The wearable tech that has revolutionised cruising
M Crawford

A cruising holiday offers fun, excitement, relaxation and memorable experiences for everyone. And now, thanks to some incredible advances in technology, it has become more streamlined, effortless and personalised than ever. Exclusive to Princess®, MedallionClass™ makes it so much easier for you to connect with those you love and enjoy the wonderful activities and experiences onboard.

This incredible little Medallion® device, which is free and available fleet-wide, really punches above its weight and size (about that of a 20c coin). Starting with a streamlined arrival, once onboard you can enjoy food and drinks delivered on demand; keyless stateroom entry; guided navigation throughout the ship; MedallionNet® Wi-Fi wherever you are; easy reservation of dining and activities, touch-free payments – and that’s just for starters.

The fun starts early

You can start enjoying the MedallionClass experience well before you get on board, by completing the simple-to-follow OceanReady® steps. Here you can update your preferences, including outlining any special needs, dietary, mobility or otherwise. You can also choose your favourite Medallion device accessory style*, from necklace to bracelet to sports band, which can be personalised in more than 175 ways, such as adding your birthstone or incorporating your milestone celebration. Better yet, you can streamline your arrival experience, with touch-free boarding allowing you to breeze through check-in with ease.

An easy onboard transition

Once onboard, the MedallionClass experience makes familiarising yourself with the ship and everything on offer so much more straightforward via the MedallionClass app on your mobile phone. Getting lost is impossible, as it provides turn-by-turn directions to anywhere you want to go on board, while also being able to locate and message your fellow ship mates in a flash. Meanwhile, fumbling with a room key is a thing of the past, as your stateroom automatically unlocks as you approach.

With the finer details taken care of, you’re free to create the cruising experience of your dreams and spend more time doing what you love. Start with your own personalised itinerary, by easily choosing all your favourite activities throughout the voyage on the interactive timeline. You can also customise your dining experience, choosing how, when and where you dine with Dine My Way™ reservations, bypassing lines and wait times.

Endless features and options

You’ll soon discover just how powerful and convenient your Medallion device can be. MedallionNet Wi-Fi will allow you to stay connected anywhere onboard – whether it’s a video chat with family or friends in your room, streaming your favourite shows poolside in the afternoon, or instantly posting a stunning sunset picture to social media.

No matter where you are, or where you’re heading, you can request whatever your heart desires, whether that be sunscreen by the pool, coffee or a cocktail on your balcony, or pizza as you watch Princess’s hallmark Movies Under the Stars™. And if shopping is your pleasure, put your credit card safely away because MedallionPay™ has you covered, allowing you a TrulyTouchless™ experience when purchasing anything on the ship – and in select ports, you can even use your Medallion device to shop ashore!

There are many ways you can access all the features MedallionClass has to offer – via the MedallionClass app on your mobile device, your stateroom TV, portals located throughout the ship – or simply ask a friendly crew member, who’ll be able to do it all for you, wherever you are on board. After all, making sure you feel taken care of is what Princess is all about. Sailing to 330 destinations worldwide on 15 MedallionClass ships, for over 50 years Princess has provided guests with immersive holidays renowned for their signature features, such as world-class cuisine, live Broadway-style production shows and the ultimate in luxury and relaxation at the Lotus Spa®. And now, thanks to the award-winning Princess MedallionClass, everything you loved about a Princess cruise just got even better.

* Charges apply.

All images: Supplied.

This is a sponsored article produced in partnership with Princess Cruises.

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