Princess Cruises introduced a new on-demand service allowing cruise guests to call a crew member to their exact location to make an in-person assistance request. CrewCall is available on stateroom TVs, as well as the MedallionClass app, leveraging the OceanMedallion wearable to help the crew member locate the guest and be of service.
With the CrewCall Chat feature, guests can text their specific question or request via a smart device to be answered or actioned virtually by the crew. Both of these new features expand the OceanNow digital experience guests utilize to order food, beverage, retail and amenities directly to their location. They are also part of a new array of TrulyTouchless conveniences available when Princess returns to sailing July 25.
“CrewCall significantly expands our MedallionClass service-on-demand capabilities allowing us to deliver high-touch, personalized service that doesn’t interrupt the vacation they are enjoying to find a crew member,” said Jan Swartz, president, Princess Cruises. “It minimizes wait time at our guest services desk while simultaneously improving our responsiveness.”
With more companies around the world becoming more environmentally friendly, American Airlines recently announced it committed to set a science-based target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This move will sharpen the company’s strategy for reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 and aligns its path with the global imperative of limiting temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Deep Dive Dubai, home of the deepest swimming pool for diving in the world, opened in Dubai, in the Nad Al Sheba neighborhood. Guinness World Records verified the pool as the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving at a depth of 60.02 meters, or almost 197 feet, holding 14 million liters of water, equivalent to six Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Family gatherings are extra special this year and we chose to celebrate a milestone birthday in New Orleans. The JW Marriott New Orleans, across the street from the historic French Quarter, is ideally situated for exploring the city. Streetcars roll in front of the property and are especially fun for first-time visitors. Within a ¾-mile radius, we could walk to the National WWII Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Sazerac House, Harrah’s Casino, the Shops of Canal Place and numerous restaurants.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Mondrian, a leading brand within the Accor group, announced its expansion into Europe with the opening of Mondrian Shoreditch London. The hotel, owned by the Reuben Brothers, will open its doors Aug. 2, following a major overhaul and complete redesign by the award-winning London interior design studio Goddard Littlefair.
You probably didn’t know you needed to visit the Dominican Republic until you learned about the new, beautiful, modern, all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana.
Finnair Updates: Entry for Vaccinated Travelers, COVID Requirements Discontinued & New Long-Haul Flights
Finland is now open to travelers from the European Union and Schengen countries. Those travelers can enter Finland freely without any additional health safety measures when they are fully vaccinated, have had a COVID-19 infection before, are born in 2006 or later, or arrive from a country with low virus incidence.