Royal Princess departing Port Everglades ©CruiseInd
RoyalPrincess departing Port Everglades 11/6/2016

LIVEBLOG: Carnival Corp’s CES Announcement

Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald will take the stage at CES in Las Vegas in a few hours. Make sure to keep this page open as we will be updating it with all the details as they are announced.

Watch a Replay of the Keynote


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And that concludes the liveblog. Thanks for following.

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November 12 2017 Carnival will launch medallions on Princess. Regal is the first ship to get this

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Ships will now feature Good Spirits lounge. A cross between the series featuring drinks form around the world that you can have at the bars on each ship

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Carnival will be creating three original series to bring knowledge of the cruise experience to people

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Difficulty with installation since ships are always running. You only have 10 days every three years to install the hardware. You’re also faced with cramped environments and harsh climates as well.

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Corporate security needs to be engineered into the core dna of the platform…..good point!

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As you walk to your door, the medallion is ready by the portal, portal then verifies with the main server that you are allowed in there and then the portal unlocks the door for you. It all takes seconds

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You dont need a phone tablet or computer, it’s all accessible through portals throughout the ship or on tv’s

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Ocean Medallions will take the service burden away from crew and allow them to interact alot more

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Looks like some of the sensors are already installed onboard. Could it be the Majestic Princess?

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Every guest will have an ocean concierge that will assist them with whatever they need onboard

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All clips shown are specifically onboard princess vessels. I knew it was coming to them first, but it might be exclusive to them for some time.

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It allows you to know everything that’s available. Allows us yo bring personalization to the next level.

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The video is a montage of people exploring various exotic locals. “Dreams, where will they take us. What happens when we get there”

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A video is playing of a girl walking through a barn, discovering old nautical memorabilia.

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Gary Shapiro of the Consumer Technology Association, the ones who run CES, first to the stage

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The event opens up at 8:30am Las Vegas Time at the Palazzo Ballroom in the Venetian Hotel