Carnival introduces Ocean Medallion.

Carnival inc. is today to intoriduce the ocean medallion. A new interactive, wearable personal device. 

The device makes use of the ‘internet of things’ to provide a personalised concierge approach to guests onboard and, in home port, shoreside experiences. 

The medallion can be worn on the wrist or round the neck or indeed carried in a pocket or wallet. The technology is no tap and requires no charging. 

The technology is to be introduced today at CES in Las Vegas and will appear on Princes cruises late 2017 and early 2018, before eventually being rolled out across all then Carnival brands.  

I look forward to seeing it in action, but don’t like the idea of a wearable device. I do look forward to reading more and eventually experiencing this new customer enhancing experience. 

Original press release

Getting here wasn’t half the fun, but not too bad at all. 

We flew from manchester airport with Thomas cook last Sunday. Traveling through somewhere as noisy, busy and crazy as an airport with an autistic child didn’t look like fun. 

Luckily Thomas Cook and Manchester Airport made it so easy! We checked in the night before so could just turn up at the airport and clear security the morning of our flight. 

Manchester airport operate an autism friendly service, to apply you need to email customer services who send you out a pack and identifying wristband. This allows the whole family to use the fast tack through security cutting your waiting time down to near enough zero. 
The flight was brilliant, the refurbished a330 was comfortable and even my 6’3″ husband had tons of leg room. The food was some of the best we’ve ever had and the entertainment system slick and with a good selection of films and tv. 10 hours went better than could be expected. 

On arrival we were paged and escorted straight to immigration and through in under 20 minutes. We landed at 11:40, by 2pm we were sat by the pool enjoying a tray of wings and drinks!

Between Thomas cook and manchester airport our getting to the west coast was easy peasy. 

Getting ready to fly. 

Not long now and the CunardCritic team and kids will be heading to the USA! 

Flying this weekend to Las Vegas; we will be visiting the Titanic exhibition at the Luxor before heading to LA to visit the original Queen Mary. 

We are flying then to New York to join QM2 to Southampton via Halifax. 

Join us as we spend two weeks enjoying sun, sea and ships!