What’s on the horizon for Princess Cruises?
In this episode we start our series “What’s the latest?” where we share what’s on the horizon for your favorite cruise line. We’ll kick off the series with Princess Cruises. In this series, we’ll talk about new ships, new itineraries, news, what the future holds for each line’s return to sailing, AND what we’re most excited about. For a more detailed look at each line,
For more detail, go back and listen to episode #103 – 5 Reasons to Cruise with Princess & Episode #27, Princess Cruises Profile breakdown.
We’ve got a summary of very cool things ahead for Princess Cruises below. We’ll talk about things we are excited about, and round out the podcast with a quick overview of how Princess will be handling their return to cruising.
New and/or cool itineraries:
These itineraries caught our attention, and look fantastic!
- 2022 Japan Itineraries are on sale
- 2022/2023 Antarctica now on sale.
Princess sails around the globe, but is known for their Alaska Itineraries. Also, MR, Europe and Caribbean.
Lady Luck onboard?
This news will please sports fans. In February, Princess Cruises announced sports betting at sea. For the first time ever, sports fans will have the opportunity to wager on sports from the comfort of their cruise ship. Princess Cruises today unveiled Ocean® Sportsbook, a new, real-time sports wagering option onboard its MedallionClass ships, giving guests the opportunity to bet on major sports competitions like professional* and college football, basketball, baseball and hockey as well as a wide variety of other exciting domestic and international events.
When the ship is in international waters, or wherever permitted by law, guests can use the MedallionClass app to wager on a host of major sports competitions, as well as place prop bets during live events taking place during their cruise. Guests also will have the opportunity to place bets on future competitions that occur well after their voyage.
Enchanted Princess℠: Enchanted shares the spectacular style and luxury of our fleet and introduces new attractions all her own. Princess say’s “Get ready for exquisite, one-of-a-kind dining experiences. The most pools and whirlpool hot tubs in our fleet. World-class entertainment venues hosting dazzling performances. As well as the breathtaking new Sky Suite, with expansive views from our largest balcony.”
Discovery Princess℠: Discovery is designed from the ground up with Princess MedallionClassTM and the final Royal-class ship, will continue to deliver an array of innovative new experiences. Enjoy 270-degree sweeping views from the largest balconies at sea, unwind in ultimate comfort at The Sanctuary, and indulge your senses with world-class dining options from Michelin-star chefs. Plus, Princess Live Entertainment presents spectacular new productions that can only be seen in our state-of-the-art Princess Theater. Princess’ sixth and final Royal-class ship. Setting sail in spring of 2022. Mexican Riv, CA coast and Alaska.
Wanderlust & Work: Super-Charged MedallionNet Redefining Remote Working on Princess Cruises MedallionClass® Ships
Princess Cruises is delivering super-charged 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.
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