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Regal Princess latest to receive on-board wearable technology

Regal Princess latest to receive on-board wearable technology

Regal Princess will become the second ship in the Princess Cruises fleet to be fully-activated with the Princess Medallion.

All 3,560 guests will have full access from February 17th next year, during the ship’s current Caribbean season.

The Medallion is the same size as a ten pence piece, is fully-automated and has no visible technology such as an on-off switch or charging function.

Its features include a streamlined ship embarkation and disembarkation process, giving quicker and easier entry and exit and keyless stateroom access.

The technology also gives guests access to a real-time look at their itinerary via portals throughout the ship, along with events and activities taking place during their cruise.

The OceanCompass feature also provides interactive directions throughout the ship and allows guests to easily locate friends, family and children.

The 3,140-guest Caribbean Princess was the first ship to have full Medallion access.

It is based in the Caribbean all year round.

Tony Roberts, vice president Princess Cruises UK & Europe, said: “We’ve received excellent feedback from guests and crew members who have experienced the Medallion on Caribbean Princess as we continue on our path to fleet-wide activation.

“The more personalised service we are now able to provide is benefiting guests from the moment they step foot onboard. The Medallion enhances so much of what we offer, from speedy embarkation, to staying in touch with friends and family, to finding your way across the ship, to ordering drinks.”

The Medallion was first unveiled by Carnival Corporation chef executive Arnold Donald in 2017.

It will continue to roll out as part of a phased fleet-wide activation plan with further announcements to be made in due course.