Carnival Corporation announced the completion of an extensive multi-million-dollar upgrade of Cruise Terminal 2 at Port Everglades. Princess Cruises is the only cruise line to use Terminal 2 and the upgrades were part of the roll-out of Princess’s new Ocean Medallion program, featuring a more streamlined departure design, interactive experiences, movie theater and more comfortable pre-boarding areas transforming guests’ experience as they prepare to depart for their cruise vacation.
John Padgett, chief experience and innovation officer for Carnival Corporation said:
“When our guests arrive at the terminal excited about their cruise, that’s a great opportunity for us to begin immersing them in a more personalized and hassle-free vacation experience,”
“We have completely transformed the arrival so that our guests can board at a pace that’s more relaxed and convenient for them. Our focus is on the entire guest experience with a special emphasis on making the arrival experience exceptional. From guests’ homes through the cruise terminal and to their stateroom, every guest engagement is intended to maximize their vacation experience.”
A Carnival Corporation proprietary xIoT (Experiential Internet of Things) network, which is activated by the Ocean Medallion™ was included in the upgrades. As a result, guests sailing on Medallion Class ships will enjoy expedited boarding and a more personalized arrival experience as soon as they enter the terminal.
That includes interacting with their Ocean Tagalong™ on a gigantic LED screen (8′ 3″ tall by 53′ 5″ wide) that surrounds the Ocean Portal area where guests enter after clearing the security and check-in area.
Ocean Tagalongs are digital companions that guests create and personalize using the SocialOcean™ app – available for download through the Apple App Store and GooglePlay. Guests can select from among three sea creatures – Sea Turtle, Seahorse or Butterfly Fish – to best reflect their personality or mood, then further customize their Ocean Tagalong by body shape, color, pattern, markings and more.
Guests will also ave access to Carnival Corporation’s new MedallionNet™, a high-speed Internet connection offering the best Wi-Fi experience in the cruise industry. MedallionNet provides cruise guests in the terminal and onboard Medallion Class ships with easy-to-access Wi-Fi that features exceptional speeds and bandwidth and pervasive signal strength throughout the ship.
On the first floor, guests also can relax in the OceanView Theater, featuring the award-winning, originally produced Ocean Original travel series that debuted last year on television and is now also available througg Carnival Corporations own streaming channel OceanView.
The terminal’s second level offers picturesque views of Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway and the magnificent Princess Cruises ships docked for departure.
The 141,000-ton Regal Princess will be the first ship to depart from the newly redesigned terminal, as she begins a series of preview cruises introducing Ocean Medallion Vacations.
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