Additional 6 Princess Cruises ships will offer the MedallionClass Vacations of Princess next year, the first time the cruise line is sailing to Australia and New Zealand, as well as a world cruise with MedallionClass.
The vessels will be added beginning on January 27, 2020, with Ruby Princess. Then, the MedallionClass Experience will be rolled out through the rest of 2020 with Grand Princess on March 29, Enchanted Princess on June 15, Emerald Princess on August 16, Coral Princess on October 16, and Island Princess on December 20.
Ocean Medallion is a new generation wearable technology allowing passengers access to "virtual concierge" services and amenities, as well as interactive entertainment. The medallion is a small disk-shaped device (weight 51 grams, size of a US quarter dollar) that can be sent (for free) to every customer of the company. The medallion stores all the information provided by its owner - online uploaded, as well as real-time uploaded (during the cruise or whenever). It can be worn around the wrist, around the neck or loosely. No matter where it is, the medallion is always on and working.
Ocean Medallions are part of a local (shipboard) system, thus no extra fees are charged for using these devices. For implementing this wireless technology, all Carnival Corporation vessels were scheduled to undergo revamping for installing the required network of sensors and computing devices.