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Princess Cruises' Dine My Way – Highly Personalized & Flexible Dining

Princess OceanMedallion Dine My Way Princess’ OceanMedallion program already gives guests ultra-fast WiFi at sea, the ability to access staterooms, make onboard purchases, book excursions, and more, right from a smartphone.  While cruising has been paused, Princess Cruises certainly hasn’t stopped moving forward.  As part of the MedallionClass experience available on all Princess ships, guests can now use a mobile device (or other means) to arrange dining for their entire cruise, and flexibility is the name of the game... read more

March 2020 - Sail the Western Caribbean on the New Sky Princess $569pp

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Usually when new ships come out it means paying a premium to sail on them.  While casually browsing though, we found that the March 8 Wester Caribbean Sky Princess sailing has insides starting at just $569 per person.  That's $81 per person per night for a new ship on a premium line.  CruiseHabit contributor Ric just got off Sky Princess and was wowed by the quality of ingredients in the food, the number of great spaces in The Piazza, as well as the friendly service.  If you don't have the vacation time to make this happen, you'll be glad to know that Sky Princess has MedallionNet, part of the new Ocean Medallion technology initiative, so the internet is fast, reliable, and surprisingly inexpensive (starting at just $9/day).

Shipboard Internet Gets Faster & More Affordable on More Ships

Princess MedallionNet - High-Speed Internet at SeaMedallionNet, Princess Cruises' high speed shipboard internet/WiFi service, part of the Ocean Medallion program is itself picking up steam.  While available only on Regal Princess just months ago, the service, allowing guests fast and affordable internet access, as well as a number of guest experience enhancements, is now available on four Princess ships, and will soon be available on a total of ten ships - nine of them before the end of 2019... read more

Princess' Ocean Medallions - Tech, service, and likely some skeptical passengers

Imagine you walk into a port ready to cruise and you're greeted by name.  The check-in process you're used to has transformed into a seamless stroll onto the ship.  Once onboard every crew member knows your preferences, you never have to unlock your door or turn on a light, and the idea of handing over a card for a purchase seems pedestrian and laborious.  At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, Carnival Corporation announced their new Ocean Medallions, which promise just this on your next cruise experience.