SINGAPORE, 9 April 2021: In a world where working online has
become commonplace out of necessity, Princess Cruises is delivering
supercharged 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 remote working, distance learning, and the
opportunity to securely conduct important transactions, available all while
enjoying the most picturesque video conference backdrop on the horizon
thousands of miles from home.
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,
videoconferencing, and email. And because there is an access point in every
stateroom, as well as all public areas, guests can move freely around the ship
as they work without any frustrating signal drops.
Based on Deloitte’s analysis, up to 47.8 million people in
the ASEAN-6 nations (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, and
Vietnam) could shift to working remotely over a multi-year time horizon.
Singapore and Malaysia have a potential remote workforce of
up to 45% and 26%, respectively, due to the relative dominance of service
industries — an at sea office has never been more feasible and certainly
remains very desirable to many.
In late 2021, Princess connectivity partner – SES – will
begin to launch a new constellation of satellites that will further supercharge
MedallionNet and offer guests the best connectivity possible at sea.
Princess Cruises’ MedallionClass ships are certainly an
added attraction for millennials and first-time cruisers, with something more
to offer return cruisers.
The unmatched bandwidth capacity not only delivers superior
Wi-Fi service levels but also powers the Princess MedallionClass experience
onboard. The cruise line’s award-winning OceanMedallion , the most advanced
wearable device in the global hospitality industry, replaces the traditional
cruise card to significantly expand touch-free options and personalisation on
Key features and amenities
Keyless stateroom entry.
On-demand food, beverage, 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.
When cruise vacations begin again, Princess will be ready to
take guests to the beaches of the Caribbean or Mexico, the awe-inspiring
scenery of Alaska, the iconic sites of Europe and the unparalleled California
Princess also recently expanded its Book with Confidence
policy which now allows guests the flexibility to change their vacation 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 30 June 2021, on voyages departing through 31 October
(Source: Your Stories Princess Cruises)