Princess Cruises has released more details on its fleetwide rollout of MedallionNet, the cruise line’s upgraded Wi-Fi infrastructure. Princess says that it will add the service to the following ships by the end of 2019: Coral Princess (April 5), Island Princess (May 15), Crown Princess (June 30), Emerald Princess (August 3), Golden Princess (December 20) and Sky Princess (October 12). MedallionNet is currently available on Caribbean Princess, Regal Princess, Royal Princess and Ruby Princess.
Princess said that the schedule will bring MedallionNet to the Coral Princess and Island Princess in time for the Alaska season, and to the Crown Princess and Emerald Princess in time for the two ships’ summer itineraries in Europe.
The cruise line also announced the launch dates for its Princess MedallionClass experience on its next three ships. The new, wearable device-enabled service will launch on Royal Princess on April 13 and Crown Princess on July 24. The service will also be available on Sky Princess starting October 12 when that ship makes its official debut.
MedallionNet is an upgraded Wi-Fi infrastructure that allows Princess Cruises ships to offer faster Internet at sea, allowing guests to stream movies, music, sports or video chat, as well as to easily share their vacation experiences on social media.
MedallionClass is a personalized vacation experience enabled by the cruise line’s OceanMedallion wearable device. A recent winner of the CES 2019 Innovation Award, the OceanMedallion allows guests to take advantage of an expedited check-in process; order beverages throughout the ship; and easily locate and chat with friends and family onboard, plus a number of other features.