Wearable Technology

What's New in Technology on Princess Cruises-Ocean Medallion

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There are a lot of changes happening in the cruise industry regarding technology and it is all coming at a very rapid pace. Many of the major cruise lines have rolled out various versions of wearable mobile devices that will provide the passenger with a better cruise experience. The companies say they are using technology to reduce the most common passenger complaints and make these huge floating vacation cities feel more personal.


Princess Cruise Lines has introduced a wearable medallion technology that is very easy to wear, use and integrate with almost all aspects while onboard ship. This innovative technology enhances the cruise experience and makes it easier than ever to enjoy every moment of a vacation. Here are just a few things you can use the device for while onboard:

  • Shrink the check in & boarding process from 1 hour to 10 minutes

  • Open your stateroom door

  • Make excursion reservations

  • WiFi connected at all times

  • Allow you to make dinner reservations

  • Gamble anywhere on the ship

  • Review daily activities the ship has to offer

  • Make a spa appointment

  • Orders cocktails poolside without getting up from your lounge chair

  • Shop & purchase items in any boutique onboard ship

  • Address travelers by name on ships carrying thousands of passengers

  • Contact & track your friends and family while onboard ship

Princess Cruise Lines and its parent company Carnival Corporation have been one of the first and forward thinking in this whole process of rolling out technology to the cruise industry. There is a lot of growth in the coming years. Cruising is a very popular way to vacation & getting bigger each year. The technology trend coincides with a period of projected growth in the industry. About 27 million people took a cruise in 2018, up from 20.5 million in 2013. A 25% increase in just five years.

Carnival projects that there will be 40 million cruise passengers by 2028. Carnival, which owns nine lines and represents about half of the global cruise industry in number of passengers, has ordered 20 ships to be delivered by the end of 2025. So let’s take a look at what Princess’ wearable technology can do for you, the guest.

It All Begins with a Medallion


The complementary OceanMedallion™ is the size of a quarter and can be worn in a variety of ways: in a clip, sportsband, bracelet, or pendant. It’s your key to opening doors: to your stateroom and a world of possibilities aboard your ship.

Your OceanMedallion™ is a revolutionary, "wearable" device that enables an entirely new level of service and personalized attention. Experience Princess MedallionClass™ with your OceanMedallion™ and speed up embarkation, unlock stateroom doors, order food and drinks to your location and so much more.

From Curbside to Poolside in a Breeze


Start your vacation sooner by getting OceanReady® at home. By completing all the steps ahead of time and having your OceanMedallion™️ shipped directly to your U.S. residence, you’ll get through embarkation faster and enjoy more time at the pool, spa or bar. (If you live outside the U.S., you can still get OceanReady, but pick up your Medallion™ at the port.)

With OceanReady® boarding is a breeze. Learn how to upload your passport and other travel documents, take your security photo in advance and pre-order your OceanMedallions to arrive before you leave home. OceanReady® shifts you into vacation mode faster than ever before thanks to a streamlined arrival process that lets you board more quickly.

Stay Connected While at Sea


MedallionNet™ delivers Wi-Fi wherever you are, letting you stream your favorite shows, movies, music and sports. Stay connected to the internet everywhere on board so you can text, post photos, video chat and more. Access the internet everywhere on board so you can text, post photos, video chat and stream your favorite shows, movies, music and sports with ease.

Experience the best wifi at sea with MedallionNet™! We offer the fastest wifi on the high seas making it easier for you to stream movies, stay connected on social media and even text with friends and family on board with you! Our internet is fast and affordable and can be pre-purchased before you even step on board!

Drinks Find You Wherever You Are

With OceanNow™, you can order drinks from your device to your location. Your Medallion tells crew members where you are and sends them directly to you so you won't miss a moment of relaxation and enjoyment.

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Find Your Friends, Family and Way Around the Ship

Think of OceanCompass™ like your personal interactive navigator, ready to guide you to where you want to go and help you easily locate and chat with friends and family anywhere on board. Available on your smart device and on portals throughout the ship.

Locating members of your travel party is a snap using the Shipmates feature of the OceanCompass app. You can use Shipmates on your own smart device or on select portals around the ship. You can also text message each other around the ship!

Access Valuable info Easily

Use OceanConcierge™️ as your go-to source for everything from planning events and activities to browsing restaurant menus and reviewing the ship’s itinerary. You can even see your stateroom account.

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View Free Original Travel Shows

Satisfy your wanderlust with epic adventures and heart-warming stories from around the world. Watch Ocean Originals TV series, including Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin and Good Spirits, on your stateroom TV or anywhere on the ship using OceanView® mobile. Tune in to Ocean Stories to watch four new programs designed to highlight the wonders of cruising, and why it’s the best way to see and learn about the world. Good Spirits™, Ocean Treks™ with Jeff Corwin, The Voyager™ with Josh Garcia and Vacation Creation™ each offer an intimate look into sea travel and the powerful ways it connects people, places and cultures around the world. Plus enjoy two direct-to-digital streaming original series, "GO" and "Local Eyes".

Ocean Stories can also be seen on OceanView™, which features all six Ocean Originals TV series available today on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and stateroom TVs with an app.

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Play for Cash Anywhere On Board

You don’t need to do your gaming in the casino to win big. With Ocean® Casino, you can wager real money on slots, poker, bingo, roulette and more. Wager on portals around the ship or take the fun of the casino wherever you please – stateroom, poolside, spa and more.

Audio Descriptive: https://youtu.be/JxspM8nW8vs With Ocean®Casino you can wager on portals around the ship or take the fun of the casino wherever you please - stateroom, poolside, spa and more! Our practice mode uses virtual money so you can get to know our casino games from home or even on board when the ship's casino is closed.

So with so much technology to offer on your next Princess Cruise, contact TeamTullyTravel to make your next special occasion a memorable one.