|Princess Cruises has
announced that Island Princess will be the fourth cruise ship in its fleet to
feature the exciting new Ocean Medallion™, debuting on the ship in Alaska in
May 2018. The wearable device enables a new level of personalisation and
delivers an enhanced guest experience not previously available in the global
travel industry. |
Princess Cruises is
the first Carnival Corporation brand to debut this ground breaking innovation,
which was unveiled by Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald last month. Island
Princess 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.
Starting from May 16,
2018, the Medallion Class Alaska cruise will sail on the Voyage of the Glaciers
seven-day itinerary between Vancouver and Anchorage (Whittier), with a trip to
the state's most extraordinary glacial waters including Glacier Bay National
Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Princess Cruises Vice
President Australia & New Zealand Stuart Allison said it was fitting that
the fourth ship to feature Medallion Class Ocean Vacations would be Island Princess
given the cruise line's leading role in Alaska.
"Sailing on our
popular Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary, our guests will enjoy the best Alaska
has to offer and experience a new type of cruise holiday, connecting with each
other and this extraordinary destination in a more memorable way," Mr Allison
itineraries are already very popular with our Australian and New Zealand guests
and the debut of the Ocean Medallion in destinations including Alaska will
provide another great reason to enjoy a Princess fly-cruise holiday."
Medallion Class makes
cruising more personal, immersive, simple and seamless than previously
considered possible. At the heart of this personalised experience is the Ocean
Medallion, which is powered by a first-of-its-kind interactive technology
platform within the One Cruise Experience Access Network™ (O·C·E·A·N™). The
Ocean Medallion has no discernible technology – no on-off switch, no charging,
and 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 personalised
experiences without guests having to push a button or take any action.
Pre-cruise engagement will allow guests to provide preferences that detail
their wants, needs and desires so that their onboard experience can be
personalised in advance.
Pairing with 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. The Ocean Compass will invite guests to experiences based on
their individual needs, wants and desires.
Some of the initial
service innovations include:
Ocean Ready™: Expedites embarkation as information is added to the
guest profile in advance
Stateroom Access: The Ocean Medallion will unlock a guest's
stateroom, replacing the key card
HERE & NOW™: Guests can place food and beverage orders to be 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
Ocean Navigate: Accessed through the Ocean Compass, guests can
learn the whereabouts of their family as they enjoy activities throughout the
ship and navigate their way around the ship. Friends and family will also be
able to easily communicate with each other through a messaging service.
For more information
visit www.ocean.com or www.princess.com