Sailing Princess Cruises with Ocean Medallion – Princess Cruises newest feature is Ocean Medallion. The fast internet at sea and so much more!
This post is sponsored by Princess Cruises. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
If you follow me on Instagram you know that I was recently on a Caribbean Cruise with Princess Cruises. We sailed the Western Caribbean on their ship the Caribbean Princess which is one of their new Medallion Class ships.
So what is the Ocean Medallion? It is about the size of a quarter that you can wear on your lanyard that is provided. Or you can purchase a sport band, necklace, clip or even a bracelet once you are on board. Not only does it replace the old key card you are used to on a ship, it gives you access to the fastest wi-fi at sea, and opens up amazing possibilities all around the ship.
Let’s start with the wi-fi, because it is seriously impressive. Obviously my job is based on the internet, so that means that I need to have access to it to do my job. Sharing my recipes with you here, or posting on social media and answering any questions. I am always online. Not only was I able to be online the ENTIRE time we were on the ship, it was just as fast as when I am home!
And the most amazing part? It is reasonably priced! They have a few options for internet packages to buy, but the most expensive one connects up to 4 smart devices for the entire cruise and it was under $150. You can not beat that for your whole family to be able to stay connected while at sea.
When you register with Princess ahead of time, you receive your Ocean Medallion in the mail before you leave for your trip. That means when you arrive to check in, you pretty much just walk onto the ship. You do go through security, but that is about it. I have never had such an easy embarkation or debarkation process.
The Medallion has all of your information in the app, so you don’t need to carry around your credit card, ID, or passport with you. The same goes when you are getting on and off the ship at your ports. You just scan your medallion and off you go!
The Ocean Medallion has quite a few apps you can download to help you make the most of your trip. Not only can you order food and drinks to be delivered to you where ever you are on the ship, you can also play games, get a map of the ship so you are never lost, and even be able to find your friends and family around the ship.
If you are sitting by the pool, you can just pull up your app to order your bottle of water or Strawberry Margarita to be delivered right to you. It has never been easier to have a more relaxing and enjoyable vacation. The apps also have all the activities and everything going on around the ship, so you can pull it up to see where trivia is happening next, or where live music is happening and so much more.
Princess Cruises just announced they are expanding the Medallion Class into 6 additional ships in 2020! So that means so many more options for you to enjoy! The Ruby Princess will be the first Medallion Class ship sailing in Australia and New Zealand and Island Princess will sail first Medallion Class World Cruise. So you will be able to experience this amazing service all around the world!
The Ocean Medallion made cruising so easy. I was shocked how easy embarkation was. I think from the time we arrived at the port until we were in our room was about 20 minutes. You can not beat that! The internet made it so I could keep in touch with my family so easily, which can not be said for other ships. I can not wait until this is available every where, it is truly going to change cruising for the future.
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