Princess Cruises announces expansion of MedallionNet WiFi to seven more ships

Princess Cruises has announced that MedallionNet, its high-speed onboard WiFi, will be available on seven more ships by the end of 2020, bringing the total fleet roll out to 15 vessels.

MedallionNet is currently available on eight ships including Regal Princess, which will cruise from Dubai in 2020. Princess has also previously announced the new WiFi will be introduced on seven other ships, including Grand Princess and Island Princess, which will both cruise from Dubai in 2021.

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The fleet-wide rollout will continue throughout 2020 on a further six ships as follows:

The 2,600-guest Grand Princess on February 21. The ship will then sail on a number of different sailings to the Pacific coast, Hawaii and Alaska.

The 2,670-guest Diamond Princess on March 15 as it sails throughout Asia and Japan on a variety of departures from Tokyo, Kobe, Taipei and Singapore.

The 3,560-guest Majestic Princess on April 18. The ship will spend the year sailing on voyages across Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

The 2,600-guest Star Princess on June 12 as it departs San Francisco on summer sailings in Alaska.

The 3,660-guest Enchanted Princess when she enters service in June. The ship will officially launch in Southampton, followed by an inaugural season in the Mediterranean.

The 2,670-guest Sapphire Princess on July 27 before departing on voyages across Japan, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Regal Princess will have the new tech on-board when she cruises from Dubai

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The other ships which currently feature MedallionNet are Caribbean Princess, Regal Princess, Royal Princess, Ruby Princess, Coral Princess and Emerald Princess. The enhanced WiFi will also be available on Sky Princess when the ship launches in October this year.

“The expansion of MedallionNet, the best WiFi at sea, means more guests than ever before can stay connected whenever and wherever they are in a fast, affordable and reliable way,” said Tony Roberts, Vice President, Princess Cruises UK & Europe.

“MedallionNet offers a new way for us to exceed guest expectations by giving them the freedom to control just how much or little they connect to stream movies, music and sports and share those once-in-a-lifetime holiday moments with friends and family back home,” he added.

Princess previously announced the dates when seven more ships will become OceanMedallion-activated vessels. These are:

·        Sky Princess on its launch in October 2019
·        Ruby Princess on January 27, 2020
·        Grand Princess on March 29, 2020
·        Enchanted Princess on June 15, 2020
·        Emerald Princess on August 16, 2020
·        Coral Princess on October 16, 2020
·        Island Princess on December 20, 2020

The multi-award winning OceanMedallion, which is the same size as a 10p piece, has been designed to deliver an entirely new level of service and create a holiday that is more simple, effortless and personalised.

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