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Virgin Voyages adds new wearable device

CruiseRadio is reporting that Virgin Voyages is adding a new wearable device to help “sailors” enjoy their cruise even more!

“Virgin Voyages, the new adults-only cruise line launching this spring, this week introduced “The Band” – but there was no music involved. Rather, this Band is a wearable device that will allow passengers to access their stateroom, charge purchases, locate one another and more.

Best of all? It’s made of recycled ocean plastic.

The Band will serve as your boarding pass, room key and more on Virgin Voyages.

“Just like our stunning fleet of Lady Ships, and through our partnership with BIONIC, our wearable technology marries sustainability with smarts and style, which is quintessentially Virgin,” said Tom McAlpin, CEO of Virgin Voyages. “The Band will be our seamless and worry-free way for Sailors to not only unlock their cabin with ease, but to explore all of the thrills and great experiences that Scarlet Lady and the rest of our fleet will have to offer.”

The Band will be mailed to sailors — cruisers, in Virgin-speak — before their scheduled sailing, and will serve as their primary access device to board and interact on the ship.

After checking-in in for their cruise in the new Virgin Sailor app, sailors will be able to use The Band to:

  • Board the ship and access their cabins
  • Have champagne delivered to their precise location on the ship
  • Make onboard purchases
  • Play in the casino
  • Access Richard’s Rooftop, an exclusive lounge for suite guests”

Many cruise lines have already moved away from the tradition room card key. Wearable devices are waterproof, environmental friendly and offer many more features than old school keys.

For the complete article from Cruise Radio, click on the link below…and if you’re interested in sailing on Virgin Voyages, shoot me and email at slara1961@gmail.com for the best prices and service!


Cruise Radio Article on Wearable Device

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