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Regal Princess Technology Features
Regal Princess is not only Princess Cruises’ newest ship, but also follows in sister ship Royal Princess’ footsteps as being most technologically advanced. Guests will notice a number of hi-tech offerings, both in their staterooms and throughout the vessel. And behind the scenes there are even more developments that make the ship one of the fleet’s greenest ever.
Among the new technology features onboard:
Complimentary On-Demand Stateroom Programming – This in-room television entertainment system offers an extensive array of on-demand movies and other programming options. The entire library of hundreds of movies, as well as classic and contemporary television show episodes, offered free to guests. The system also offers a live feed from the ship’s television studio Princess Live!
With the on-demand system guests can choose a movie or television show by using a new user-friendly remote designed especially for Princess. Guests can even pause their program and start it up later just where they left off – perhaps finishing up their movie after enjoying dinner. Many movies are available in a variety of languages and also feature a closed captioning option.
Guests can choose from a library of more than 100 titles, including feature films by genre, as well as both contemporary and classic television show episodes, such as “The Love Boat.”
Mobile Cruise Information Intranet – Princess@Sea, a mobile-friendly intranet site, enables guests to easily access daily updates about entertainment, onboard specials, weather and port news, as well as review their onboard folio from their personal mobile or tablet devices.
Touch Screen Photo Finder with Facial Recognition Technology – The Regal Princess photo gallery features digital kiosks that use facial recognition technology to help guests find all of their photographs. Guests can save favorites, customize prints, and take advantage of special packages, all from the convenience of the kiosk.
One of Princess’ Greenest Ships – Regal Princess has been designed to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, making it one of the line’s greenest ships—along with sister ship Royal Princess. Some of the key areas of focus include the ship’s extremely efficient hull and propeller design, which requires the same energy as the line’s smaller ships to drive it; a distributed air conditioning system with a large number of fan coil units rather than a centralized system; usage of low energy lighting throughout the ship with an emphasis on LED; the addition of variable speed drives to the biggest electrical consumers such as ventilation fans; a tunnel washer in the laundry which will reduce water consumption; and the introduction of additional monitoring of the ship’s overall energy usage.
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