Guests wlll be able to stream media content, video chat and connect with friends and family on the ship or at home (Image: Princess Cruises)
Princess Cruises is to roll out its high-speed MedallionNet wi-fi network to 10 ships – more than half of its fleet – by the end of 2019.
MedallionNet is already available on Caribbean Princess, Regal Princess, Royal Princess and Ruby Princess and will be implemented on Coral Princess on 5 April, Island Princess on 15 May, Crown Princess on 30 June, Emerald Princess on 3 August and Golden Princess on 20 December. The new 3,660-guest Sky Princess will also offer MedallionNet when she enters services in October.
Princess will confirm roll-out dates for the seven remaining ships in its fleet at a later date.
“The expansion of MedallionNet to a further six ships means that more guests than ever before can experience land-like connection speeds from anywhere on the ship,” said Tony Roberts, vice president of Princess Cruises UK and Europe. “MedallionNet is a huge step forward for wi-fi at sea and offers guests fast, affordable, reliable and unlimited connectivity at sea. MedallionNet gives them the option to stream, video chat and connect as much or as little as they’d like, making it quicker and easier to keep in touch with friends and family back home and share those once-in-a-lifetime holiday experiences without sacrificing time at sea or ashore.”
Princess has also revealed that three more of its ships will be fully Ocean Medallion-activated in 2019, including Royal Princess on 13 April, Crown Princess on 24 July and Sky Princess when she debuts on 20 October. Ocean Medallion is already available on Caribbean Princess and Regal Princess.
Designed to offer guests a fully personalised cruise experience, the automated Ocean Medallion can be worn or carried by passengers to anticipate their every onboard need. It gives guests access to personalised dining experiences, interactive entertainment and games, wayfinding capabilities, transaction-free payments and expedited embarkation and disembarkation. Other benefits include touch-free access to staterooms, enhanced interactions with crew members and other guests, and the ability to connect to portals throughout the ship to see a real-time overview of shipboard events and activities.
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