Carnival Corporation: Best Cruise Experience Global 2017

The world’s largest travel and leisure company – home to instantly recognisable brands such as Cunard Line, P&O Cruises, and Holland America Line amongst others – Carnival Corporation last year welcomed over twelve million guests to its more than one hundred ships. The company, listed on both the New York and London stock exchanges, owes its considerable corporate success to pushing the boundaries of technology, offering travellers an unequalled highly-personalised experience.

Earlier this year, Carnival upped the ante with the introduction of Ocean Medallion – a tiny high-tech wearable first starred on the Regal Princess, the company’s 144,000 tonne quarter-mile-long flagship. The kit interacts with over 7,000 shipboard sensors speckled around the vessel’s eighteen decks. Using AI, the Ocean Medallion anticipates needs and suggests treats. For example, it will switch on the stateroom’s lights and air conditioning as soon as its occupant approaches.

The device opens doors and allows guests to easily and seamlessly navigate the countless features and marvels of their chosen vessel. Ocean Medallion technology was designed to complement and never become intrusive.

With its ten cruise brands, Carnival ships literally ply the seven seas, visiting well over 700 ports. In many regions, the company and its guests represent a significant slice of the local GDP. Moreover, the company has invested significant resources in the reduction of its carbon footprint and has embraced corporate sustainability principles.

The judging panel is pleased to offer Carnival Corporation the 2017 Best cruise Experience Global Award.

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