When the ship is in international waters or wherever permitted by law, guests can use the MedallionClass app to wager on a variety of major sports competitions and place prop bets at live events during their cruise. Guests also have the option to place bets on future competitions that will take place long after their trip.
"Princess MedallionClass cruises allow our guests to stay connected with their friends and family around the world. With Ocean Sportsbook, they can now stay connected with their favorite teams and bet on a variety of events when they sail with us" , he said Jan Swartz, President of Princess Cruises. "A cruise vacation no longer means being away from a big game, a cult event, or friends and family."
With more than $ 20 billion Sports betting has seen exceptional growth in bets placed on US sports betting in the past two years and is expected to exceed it $ 155 billion until 2024.1
Ocean Sportsbook was developed in collaboration with software developer Miomni and will be available on all Princess MedallionClass ships after approval for recommissioning in 2021. The new sportsbook is part of Ocean Casino – a digital experience that allows bets to be placed outside the casino booth, by the pool, in the spa and more – a selection of games including blackjack, slots, poker, roulette, bingo, keno and lottery.
Princess MedallionClass vacations are made possible by the award-winning OceanMedallionTM, a wearable device that enhances the customer experience, offers high levels of service and personal attention on a large scale, and offers elite-level bandwidth with MedallionNet powered by SES, which enables improved connected experiences like Ocean Sportsbook.
"A fully connected guest experience now extends well beyond a superior Wi-Fi position, and Ocean Sportsbook reinforces the unparalleled position MedallionClass occupies in the industry," he said John Padgett, Chief Experience and Innovation Officer of Carnival Corporation. "Bets are now seamlessly integrated into the overall guest experience in digital and physical interactions, all of which are supported by the OCEAN Guest Experience Platform."
Princess MedallionClass Vacations can not only be used anywhere, but is also characterized by contactless entry and exit, smooth trading and keyless entry to the cabin. Additional contactless features that can be accessed via smartphones and tablets include the provision of on-demand services on board; Pathfinding; Family and friend search; Debut films and live TV; an interactive planner for events and activities; and interactive fun.
* Due to Carnival Corporation's affiliation with the Miami Heat, no bets can be placed on NBA events related to the Heat in the Ocean Sportsbook.
1 https://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/29174799/sports-betting-growth-us-extraordinary and https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/07/26 /1892289/0/de/Research-US-155-49-Bn-for-Sports-Betting-Market-Size-2019-Growing-at-8-83-CAGR-Through-2024.html
About Princess Cruises:
Princess Cruises, one of the most recognizable names in the world of cruises, is the world's leading premium international cruise company, operating a fleet of 14 modern cruise lines and transporting two million guests to 380 destinations around the world each year, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/.New Zealand, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/ New England, Antarctica and World Cruises. A team of professional travel destination experts has put together 170 itineraries ranging in length from three to 111 days. Princess Cruises is consistently recognized as "Best Cruise Line for Itineraries". In 2017, Princess Cruises partnered with parent company Carnival Corporation to launch MedallionClassVacations, activated by theOceanMedallion, the vacation industry's most advanced portable device, made available free of charge to every guest sailing on a MedallionClassship. Award-winning innovation offers the fastest route to an effortless, personalized vacation, leaving guests more time to do the things they love most. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE / LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK).
SOURCE Princess Cruises