When Princess Cruises launched their MedallionClass ships, we knew that cruising on board would be a completely different experience from what it was before. The experience begins with your OceanMedallion, a coin-sized wearable device that enables you to enjoy touchless boarding as well as finding your friends and family whilst onboard. MedallionClass ships also include a number of other features, including;
- Touchless embarkation and disembarkation
- Keyless stateroom entry
- Completely contactless commerce
- Simplified safety training
- On-demand food, beverages and retail items delivered anywhere onboard
- Guest service requests via mobile device chat
- Location-based gaming and wagering
- Entertainment content via smart devices
Princess is constantly looking for ways to develop their MedallionClass ships and has revealed another flexible enhancement, Dine My Way, that makes it easy for guests to pre-plan and tailor their dining experiences and pairs with the OceanNow on-demand service to offer the ultimate in onboard dining flexibility and convenience.
Dine My Way gives guests the freedom to make reservations in onboard dining rooms and speciality restaurants at times they prefer and with whom they wish to dine. Dine My Way also helps to optimise capacities in dining rooms and restaurants onboard, manage wait times and gives guests significantly more flexibility.
When making a reservation, guests will be able to:
- Add additional friends or family members with whom they are travelling
- Select their preferred pace of dining (relaxed, quick)
- Indicate their desired seating location (near the window, close to the entrance) in the Ocean profile
- Share dietary preferences and allergen information
- Pick the same venue and dining time each night
“We believe guests are going to love the control and customisation Dine My Way offers,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “Instead of restricting dining choices during the pandemic, we’ve been able to expand the options for our guests and thanks to the unique, innovative capabilities of the OceanMedallion, reduce wait times and eliminate the need to stand in line.”
In addition, Princess’ OceanNow on-demand menu has been expanded to include entrees and beverage options from restaurants throughout the ship with guest’s requests delivered directly to their location. OceanNow orders can be made using the MedallionClass app on a smart device, via the stateroom TV, or by having a crew member place the order on the guest’s behalf.
OceanNow will also include many expanded personalisation options so guests can order their favourite coffee, select steak sauce toppings and choose pizza condiments, providing more customisation than ever.
“Guests have always appreciated the convenience of OceanNow, and because the pandemic has expanded people’s use of on-demand direct delivery services, we think even more guests will embrace the ability to order what they desire and have it delivered to them wherever they are on board,” notes Mario Siebaldi, Princess Cruises senior vice president of Guest Experience. “It not only prevents unnecessary queuing, more importantly, it elevates the guest experience.”
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