Technology isn't something you typically find when you're in the middle of nowhere. And when we say nowhere, we're talking about the middle of the ocean, hundreds of miles from the nearest shore.
That's what makes Carnival Corporation's new Regal Princess cruise ship so remarkable. Known as the most "high-tech" cruise ship ever built, the Regal Princess is completely transforming the cruise experience.
Boasting 7,000 sensors, 650 wall-mounted touchscreens, over hundreds of Wi-Fi access points, private digital displays in each room, over 75 miles of colored cable, three massive antennas, and even the Ocean Medallion wearable for each passenger, this ship is capable of doing more than just cruising. It will make you rethink what's possible while out on the open water.
The primary key to the customer experience lies in the coin-sized wearable called Ocean Medallion. Upon boarding, each passenger is given one of these medallions, which serves as their room key, and can even tell the staff if you're celebrating a birthday, wedding, anniversary, or preferences for what drinks you like to order. Ocean Medallion can also monitor your kids' whereabouts and serve as your authentication while you book excursions, or make reservations at one of the restaurants.
While relaxing in your room, Ocean Medallion will sync with the Compass app to display announcements, or even control the media system. With no passwords or logins required to pull up the information you need at the drop of a hat, the Medallion is meant to make your entire experience seamless. Everything from navigating the ship to accessing your room or pausing the movie that's playing, can all take place without the hassle of switching to a different application.