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SANTA CLARITA — Princess Cruises has announced it will roll out its MedallionNet WiFi service to six more ships in 2020, plus the cruise line’s MedallionClass Vacations are now available on a fourth ship, Crown Princess.
MedallionClass Vacations are already available on Caribbean Princess, Regal Princess and Royal Princess. The upgraded cruise experience, featuring Princess Cruises’ wearable tech devices, is also coming to the brand new Sky Princess beginning Oct. 12. The newest ship in the Princess fleet will depart the shipyard as the first to be built from the ground up with the Ocean Guest Experience Platform.
The medallions allow passengers to do everything from expedite check-in and food, drink and retail requests, to find MedallionClass friends and family onboard, to access interactive itinerary info. The devices also allow for keyless stateroom entry and a long list of other conveniences.
Princess Cruises previously announced the expansion of MedallionClass Vacations to six additional ships in 2020: Ruby Princess (January 27), Grand Princess (March 29), Enchanted Princess (June 15), Emerald Princess (August 16), Coral Princess (October 16), and Island Princess (December 20).
Meanwhile Princess’ expanded WiFi offering, MedallionNet, is coming to Grand Princess (February 21), Diamond Princess (March 15), Majestic Princess (April 18), Star Princess (June 12), Enchanted Princess (June 15) and Sapphire Princess (July 27).
MedallionNet is currently available on Caribbean Princess, Regal Princess, Royal Princess, Ruby Princess, Coral Princess, Island Princess, Crown Princess and Emerald Princess. Sky Princess (October 12) will be MedallionNet-ready for Europe sailings this fall.