GOLDEN PRINCESS FIRST AUSTRALIAN SHIP TO FEATURE ‘BEST WI-FI AT SEA’ MELBOURNE-BASED SHIP TO BE ACTIVATED WITH MEDALLIONNET DURING 2019-20 SEASON

GOLDEN PRINCESS FIRST AUSTRALIAN SHIP TO FEATURE ‘BEST WI-FI AT SEA’ MELBOURNE-BASED SHIP TO BE ACTIVATED WITH MEDALLIONNET DURING 2019-20 SEASON

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MEDALLIONNET TECHNOLOGY EXPANDS TO MORE THAN HALF THE PRINCESS FLEET

Princess Cruises, the world’s largest international premium cruise line, announced today that MedallionNet- The Best Wi-Fi at Sea, will be available onboard Australian homeported Golden Princessfrom 20 December 2019 during the line’s 2019/2020 summer season.

Cruising out of Melbourne, guests onboard Golden Princess will be the first to enjoy the benefits of fast, reliable, and unlimited internet service locally as they sail on itineraries to New Zealand, South Australia and the South Pacific.

“We’re delighted to announce that Golden Princess will feature MedallionNet -  the fastest internet at sea.” Said Princess Cruises Sales and Marketing Director, Nick Ferguson.

“Guests sailing on itineraries out of Melbourne over the 2019/2020 season will be able enjoy access to the internet at speeds that equal or exceed what they experience on land. We know travel agents will also be excited by the local rollout of this upgraded technology - making it exceptionally easy for guests to share photos, videos and messages during their holiday."

Australian guests eager to experience MedallionNet before it reaches Australian shores can book fly-cruise itineraries onboard the recently activated Ruby Princess sailing Alaska or Regal Princess sailing the Baltic before each ship makes their respective maiden Australian arrivals in 2019 and 2020. The 113,000-tonne, 3084-guest Ruby Princess will arrive in Australia MedallionNet ready on 23 October 2019 - sailing alongside Majestic Princess for line’s biggest Australian season in history.  A year later, Regal Princess will form part of Sydney’s record season by calling the region home from 2 December 2020 and marking the first time in history that Princess Cruises has deployed two Royal-Class ships from the same homeport outside the Caribbean.

This year, over half the Princess fleet will be MedallionNet enabled, expanding to a further five ships;  Coral Princess (April 5)and Island Princess(May 15) in time for the Alaska season, Crown Princess(June 30) and Emerald Princess(August 3) for sailings through Europe and on Sky Princess (October 12). MedallionNet is also currently available on Caribbean Princess and Royal Princess.

 

For interviews or additional media requests, please contact:

 

Meg Koffel – Princess Cruises
Meg.Koffel@ princesscruises.com.au

+614 81 437 735

Jaye Gilroy – Princess Cruises

Jaye.Gilroy@princesscruises.com.au

+614 34 601 927

 

About Princess Cruises
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is the fastest growing international premium cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year to 380 destinations around the globe, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England, Antarctica and World Cruises. A team of professional destination experts have curated 170 itineraries, ranging in length from three to 111 days and Princess Cruises is continuously recognized as “Best Cruise Line for Itineraries.” 
  

In 2017 Princess Cruises, with parent company Carnival Corporation, introduced MedallionClass Vacations enabled by the OceanMedallion, the vacation industry’s most advanced wearable device, provided free to each guest sailing on a MedallionClass ship. The award-winning innovation offers the fastest way to a hassle-free, personalized vacation giving guests more time to do the things they love most. MedallionClass Vacations will be activated on five ships by the end of 2019. An activation plan will continue across the global fleet in 2020 and beyond.   

Princess Cruises continues its multi-year, “Come Back New Promise” – a $450 million-dollar product innovation and cruise ship renovation campaign that will continue to enhance the line’s onboard guest experience. These enhancements result in more moments of awe, lifetime memories and meaningful stories for guests to share from their cruise vacation. The product innovations include partnerships with award-winning Chef Curtis Stone; engaging entertainment inspired shows with Broadway-legend Stephen Schwartz; immersive activities for the whole family from Discovery and Animal Planet that include exclusive shore excursions to onboard activities; the ultimate sleep at sea with the award-winning Princess Luxury Bed and more. 

Three new Royal-class ships are currently on order with the next new ship under construction, Sky Princess, scheduled for delivery in October 2019, followed by Enchanted Princess in June 2020. Princess previously announced that two new (LNG) ships which will be the largest ships in the Princess fleet, accommodating approximately 4,300 guests are planned for delivery in 2023 and 2025.  Princess now has five ships arriving over the next six years between 2019 and 2025. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK). 

 

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