Live from the Regal Princess First Ocean Medallion Cruise November 13 2017

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#21
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Originally posted by thefloridacruiser
Somebody posted an unboxing of the medallion on youtube the other day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RluBeTcvkQQ&t=3s
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Originally posted by thefloridacruiser
Somebody posted an unboxing of the medallion on youtube the other day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RluBeTcvkQQ&t=3s


Thanks for posting this! Part of me kinda wishes you would just have one OM you use for all your cruises. Seems kind of wasteful to get a new one each cruise.

Can’t wait to try this out, guess I’m gonna have to go find us an OM to book! Sadly I don’t think our PC cruise on the Coral in 19 will have it.
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#23
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Originally posted by Steelers0854
Thanks for posting this! Part of me kinda wishes you would just have one OM you use for all your cruises. Seems kind of wasteful to get a new one each cruise.

Can’t wait to try this out, guess I’m gonna have to go find us an OM to book! Sadly I don’t think our PC cruise on the Coral in 19 will have it.
I agree. Especially since its all electronic and you put in most of the info before the cruise.

Looking forward to it as well. Looks like fun!
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Originally posted by greenie082756
I agree. Especially since its all electronic and you put in most of the info before the cruise.

Looking forward to it as well. Looks like fun!
I think they have a battery inside them so I’m guessing they have a limited life.
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Originally posted by greenie082756
I agree. Especially since its all electronic and you put in most of the info before the cruise.

Looking forward to it as well. Looks like fun!
Nothing you enter actually goes into the device. The device simply contains an ID which is linked to your information on a server. You actually should not need to consistently reenter information because of this. They just assign the new device to your account information on the server. This is also how they can just give you a new one if you lose it on board.
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Looking forward to following along. Just don’t forget to have FUN FUN and more Fun.....
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#28
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I'm looking at the webcam right now showing the Regal, and the only cabin lights on appear to be mid aft on the Dolphin deck. Perhaps those are the cabins selected for the test before the whole ship go live?
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I tip my cap to those who like to be the Guinna pigs for something new on a cruise ship . Throughout our long life we have learned (the hard way) to avoid being the first for most things. We just got off the Regal last Sunday and did chat with one of the contractors who was aboard to work on some of the new systems. It will be very interesting to see how it all works...or if there will be a 1000 screaming passengers yelling "we can't get into our cabin."

Although I am old (probably ancient) I love new tech. But I am yet to be convinced that the medallions will benefit cruisers as much as the cruise lines who will now be able to track everyone's spending patterns, habits, etc. Think about being in a bar. Now, I have to pull out my cruise card to pay for a drink. With a medallion I will not have to pull out a card. That sure sounds like amazing progress worth millions.

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Originally posted by 1emerald1
I'm looking at the webcam right now showing the Regal, and the only cabin lights on appear to be mid aft on the Dolphin deck. Perhaps those are the cabins selected for the test before the whole ship go live?


Nope the cabins in the pilot are mainly forward and mid ship from what we’ve heard. Ours is a forward port Marina deck.


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Originally posted by Steelers0854
Part of me kinda wishes you would just have one OM you use for all your cruises. Seems kind of wasteful to get a new one each cruise.
Excellent idea!
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Our view isn’t the greatest since we’re only on the 3rd floor. Strange to see Regal docked overnight here!.


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#33
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Hi, John. Will be an avid follower of your Ocean Medallion tales (and love anything to do with Regal Princess anyway). Thanks for taking the time!

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Originally posted by mcg1313
Claire and I are about to embark on our 27 day (maybe more) adventure on or favorite Princess Ship.
The beautiful Regal Princess will shine as the first of a long line of Ocean Medallion Class Cruise Ships. We don't exactly know what is in store for us but are looking forward with baited breath to the possibilities of new adventures, old friends and another dose of "come back new" and "Escape completely".
We look forward to seeing you there (or telling you about our experience) as we make History as the first (paying) passengers on the seas of new possibilities for fun, fun and did I mention fun!
We will sign in LIVE at our first opportunity and share our adventure.
Join in the conversation, ask questions, answer them I you can. This is my first time doing this and I will try to get the answers you need and, as just a passenger, unravel the unknown wonders of these first cruises.

2 day and counting,

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#34
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I'm looking forward to seeing how the OM is working. We sail on the TA in April so hopefully the whole ship will be operational by that time.
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#35
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Originally posted by 1emerald1
I'm looking at the webcam right now showing the Regal, and the only cabin lights on appear to be mid aft on the Dolphin deck. Perhaps those are the cabins selected for the test before the whole ship go live?
I was told by the concierge a couple days ago that the medallion will be tested on the rooms in the 200's-300's, but she didn't say which deck. She also said that about 100 people will have them.
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I was able to create an account on the Ocean Compass website, but it won't allow me to enter my upcoming cruise booking number. Well I can enter it, but it says: Unfortunately, your reservation wasn't found. Called the number for OM Concierge. She said they were still working on it and hadn't released it yet. She was surprised that I had found it.
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Originally posted by drpack
I was able to create an account on the Ocean Compass website, but it won't allow me to enter my upcoming cruise booking number. Well I can enter it, but it says: Unfortunately, your reservation wasn't found. Called the number for OM Concierge. She said they were still working on it and hadn't released it yet. She was surprised that I had found it.
Is this is?

https://www.ocean.com/ocean/compass
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Originally posted by jimbri
Looking forward to your review!

Following with interest !


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