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  1. From a Carnival Corp press release: Carnival Corporation Recognized as CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree for OceanMedallion MIAMI, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced that it has been named a CES® 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree for the OceanMedallion™, the revolutionary wearable device that powers the breakthrough guest experience platform behind MedallionClass vacations. The prestigious CES Innovation Awards honor outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products and are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade media based on design, functionality, consumer appeal, engineering and how the products compare with competition. Originally unveiled by Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation, and championed by Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, at CES 2017, the Medallion™ device persistently connects a cruise guest's unique digital identity with an intelligent shipboard Experience Internet of Things (xIoT™) ecosystem to enhance guest-crew interactions and deliver a high level of personalized service on a large scale. The device enables all aspects of an elevated guest vacation including hassle-free payment, keyless, personalized stateroom access, frictionless embarkation, on-demand services and more. "Few accolades are as prestigious as the CES Innovation Awards and we are incredibly honored to receive this recognition for game-changing innovation," said John Padgett, chief experience and innovation officer for Carnival Corporation. "Rarer is for the travel industry to be driving the apex of applied innovation in the IoT space. This award helps to further validate that technology, particularly IoT, has endless application in the travel business to transform and maximize consumers' precious vacation time." The OceanMedallion and the company's xIoT currently are transforming vacations for all guests sailing on Caribbean Princess from Princess Cruises, one of Carnival Corporation's nine world-leading cruise line brands. Guests are enjoying an extensive portfolio of OceanMedallion-enabled features, specifically designed to enhance the vacation experience, including: Keyless Stateroom Access: Stateroom entry is a seamless experience where each guest is securely validated and the door automatically unlocks, with personalized greetings launching soon. OceanNow™: Using smart devices, guests have the ability to place a food or drink order and have it delivered directly to them in food and beverage locations throughout the ship. MedallionPay™: All guests use an easy and hassle-free payment experience enabling crew members to focus on guest service interactions. OceanCasino™: On smart devices and select portals, guests can wager real money on a portfolio of games, including slots, poker, bingo, roulette, keno and lottery from anywhere on board. OceanCompass™ featuring OceanNav™ and ShipMates: On select portals guests can use OceanNav for point-to-point wayfinding throughout the ship via an intelligent navigation assistant, and utilize ShipMates to easily locate friends, family and kids. JourneyView™: On portals throughout the ship, guests can access a real-time look at their itinerary, along with events and activities taking place during their cruise. OceanView™: Guests can stream more than 100 hours of award-winning Ocean Original travel content – which airs nationally on weekends on ABC and NBC – to their smart device anywhere on the ship at no cost. PlayOcean™: On portals located shipwide, guests are able to play family games, including trivia, word jumble, a matching game and Ocean Treks Adventure – an interactive, shipwide digital scavenger hunt. The CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by CTA, owner and producer of CES, the world's largest and most influential technology event. CTA has been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. Carnival Corporation's OceanMedallion™ will be on display in the Innovation Awards Showcase at the upcoming CES 2019, which will run January 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas. The complete list of CES 2019 Innovation Honorees, including product descriptions and photos, can be found at CES.tech/Innovation. For more information on OceanMedallion™, follow @OceanVacations on Twitter and use the hashtags #OceanMedallion and #MedallionClass.
  2. caribill

    Cabin Question on Upcoming Cruise

    Please be sure to come back and let us know what you are eventually assigned.
  3. caribill

    Golden Princess April Transpacific cruise

    This is not a roll call thread, so those on your roll call will not see this post.
  4. caribill

    Another Princess Cays questions..

    How late does the ship stay there? When be have been there, we usually had to leave the island by around 3 at the latest. Do be aware that lunch service may stop soon after 1 PM.
  5. caribill

    Gluten free menu

    There is not a specific gluten free menu although some items on the regular menu may be marked gluten free. The first evening meet with your headwaiter and explain your dietary needs. Each evening he will work with you with the next day's menus (B,L,D) to help find what items can be prepared gluten free. If you are eating in a specialty restaurant, go there the previous evening to speak with the headwaiter there. If you are eating in the buffet, speak with a supervisor there about what is gluten free.
  6. caribill

    Wait List

    You did not indicate when the cruise is. If it is in the next week or two, a cabin might not become available. If it is not yet final payment time, the chances are good you will get your cabin. Are you wait listed for just one type of cabin (for example: Balcony)?
  7. caribill

    Cabin Question on Upcoming Cruise

    I agree the OP will have one cabin for both segments. I am not sure though that there are any "behind the scenes" cabins waiting to be assigned. Princess may need to make a cabin available by making moveover or move down offers, have the upgrade fairy make a visit, or by passengers cancelling the cruise.
  8. And when only one medallion is in the cabin?
  9. caribill

    Live from the CB 11/11-25/2018

    Assuming you are Platinium or Elite: a) Was the unlimited Internet still at no cost? b) If not, when you signed on for your minutes was there an option to switch to unlimited at a reduced rate? c) If the unlimited was free, what level is it: social, surf or stream? Thanks
  10. What you are trying to do is embark at Port Canaveral and disembark in NYC. Not allowed without the ship stopping at a distant foreign port. What would be allowed is embarking at Port Canaveral and disembarking at the last foreign port on the itinerary (Cozumel) and fly home from there.
  11. If a closed circuit cruise (returning to the USA embarkation port), the ship must stop at any foreign port, thus Victoria qualifies for Alaska round trips out of Seattle. But if trying to sail from one USA port (Port Canaveral in this case) to another (NYC in this case), just any foreign port will not qualify. It has to be a "distant foreign port" which would mean one of the ABC Islands or any South American port. None of the foreign ports on this cruise is a "distant foreign port."
  12. Based on check-in areas with other cruise lines, I think you can get a better answer if you call NCL back during normal business hours and speak with someone knowledgeable about this. Flying cross country to find someone with any authority at check-in might not be the best answer.
  13. caribill

    Viking China (Part 2)

    We saw the Pandas at the zoo in Congqing. In USA zoos when we have seen Pandas they were just sleeping. In this visit, our Viking guide "bribed" the attendant to wake one up and feed him. Well worth the visit.