In a world where working remotely has become commonplace out of necessity, Princess Cruises is delivering fast and reliable internet connectivity by leveraging a new constellation of satellites to offer the ultimate remote workstation – an office at sea.
Upon its return to service, every Princess cruise ship in the global fleet will feature land-like connectivity as part of its MedallionNet Wi-Fi service, making available remote working, distance learning, and the opportunity to securely conduct important transactions, all while enjoying the most picturesque video call backdrops.
Each Princess MedallionClass ship transmits enough bandwidth per vessel to guarantee a superior connection for each guest and the personal device they are using. MedallionNet’s seamless integration ensures guests can work from their deck chairs as efficiently and effectively as in their office, with access to their cloud-based enterprise applications such as storage, video conferencing and email. With a wireless access point in every stateroom, as well as all public areas, guests can move freely around the ship as they work without any signal drops.
Tony Roberts, vice president Princess Cruises UK & Europe, said:
“MedallionNet has set the industry standard for Wi-Fi at sea, as it enables guests to stay connected with friends, family and colleagues back home whilst also enjoying the best that a Princess Cruise has to offer.
Over the past year there has been a dramatic shift to remote work and it is predicted that hybrid working will soon become the norm. This gives people the opportunity to live life in a different way, as they have the ability to work from anywhere that has internet access. An office at Sea has never been more feasible, and certainly will be very desirable to many.”
“As an Internet person who lives her entire life online, I was thoroughly impressed with MedallionNet,” said Chelsea Lankford, creator of fashion and lifestyle blog Truelane. “I’m always impressed by its reliability. I’ve published blog posts, uploaded videos, and streamed Netflix in the middle of the ocean without a glitch.”
In late 2021, Princess connectivity partner – SES – will begin to launch a new constellation of satellites that will further super-charge MedallionNet and offer guests the best connectivity possible at sea.
The unmatched bandwidth capacity not only delivers superior Wi-Fi service levels, it also powers the Princess MedallionClass experience onboard. The cruise line’s award-winning OceanMedallionTM, the most advanced wearable device in the global hospitality industry, replaces the traditional cruise card to significantly expand touch-free options and personalisation on board.
Working professionals will appreciate features and amenities such as:
· Keyless stateroom entry
· On demand food, drinks, and retail items delivered anywhere onboard while you continue work or lead a video conference call
· Friends and family locator or chat function to find your travel partner when work is complete
Guests can enjoy fast, reliable and unlimited MedallionNet Wi-Fi as part of Princess Cruises’ all-inclusive Summer Seacations this summer. From July through to September, MedallionClass ships Regal Princess and Sky Princess will sail roundtrip from Southampton on scenic cruises and voyages with stops in UK ports, with itineraries ranging from three to seven nights.
Princess also recently expanded its Book with Confidence policy which now allows guests the flexibility to change their holiday plans 30 days before the day of departure, receiving cancellation fees as a future cruise credit. This flexible booking option is available for any cruise bookings made through June 30, 2021, on voyages departing through Oct 31, 2021.
Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 0344 338 8663 or by visiting the company’s website at princess.com.
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