Princess Cruises’ MedallionPay system is quickly expanding shoreside, the company claimed.
Having been officially launched ashore in February, Princess Cruises’ MedallionPay system allows guests to purchase goods at select shops and restaurants in ports.
Vendors are charged a processing fee by Princess.
“It is to make sure the experience is seamless and we are advantaging the destination partners in their interaction with our guests,” explained John Padgett, Princess President.
“When a guest is going on a Mexican Riviera cruise, they are going on a Princess vacation and every aspect of that experience – whether its in the destination or on the ship – adds value to that consumer and their overall impression of going on that Princess cruise.
“The greater the experience in that destination, the greater it is for us … it’s not so hidden anymore, it’s a game changer and guests love it,” he said.
Guests also get a 7% credit to their on board accounts for anything bought with MedallionPay shoreside.
Having launching in February in four ports and around 65 retailers, the system is now live in 10 destinations, over 80 merchants and at over 100 locations, as of the middle of May, Princess said.