Carnival Corporation which operates 10 cruise brands has been ranked one of the most innovative in 2017. The Fast Company list includes the cruise company in the top ten list.
Carnival Corporation ranked number five in design and number nine in travel. Fast Company specifically recognized Carnival Corporation for its work in high-tech wearables for developing the world’s first interactive guest experience platform capable of transforming vacation travel into a highly personalized and elevated level of customized service for millions of guests.
John Padgett, chief experience and innovation for Carnival Corporation, said:
“It is an honor to be recognized by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies.”
“Our mission is to create extraordinary experiences for our nearly 12 million guests a year at an exceptional value. For us innovation is defined by guestcentricity, which is driven by diverse thinking and taking measured risks fundamental to our approach to inventing better ways to exceed our guests’ expectations. Our focus on innovation is not about doing things differently, but doing whatever it takes to deliver the very best vacation experience possible for our guests. It means a great deal to us to have our passion for innovation recognized with such a prestigious honor.”
The Ocean Medallion which Carnival first announced In January has propelled the cruise company into the top ten for 2017. The first-of-its-kind wearable device enables a personal concierge by bridging the physical and digital worlds to deliver a new level of personalized service not previously considered possible — including sophisticated wayfinding, food and beverage on demand, an array of interactive gaming, personalized entertainment experiences and more.
The corporation’s Princess Cruises’ Regal Princess will be the first Medallion Class ship to feature the innovation and will make its debut this November. The Royal Princess, Caribbean Princess and Island Princess will feature Medallion Class Ocean Vacations in 2018, as Princess Cruises begins transitioning all vessels within its fleet to Medallion Class ships.