Ocean Sportsbook available on all Princess MedallionClass ™ ships when resuming navigation
SANTA CLARITA, California, February 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – For the first time ever, sports fans will be able to bet on sports from the comfort of their cruise ship. Princess Cruises today unveiled Ocean® Sportsbook, a new real-time sports betting option aboard its MedallionClass ships, offering customers the ability to bet on major sports competitions such as professional * and college football, basketball, baseball and hockey, as well as than a wide variety of other exciting national and international events. events.
When the ship is in international waters, or wherever the law permits, passengers can use the MedallionClass app to bet on a multitude of major sporting competitions, as well as to place prop bets at events in live that take place during their cruise. Guests will also have the option to bet on future competitions that will run well after their trip.
“On Princess MedallionClass cruises, our passengers can stay connected with friends and family around the world, and now with Ocean Sportsbook, they can also stay connected to their favorite teams and bet on a multitude of events whenever they want. they sail with us “, said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises. “Taking a cruise vacation no longer means being disconnected from a big game, an iconic event or friends and family.”
With over $ 20 billion of bets placed with US sports betting in the past two years, sports betting is experiencing extraordinary growth and is expected to reach over 155 billion dollars by 2024.1
Built in partnership with software developer Miomni, Ocean Sportsbook will be available on all Princess MedallionClass ships following approval for return to service in 2021. The new sportsbook is part of Ocean Casino – a digital experience that allows bets to be placed beyond the casino – cabin, poolside, spa and more – on an assortment of games including blackjack, slots, poker, roulette, bingo, keno and the lottery.
Princess MedallionClass vacations are made possible by the award-winning OceanMedallionMT, a portable device that enhances the customer experience and delivers a high level of service and personalized attention at scale, and also features elite-level bandwidth with MedallionNet powered by SES, enabling enhanced connected experiences like Ocean Sportsbook .
“A fully connected customer experience now goes far beyond a superior Wi-Fi position, and Ocean Sportsbook reinforces MedallionClass’s unprecedented position in the industry,” said John padgett, director of experience and innovation for Carnival Corporation. “Bets are now seamlessly integrated into the overall customer experience in digital and physical interactions, all powered by the OCEAN customer experience platform. “
In addition to betting anywhere, Princess MedallionClass vacations are also marked by contactless boarding and disembarking, frictionless trading and keyless entry into the cabins. Additional contactless capabilities accessible using smartphones and tablets, including the provision of on-demand services on board ships; Orientation; family and friends locator; first-run films and live television; an interactive event and activity planner; and interactive fun.
* Due to Carnival Corporation’s affiliation with the Miami Heat, bets cannot be placed in Ocean Sportsbook on NBA events involving the Heat.
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/en/Research-US-155-49-Bn-for-Sports-Betting-Market-Size-2019-Growing- at-8-83-CAGR-Through-2024.html
About Princess Cruises:
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is the world’s leading international premium cruise and travel company, operating a fleet of 14 modern cruise ships, carrying two million passengers annually to 380 destinations across the world, including 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 destination experts organized 170 itineraries, ranging in length from three to 111 days, and Princess Cruises is continuously recognized as “Best Cruise Line for Itineraries”. In 2017, Princess Cruises, along with parent company Carnival Corporation, introduced MedallionClass vacations powered by the OceanMedallion, the vacation industry’s most advanced portable device, provided free to every guest on a MedallionClass vessel. Award-winning innovation delivers the fastest way to have a personalized vacation effortlessly, giving guests more time to do what they love most. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE / LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK).
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