SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (March 4, 2019) – Princess
the world's largest international premium cruise line, announced that
MedallionNet, the best WiFi at sea, will soon be enjoyed by guests sailing on
more than half of its fleet.
To meet surging demand from guests, Princess
will continue its swift expansion of MedallionNet to add the service on
additional ships by the end of 2019. MedallionNet, offering fast, affordable,
reliable and unlimited internet service, expands to Coral Princess (April
5) and Island Princess (May 15) in time for the Alaska season, Crown
Princess (June 30) and Emerald Princess (August 3) for sailings
during Europe this summer and on Golden Princess (December 20) and Sky
Princess (October 12) this fall. MedallionNet is currently available on Caribbean
Princess, Regal Princess, Royal Princess and Ruby Princess.
"Guests and crew absolutely love MedallionNet.
We're expanding it across the fleet as quickly as we can so that in the very
near future anyone who sails with us will experience the best WiFi at sea,"
said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises. "While many sail with us to
disconnect from their digital life, we realize that offering land-like
connectivity from anywhere on the ship is something guests value so that they
have the option to stream movies, music, sports or video chat and share their
amazing vacation experience as much or as little as they'd like."
Princess MedallionClass Vacations Launch Dates
for Royal, Crown and Sky Princess
The cruise line also announced the formal
launch dates for the Princess
experience on its next three ships. The hassle-free and personalized voyages
enabled by the OceanMedallionTM will launch on Royal Princess on April
13, followed by Crown Princess on July 24 and will be featured on Sky
Princess beginning October 12, when the newest ship in the Princess fleet
departs the shipyard as the first to be built from the ground up with the Ocean® Guest Experience
Considered a breakthrough in the vacation
industry and recently honored with a CES® 2019 Innovation Award, the OceanMedallion is complimentary for all
guests and features leading-edge technology that delivers personalized service
through enhanced guest-crew interactions, eliminates friction points and
enables interactive entertainment.
addition to MedallionNet, Princess MedallionClass Vacations also offer guests a
portfolio of experiences specifically designed to save precious time and
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 an expedited check-in process
that starts their vacation sooner with ease. Personalization starts pre-cruise
by guests becoming OceanReady™ before arriving at the port.
order and delivery: Using
smart devices, guests have the ability to order
drinks using OceanNowTM and have them delivered directly
to them throughout the ship, including their stateroom.
OceanCompass™: Available on guests'
smart devices and portals throughout the ships, OceanCompass leverages the
OceanMedallion to easily locate and chat with friends and family on board using
ShipMates, as well as 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.
features of the Princess MedallionClass experience include:
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.
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, Alaska or Europe. For more
information visit Princess.com, call 1-800-PRINCESS (774-6247) or contact your
professional travel advisor.
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About Princess Cruises
One of the
best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is the fastest growing
international 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, Antarctica and World Cruises. A team of
professional destination experts have curated 170 itineraries, ranging in
length from three to 111 days and Princess Cruises is continuously recognized
as "Best Cruise Line for Itineraries."
In 2017 Princess
Cruises, with parent company Carnival Corporation, introduced MedallionClass
Vacations enabled by the OceanMedallion, the vacation industry's most advanced
wearable device, provided free to each guest sailing on a MedallionClass ship.
The award-winning innovation offers the fastest way
to a hassle-free, personalized vacation giving guests more time to do the
things they love most. MedallionClass Vacations will be activated on
five ships by the end of 2019. An activation plan will continue across the
global fleet in 2020 and beyond.
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 more.
Royal-class ships are currently on order with the next new ship under
construction, Sky Princess, scheduled for delivery in October 2019, followed by
Enchanted Princess in June 2020. Princess previously announced that two new
(LNG) ships which will be the largest ships in the Princess fleet,
accommodating approximately 4,300 guests are planned for delivery in 2023 and
2025. Princess now has five ships arriving over the next six years
between 2019 and 2025. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc
(NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).
information is available at princess.com/news.