Carnival Is Going to Customize Its Cruises With Wearable Tech

Ocean Medallion will provide personalized experiences for guests


Carnival Corp. cruises will soon be throwing overboard its wrist bands and keycards for a new kind of wearable tech.

Today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the global cruise brand unveiled a coin-sized chip for guests to wear to access services and receive personalized experiences during their trip.

"This little medallion is simple, it's elegant and it's personal," said Carnival CEO Arnold Donald during a Thursday morning keynote.

The chip, Ocean Medallion, allows anyone wearing the device to get into their rooms, navigate the ship, order and pay for food and drinks onboard, find friends and family onboard, power gaming experiences and allow crew to create surprises for each guest based on who they are and why they're there.

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