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Royal Princess Debuts New Technology Features

Ship Features New Generation of In-Room Television Entertainment, Mobile Intranet, Photo Kiosks with Facial Recognition and Environmental Developments

Royal Princess is not only Princess Cruises’ newest ship, but also its most technologically advanced.  Passengers will notice a number of new hi-tech offerings, both in their staterooms and throughout the vessel.  And behind the scenes there are even more developments that make the ship the fleet’s greenest ever.

Among the new technology features onboard:

New (and Complimentary) On-Demand Stateroom Programming – A new generation of in-room television entertainment debuts aboard Royal Princess, offering 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 passengers. The new system also offers a live feed from the ship’s television studio Princess Live!

With the new on-demand system passengers can choose a movie or television show by using a new user-friendly remote designed especially for Princess. Passengers 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.
Passengers 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 brand-new mobile-friendly intranet site, enables passengers 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 Royal Princess photo gallery features digital kiosks that use facial recognition technology to help passengers find all of their photographs. Passengers can save favorites, customize prints, and take advantage of special packages, all from the convenience of the kiosk.

Princess’ Greenest Ship – Royal Princess has been designed to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, making it the line’s greenest ship. 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.