Carnival to Introduce Wearable Tech to its Cruise Ships

Tyrone Stewart

Sea Boat ShipThe world’s largest travel leisure company Carnival Corporation is set to introduce a new way to navigate its cruise ships. The Ocean Medallion, a wearable chip enabling customers aboard the ships to enter their rooms, order food and drinks, navigate the ship and more, will be introduced to the Princess Cruises brand in November 2017.

The chip is delivered to customers before the board the ship so that they can personalise their trip. It then introduces customers to the ship’s features once onboard. These features include Ocean Compass, to navigate the ship; stateroom access, so the guest can access their room; and Here and Now, so guests can have food delivered to their current location.

"We are in the business of providing our guests incredible vacation experiences that create memories that they will cherish for a lifetime," said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises.  "Ocean Medallion Class will deliver an elevated cruise vacation experience by connecting people, places and cultures from around the world in a more profound way.”