(7:55 a.m. EDT) -- Princess Cruises' high-speed Wi-Fi will be available on 15 ships by the end of 2020, with seven more ships receiving MedallionNet in the next year.
MedallionNet, part of the line's OceanMedallion technology, will be available on Sky Princess, which debuts in October 2019, and Enchanted Princess, when it launches in June 2020.
During scheduled OceanMedallion upgrades, the following ships will receive MedallionNet in 2020: Grand Princess on February 21; Diamond Princess on March 15; Majestic Princess on April 18; Star Princess on June 12 and Sapphire Princess on July 27.
Princess Cruises UK & Europe vice president, Tony Roberts, said: "The expansion of MedallionNet, the best Wi-Fi at sea, means more guests than ever before can stay connected whenever and wherever they are in a fast, affordable and reliable way.
“MedallionNet offers a new way for us to exceed guest expectations by giving them the freedom to control just how much or little they connect to stream movies, music and sports and share those once-in-a-lifetime holiday moments with friends and family back home.”
Eight Princess Cruises ships currently offer MedallionNet, including Crown Princess, Island Princess, Caribbean Princess, Regal Princess, Royal Princess, Ruby Princess, Coral Princess and Emerald Princess.
OceanMedallion technology is a free, wearable chip-sized disc that serves as an access point to information about you (i.e. your "digital identity") for the cruise line -- allowing Princess to customize your onboard experience. It also allows passengers to unlock their cabin door and pay for purchases, such as in the shop or at the spa.
The Medallion works in conjunction with a series of mobile phone apps, with each app offering a different function, such as checking in at embarkation, ordering food and drinks, playing games and navigating the ship.