Princess Cruises has announced that it is now preparing Regal Princess as the second ship fully activated with Princess MedallionClass experiences, which are currently available to guests onboard Caribbean Princess. Regal Princess will be fully activated for its Caribbean season starting February 17, 2019. The Princess OceanMedallion, included complimentary, is a wearable device that aims to deliver guests enhanced experiences and personalized service.
Recently honored with a CES 2019 Innovation Award, the OceanMedallion uses technology to deliver personalized service through enhanced guest-crew interactions, with the aim of eliminating friction points and enabling interactive entertainment.
Princess MedallionClass vacations offer guests a portfolio of experiences specifically designed to enhance their cruise vacation, including:
Fast ship boarding with OceanReady: Guests who arrive at the terminal with travel documents (i.e. passports) uploaded to their profile have a personalized check-in process. Personalization starts pre-cruise by guests becoming OceanReady while at home.
On demand beverage delivery: Using smart devices, guests have the ability to order drinks using OceanNow and have them delivered directly to them throughout the ship and even in their stateroom.
Enhanced Wi-Fi: MedallionNet provides fast, unlimited Wi-Fi, allowing guests to stay connected from anywhere on the ship, including staterooms which are each equipped with a Wi-Fi access point, Princess said. With MedallionNet, guests can share vacation experiences with friends and family back home, stream TV shows, movies and sports events, and make voice and video calls.
Other features of the Princess MedallionClass experience include:
Keyless Stateroom Entry: Each guest is securely validated and the door automatically unlocks with personalized greetings displayed on the door portal.
OceanCompass: OceanCompass leverages the Princess Medallion to 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.
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.
OceanView: 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.
PlayOcean: On portals located throughout the ship, guests play family games, including trivia, word jumble, a matching game and Ocean Treks Adventure – an interactive, ship wide digital scavenger hunt. PlayOcean also transforms guests’ mobile devices into game controllers for interactive gaming on the Movies Under the Stars screen. And, guests can enjoy Games Under the Stars where players enjoy arcade and trivia fun on the cruise line’s Movies Under the Stars screen.
The OceanMedallion was first announced by Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald at CES 2017.