Princess to Set Sail in May 2018 on the Next Wave of Vacation Travel in Alaska
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (February 17, 2017)
the #1 cruise line in Alaska, announced today
that Island Princess will be the fourth cruise ship to feature the Ocean
debuting May 16, 2018 for the Alaska season. The
wearable device powered by a first-of-its-kind interactive technology platform
within the One Cruise Experience Access Network™ (O·C·E·A·N™), enables a
new level of personalization and delivers an enhanced guest experience not
previously available in the global vacation industry.
Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald during his opening keynote last month at
CES 2017, Princess Cruises is the first Carnival Corporation brand to debut
this groundbreaking innovation. The Ocean Medallion is the only accessory
needed to elevate the guest experience on cruises by offering unparalleled customer
joins three other cruise ships scheduled to debut Medallion Class Ocean
Vacations -- Regal Princess on November 13, 2017, followed by Royal Princess
and Caribbean Princess in early 2018, and Island Princess starting on May 16,
2018. The Medallion Class Alaska cruise will set sail on the top-rated Voyage
of the Glaciers seven-day itinerary between Vancouver and Anchorage (Whittier),
with a trip to the state's best glacial waters including Glacier Bay National
Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
"As the leading
cruise line in Alaska, it's fitting that our fourth ship to feature Medallion
Class Ocean Vacations is Island Princess," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises
president. "Sailing on our most popular Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary, our
guests will enjoy the best Alaska has to offer and enjoy an elevated cruise
vacation experience -- connecting each other and the extraordinary people and
culture of the ‘Great Land' in a more memorable way."
Medallion Class makes cruising more personal,
immersive, simple and seamless than previously considered possible. At the
heart of this personalized experience is the Ocean Medallion, which enables
endless vacation possibilities. The Ocean Medallion has no discernible
technology – no on-off switch, no charging, no menu to navigate – and can be
worn as a pendant, on a wristband, in a clip or simply placed in a pocket to
reveal enhanced services and personalized experiences without guests having to
push a button or take any action. The pre-cruise engagement will allow guests
to provide preferences that detail their wants, needs and desires so that their
onboard experience can be personalized.
the Ocean Medallion is the Ocean Compass™ - a digital concierge accessible by
all guests using interactive displays throughout the ship, on stateroom TVs,
via guests' own smart devices, or through a crew member. For example, guests
can find their way to venues around the ship; make reservations at the Lotus
Spa, specialty dining restaurants and shore excursions; arrange celebrations;
view photographs; learn about the destinations they will visit and activities
at each port of call and more. The Ocean Compass will invite guests to
experiences based on their individual needs, wants and desires.
Some of the
initial service innovations include:
Expedites embarkation as required information is added to the guest profile at
Access: The Ocean Medallion will unlock a guest's stateroom door – replacing
the key card.
& NOW™: Guests can place food & beverage orders and have them delivered
to select locations.
THERE & THEN™:
Guests can place select food and beverage orders and have it delivered to where
they plan to be at a designated time.
Accessed through the Ocean Compass, guests can learn the whereabouts of their
family as they enjoy activities throughout the ship and be guided seamlessly in
finding their way around the ship. Friends and family will also be able to
easily communicate with each other through a seamless messaging service.
about O·C·E·A·N is available at ocean.com
information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel
agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company's website at princess.com.
About Princess Cruises:
One of the best-known names in cruising,
Princess Cruises is a global cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of
18 modern cruise ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of
choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided with the
experience of exceptional customer service. As the world's largest
international premium cruise brand, Princess carries two million guests each
year to more than 360 destinations around the globe on more than 150
itineraries ranging in length from three to 114 days. The company is part of
Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).
media information is available at princess.com/news.
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