-PRINCESS
(774-6237) or contact your professional travel
Princess MedallionClass activates a travel
industry first by utilizing an Experience Internet of ThingsTM (xIoT™) platform
with a guest-centric approach to help maximize a cruise vacation in real-time
based on guests' choices and preferences. The result delivers enhanced
personalization on a large scale across every aspect of a cruise vacation.
The OceanMedallion was first unveiled by
Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald at CES 2017 and was a key factor in Fast
Company recognizing the corporation with two Innovation and Design Awards that
About Princess Cruises
One of the best-known names in cruising,
Princess Cruises is a global premium cruise line and tour company operating a
fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year to 380
destinations around the globe, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal,
Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South
Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England and World Cruises. A team of
professional destination experts has created more than 150 award-winning
itineraries, ranging in length from three to 111 days and Princess Cruises has
been continuously recognized as "Best Cruise Line for Itineraries."
Princess Cruises continues its multi-year,
"Come Back New Promise" – a $450 million-dollar product innovation
and cruise ship renovation campaign that will continue to enhance the line's
onboard guest experience. These enhancements result in more moments of awe,
lifetime memories and meaningful stories for guests to share from their cruise
vacation. The product innovations include partnerships with award-winning Chef
Curtis Stone; engaging entertainment inspired shows with Broadway-legend
Stephen Schwartz; immersive activities for the whole family from Discovery and
Animal Planet that include exclusive shore excursions to onboard activities;
the ultimate sleep at sea with the award-winning Princess Luxury Bed and much
Three new Royal-class ships are currently on
order with the next new ship, Sky Princess, under construction scheduled for
delivery in October 2019 and Enchanted Princess in 2020. Princess recently
announced that two new (LNG) ships which will be the largest ships in the
Princess fleet, accommodating approximately 4,300 guests with expected delivery
in 2023 and 2025. Princess now has five ships arriving over the next six
years between 2019 & 2025. The company is part of Carnival Corporation
& plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).
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