|Princess Cruises to Debut Ocean Medallion Class – Offering the Next Wave of Vacation Travel|
First Carnival Corporation Brand to Provide Elevated Experience Personalization, Customization and Simplicity based on Experience Platform Technology Revealed at CES 2017
CLARITA, Calif. (January 5, 2017) – Princess Cruises, a long-time
innovator of cruise industry products, will be the first Carnival Corporation
brand to feature the Ocean Medallion™, a wearable device
powered by a first-of-its-kind interactive technology platform within the
O·C·E·A·N, One Cruise Experience Access Network. The Ocean Medallion enables a
new level of personalization that delivers an enhanced guest experience
previously not available in the global vacation industry.
Corporation CEO Arnold Donald unveiled the Ocean Medallion today during his
opening keynote at CES 2017, the world's largest consumer technology trade
show. The Ocean Medallion is the only accessory needed to elevate the guest
experience on cruises. Ocean Medallion Class™ will be available November
13, 2017, onboard Regal Princess, followed by Royal
Princess and Caribbean Princess in early 2018.
"We are in
the business of providing our guests incredible vacation experiences that
create memories that they will cherish for a lifetime," said Jan Swartz,
president, Princess Cruises. "Ocean Medallion Class will deliver an
elevated cruise vacation experience by connecting people, places and cultures
from around the world in a more profound way. The service Princess guests have
always loved will be amplified by the Ocean Medallion."
Class makes Ocean Vacations 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
engage 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™ (for both guests and crew). The Ocean
Compass is a personal digital experience concierge accessible by all guests
using interactive displays throughout the ship, on stateroom TVs or via guests'
own mobile devices. For example, guests can find their way to venues
around the ship; make reservations at the Lotus Spa, specialty dining
restaurant 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 via Ocean Concierge will invite guests to experiences
based on their individual needs, wants and desires.
Loyal Princess cruisers and potential future cruisers collectively feel having an exceptional vacation occurs when guests' vacation time is spent doing more of what they love. With Ocean Medallion Class on Princess Cruises, there is endless possibility for personalized attention and the ability to truly relax knowing everything will be handled. Some of the initial service innovations include:
Additional 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.
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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. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 2.0 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).
From sailing to and exploring exotic places to being immersed in authentic cultures with family and friends, cruising has always appealed to people who value the travel experience. Now, with O·C·E·A·N — One Cruise Experience Access Network™ -- Carnival Corporation is helping them transform those experiences into a way of life. Carnival Corporation's new experiential media content portfolio features a range of inspirational family- and travel-related TV shows that highlight the great destinations, exciting adventures, authentic cultures and cuisine, and beautiful vistas that make cruise vacations the fastest growing segment of the vacation sector. Ocean Medallion Class is the pinnacle of Ocean Experiences. Ocean Medallion Class leverages Carnival Corporation's revolutionary Ocean Medallion™ and Ocean Compass™ to deliver personalization on a level never before considered possible. Based on a strategy to make vacations more simple, personal, immersive and authentic.
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