Carnival Corporation is getting ready to reveal a new vacation experience across its 10 cruise brands that will use the “Internet of things” (IoT) to create new vacation options for guests. Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald will announce details of the new experience as part of his keynote address at the next CES 2017 in Las Vegas, show organizer The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced.
Donald will deliver his keynote at 8:30 am Thursday, January 5, 2017, at the Palazzo Ballroom in The Venetian, where he will unveil a new “Connected Experience” that uses IoT to create new ways to vacation. This first-of-its kind technology will create an entirely new guest experience level based on personalization and simplicity at scale, the CTA said. Nearly 11 million travelers cruise annually with Carnival Corp.’s ten global cruise line brands.
Since becoming president and CEO of Carnival Corp. in July 2013, Donald has overseen the company’s latest innovation strategies centered on enhancing the guest experience and leveraging the enterprise scale. He also has directed the recent launch of three original content travel-related programs on national TV networks while running the world’s largest cruise company with a portfolio of 10 cruise brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. The company’s cruise line brands include Carnival Cruise Line, Fathom, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn in the U.S., AIDA Cruises in Germany, Costa Cruises in Italy, Cunard Line and P&O Cruises (UK) in England, and P&O Cruises (Australia) in Australia. Together, the company’s brands operate 101 ships that visit over 700 ports around the world.
Carnival Corp. will have an invitation-only Experience Center at CES Tech East, LVCC, South Hall 3 that will offer an in-depth look into its new technology.
CES 2017 will run January 5 to 8, 2017 in Las Vegas.