New Technology Comes to Cruising

Moving passengers into the modern era

Reporting from Las Vegas, Carnival Corporation have announced a major overhaul in the guest experience onboard their cruise ships. The ships in question include Princess Cruises.

We have written about cruising before but not from a technology perspective. Today we are absolutely thrilled to be able to.

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The new guest experience is based around a new and world first interactive guest experience to be the first interactive platform capable of transforming vacation travel into a personalise service.

The company unveiled the Ocean Medallion, a first of its kind, wearable. This device enables a personal concierge by bridging the physical and digital dimensions. This isn’t just NFC tap to pay either, it includes a tracker to quickly find your kids or loved ones, food and beverages on demand, plenty of interactive games and personalised entertainment experiences.

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Guests on the cruises will be able to:

  • streamline and expedite the port embarkation and disembarkation process
  • allow guests to access their staterooms as they approach the door (no keycard required)
  • locate friends and family around the cruise ship
  • enable guests to purchase merchandise without any transaction, cards or paper
  • deliver enhanced dining experiences based on food and beverage preferences
  • power an array of interactive gaming and immersive entertainment experiences
  • significantly enhance interactions with crew members and guest

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If you’ve ever cruised before you would get a guest card to pay for additional food or alcohol, experiences etc. It was also your room key. This medallion goes a long way beyond replacing that and adding some great new benefits.

As lovers of cruising we cannot wait to see this one in action.

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You may have seen Geoff on YouTube where his tech videos saw millions of views or heard him while he co-hosts the Gadget Grill on Radio 2RDJ. In his day job though he is an IT manager, a lover of Formula 1, great food and wine and obviously; technology.
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