Princess Cruises reveals Ocean Medallion plans

Princess Cruises has announced that three more of its ships – Royal Princess, Crown Princess and Sky Princess – will be Medallion-activated, joining Caribbean Princess and Regal Princess.

Ocean Medallion will be available on the 3,080-passenger Crown Princess, which will be sailing British Isles cruises from July.

Tony Roberts, vice president Princess Cruises UK and Europe, said: “Having recently travelled on Caribbean Princess I can say first-hand that guests are finding their holidays enhanced with Princess Medallion as a new and memorable experience. This will include everyone who sails with us to the Caribbean this autumn and winter.

“Starting in April, we will continue the expansion to a total of five Princess Medallion ships expected this year, as we continue on our path to fleet-wide activation. We look forward to bringing the experience to new groups for the first time, such as those sailing to destinations in Alaska and Mexico.”

Ocean Medallion features include:

· A streamlined embarkation and disembarkation process
· Keyless stateroom access
· Staff can see guest’s food and beverage preferences
· Beverage delivery wherever a guest is on the ship
· OceanCompass, which provides interactive directions throughout the ship and allows guests to locate friends, family and their children
· Payment for merchandise, drinks, shore excursions and other onboard services
· Access for guests to their real-time itinerary via portals throughout the ship
· Interactive games that can be played on portals across the vessel and the top deck ‘Movies Under The Stars’ screen
· A selection of casino games including poker, bingo and roulette available via guests’ smart devices and select portals

Read our interview with the man behind Ocean Medallion, John Padgett, here.

Sam Ballard

Sam Ballard is the publisher of CRUISE ADVISER and has been writing about the cruise industry for a number of years. His CV includes the likes of shipping magazine International Cruise & Ferry Review and the digital publication Cruise News. He can be contacted on:sam@cruise-adviser.com.

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