Major Upgrades for Princess Cruises Port Everglades Terminal

Port Everglades Terminal Upgrades
Photo Courtesy: Carnival Corporation

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.

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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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