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Princess Cruises launches Ocean Sportsbook for betting at sea

by Attractions Magazine Staff

When sailing resumes, Princess Cruises Ocean Sportsbook will provide sports fans with the opportunity to wager on their favorite matchups from the comfort of their cruise ship.

Princess Cruises Ocean Sportsbook
Photos courtesy of Princess Cruises

For the first time, passengers onboard Princess Cruises MedallionClass ships will be able to participate in a new, real-time sports wagering program. They will have the opportunity to bet on major sports competitions like professional and college football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and a wide variety of domestic and international events like the Olympics and even the Academy Awards. However, due to Carnival Corporation’s affiliation with the Miami Heat, bets cannot be placed in Ocean Sportsbook on NBA events involving the Heat.

Princess Cruises Ocean Sportsbook

When ships are in international waters—or wherever permitted by law—passengers can use the MedallionClass app to wager on major sports competitions, place prop bets during live events taking place during their cruise, and even place bets on future competitions that will occur after their voyage.

“Taking a cruise vacation no longer means being disconnected from a big game, an iconic event, or friends and family,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises. “On Princess MedallionClass cruises, our guests can stay connected with their friends and family around the world, and now with Ocean Sportsbook, they can also stay connected to their favorite teams and wager on a host of events whenever they sail with us.”

Built-in partnership with software developer, Miomni, Ocean Sportsbook will be available on all Princess MedallionClass ships upon approval to return to service. The new sportsbook is part of Ocean Casino, a digital experience that lets passengers wager on blackjack, slots, poker, roulette, bingo, keno, and lottery – and not only in the casino but also from staterooms, poolside, the spa, and more.

Princess Cruises Ocean Sportsbook

Princess MedallionClass vacations are marked by touchless embarkation and disembarkation, frictionless commerce, and keyless stateroom entry, all enabled by the award-winning OceanMedallion. This wearable device was designed to elevate the guest experience by delivering a high level of service and personalized attention on a large scale. OceanMedallion also features elite level bandwidth with MedallionNet powered by SES, allowing passengers to participate in enhanced connected experiences like Ocean Sportsbook.

“A fully-connected guest experience now goes well beyond a superior Wi-Fi position, and Ocean Sportsbook reinforces the unparalleled position MedallionClass enjoys in the industry,” said John Padgett, chief experience and innovation officer for Carnival Corporation. “Wagering is now seamlessly fused into the overall guest experience in both digital and physical interactions, all powered by the OCEAN Guest Experience Platform.”

Princess Cruises MedallionClass

Princess Cruises MedallionClass vacations will be available on the following ships:

  • Caribbean Princess
  • Coral Princess
  • Crown Princess
  • Discovery Princess
  • Enchanted Princess
  • Emerald Princess
  • Island Princess
  • Regal Princess
  • Royal Princess
  • Ruby Princess
  • Sky Princess

 Click here for more information about Princess MedallionClass.

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