Princess Cruises to Expand MedallionClass to Six More Ships in 2020

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Princess Cruises is expanding its MedallionClass to six additional ships in 2020 – Ruby Princess (January 27), Grand Princess (March 29), Enchanted Princess (June 15), Emerald Princess (August 16), Coral Princess (October 16), and Island Princess (December 20)—to take the tech-enhanced vacation experience to Australia and New Zealand, as well as on a World Cruise, for the first time.

MedallionClass Vacations are currently available on Caribbean Princess, Regal Princess and Royal Princess, with Crown Princess beginning July 24 and Sky Princess starting October 12, 2019, when the newest ship in the Princess fleet leaves the shipyard as the first constructed from scratch with the Ocean Guest Experience Platform. By the end of 2020, guests sailing in the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Mexico, California Coast and on the World Cruise will have a guest experience powered by OceanMedallion, a complimentary wearable device that enhances guest-crew interactions, eliminates friction points and enables interactive entertainment. 

Princess MedallionClass Vacations experiences includes: 

  • Expedited Arrival - Guests who arrive at the terminal with travel documents (i.e. passports) uploaded to their profile experience a faster check-in process. Personalization starts pre-cruise as guests become OceanReady before arriving at the port.

  • On-Demand Services - Using smart devices, guests could order drinks, food and retail items like sunscreen with OceanNowTM and have them delivered directly anywhere on board, including to their stateroom.
  • Family and Friends Locator - Accessible on portals throughout the ships and via guests’ smart devices, OceanCompass leverages the OceanMedallion to easily locate and chat with friends and family on board, as well as enables 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. 

In other Princess Cruises news, the company is planning to roll out MedallionNet on six more ships by the end of 2019. The new Wi-Fi infrastructure will offer faster internet at sea. 

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