Best of Cruise March 2020

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with OceanMedallion in mind. The infrastructure includes 72 miles of

cable, 4,000 sensors, 650 readers, 500 edge computing devices and more than 4,000 interactive portals. Inside this ingenious bit

of kit microelectronics power two microscopic antennas, one for near-field communication (NFC) and one for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The readers and sensors across the ship interact with guests’ medallions. The wearable device offers a host of benefits from the moment passengers arrive at the terminal with passports uploaded to their profile enabling a streamlined check- in process. Once on board, touchless stateroom entry ensures there’s no need to swipe or insert cards into the door handle to unlock the stateroom - as a guest approaches their stateroom the door automatically unlocks. During the cruise guests have the ability to order drinks, food and retail items such as suntan lotion and have them delivered directly anywhere on board, including to their stateroom. with friends and family on board. In addition, the OceanCompass feature guides passengers throughout their journey, providing directional information so they can seamlessly navigate to their next point of interest. To make the cruise even more rewarding, JourneyView is an interactive timeline that lets guests scroll through all of the events available on board during their voyage and bookmark activities they’re interested in to their own personalized itinerary. Other facets and benefits of the device include: easy payment for merchandise, drinks, shore excursions and other on board services; interactive games that can be played on portals across the vessel and the top deck ‘Movies Under The Stars’ screen, including trivia challenges and a ship-wide digital scavenger hunt. There’s a selection of casino games available via guests’ smart devices and select portals with parental controls. In addition, MedallionNet – claimed to be the fastest Wi-Fi at sea - allows guests to stay connected anywhere onboard including staterooms. It also allows them to share holiday experiences with friends and family back home; stream TV shows, films and sports events; plus make voice and video calls. Crown Princess became the first UK-based ship to feature the OceanMedallion last summer and guests embarking this Brit-popular ship this summer can look forward to enjoying the benefits of this new gadget. By the end of 2020 no fewer than 11 Princess ships will incorporate the devices. Another use of this nifty device is the family and friends locator, allowing passengers to easily locate and chat

PRINCESS MEDALLION CLASS holidays are here! Seen as the most practical way of enhancing the cruise experience, creative tech is being adopted aboard a raft of new ships at warp speed.

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EXCLUSIVE STARS OF LA WITH MEXICAN RIVIERA 10 night stay & cruise from only £1,699 pp

3 nights in LA 7 nights on board Royal Princess 04 November 2020 Regional flights & private overseas transfers

On board premium drinks

Unlimited WiFi at sea

Princess Cruises is unquestionably at the forefront of innovation with the OceanMedallion. Little bigger than a 10p piece, the medallion is a fully automated wearable device and has been designed to deliver an entirely new level of service and create a holiday that is more simple, effortless and personalised.

Gratuities included

Itinerary: Fly UK to Los Angeles , California (stay 3nt) - Cabo San Lucas , Mexico - Mazatlan , Mexico - Puerto Vallarta , Mexico - Fly Los Angeles back to UK

When Caribbean Princess entered service last October she was the first ship in the fleet that was constructed

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