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So with Ocean Medallion People you cruise with know where you are & can find you....what if you don't want them to find you on a certain day @ a certain time...for privacy ....I know you can opt out but isn't that for the entire cruise or not ? Can you change the opt on & off during a cruise ?
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Originally posted by monakayk
So with Ocean Medallion People you cruise with know where you are & can find you....what if you don't want them to find you on a certain day @ a certain time...for privacy ....I know you can opt out but isn't that for the entire cruise or not ? Can you change the opt on & off during a cruise ?

Lots of threads on OM.
Here are 2 main ones.
Nobody really knows how it will turn out.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...cean+medallion
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...cean+medallion
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You can just wrap up your Medallion in some aluminum foil & no one will be able to see where the Medallion is located.
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If you are taking a nap and one of your friends looks on the touch screens and see's you are in stateroom; what is the big deal?
You do not have to accept a medallion; you can still you a key card.
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Originally posted by AF-1
If you are taking a nap and one of your friends looks on the touch screens and see's you are in stateroom; what is the big deal?
You do not have to accept a medallion; you can still you a key card.
Maybe they're not in their room & don't want to be found.
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Originally posted by AF-1
If you are taking a nap and one of your friends looks on the touch screens and see's you are in stateroom; what is the big deal?
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OK I just knew someone would ask me this question ....well it might be because DH & I just want "privacy" . Please don't suggest to us not to answer the door ..we wouldn't ....we would not want to explain why we didn't answer the door if friends casually asked..since they knew we were there. Very embarrassing.

???.....So if anyone knows for sure if this device can be turned off & on during the cruise ...it would be very much appreciated to have the answer.

Thanks in advance .
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Originally posted by monakayk
OK I just knew someone would ask me this question ....well it might be because DH & I just want "privacy" . Please don't suggest to us not to answer the door ..we wouldn't ....we would not want to explain why we didn't answer the door if friends casually asked..since they knew we were there. Very embarrassing.



???.....So if anyone knows for sure if this device can be turned off & on during the cruise ...it would be very much appreciated to have the answer.


Thanks in advance .
The way I understand it is that you have control over if other people can use that feature or not.
It may or may not be easy to turn the feature on and off....who knows can only be answered after the first cruise leaves in Nov.
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Originally posted by floridalover5623
The way I understand it is that you have control over if other people can use that feature or not.
It may or may not be easy to turn the feature on and off....who knows can only be answered after the first cruise leaves in Nov.


Thanks for this info . I assumed it had already been used on a ship already.
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Originally posted by monakayk
So with Ocean Medallion People you cruise with know where you are & can find you....what if you don't want them to find you on a certain day @ a certain time...for privacy ....I know you can opt out but isn't that for the entire cruise or not ? Can you change the opt on & off during a cruise ?
There are a bazillion rfid wallets:

https://www.amazon.com/Buxton-RFID-I...ds=rfid+wallet

Just take the medallion out when you wish to use it.

Nobody knows nothin'
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Originally posted by floridalover5623
You can just wrap up your Medallion in some aluminum foil & no one will be able to see where the Medallion is located.
Bring enough for a helmet too. You know you may be sailing in the proximity of the Bermuda Triangle.
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What do you not understand about OM starting in November? No one will know anything until then!

You've been on these boards enough to know it starts in November, on the Regal.
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Originally posted by Working 2 Cruise
What do you not understand about OM starting in November? No one will know anything until then!

You've been on these boards enough to know it starts in November, on the Regal.
Nina...you assume to much...if I knew that a ship has not used it yet I would not have asked this question. However since I post this thread/question... I have found out that info. No need for you being rude.
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Originally posted by Colo Cruiser
Nobody knows what it will do yet.
Thanks for this info . I assumed it had already been used on a ship already.
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Originally posted by monakayk
Thanks for this info . I assumed it had already been used on a ship already.

I just hope it's smooth in it's inception.
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You have to specifically allow another person, even your cabin mate, to be able to locate you with this feature. You do this using an interactive screen, either your own or one of many set up around the ship.

Of course the ship can locate you without your permission, but not other passengers.
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Originally posted by caribill
You have to specifically allow another person, even your cabin mate, to be able to locate you with this feature. You do this using an interactive screen, either your own or one of many set up around the ship.

Of course the ship can locate you without your permission, but not other passengers.
If you keep the medallion in a grid wallet, not even the ship will be able to locate you.
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Originally posted by monakayk
OK I just knew someone would ask me this question ....well it might be because DH & I just want "privacy" . Please don't suggest to us not to answer the door ..we wouldn't ....we would not want to explain why we didn't answer the door if friends casually asked..since they knew we were there. Very embarrassing.

???.....So if anyone knows for sure if this device can be turned off & on during the cruise ...it would be very much appreciated to have the answer.

Thanks in advance .
I suppose that the privacy question is like the old saying "if the cabin is rocking don't come knocking!"

The medallion is an RFID device and cannot be turned "off" as it is a passive device (no battery or power source). Due to privacy reasons one would have to authorize a specific pax to be able to see their location. This could be helpful for your partner or your offspring. But the key is you have to authorize it.

The ship can track individual pax but with 3000+ pax aboard, I don't think they have the will or time to do it. One can certainly defeat the device using an RFID blocking device such as a billfold etc. However you will have to take it out to open your cabin door or purchase a drink.

Incidentally I assume you do not have a cellphone as it provides your location to the cellphone tower and can be used by the authorities with legal authority. If you call 911 they will immediately know where you are located. Cellphones are active devices always sending out a signal to the cell tower.
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Thanks Everyone,

For all the helpful info. I really think this device will be great for my DH & I to keep up with each other easier on ships. I hope eventually all PCL ships will have them.
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Something to consider. On B2B cruises the passengers must all disembark at turnaround. There is almost always one or two who think this doesn't apply to them. All passengers are stuck waiting while these folks are laboriously tracked down by staff. It can mean a delay of an hour. With the Medallion staff can quickly and easily locate these folks thereby eliminating the unreasonable wait that all the rest of the passengers previously had to endure. I think it's great.
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