Payment via the wearable device is available in St Thomas, Cabo San Lucas, Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta
Princess Cruises is making its contactless MedallionPay technology available for making purchases ashore.
Payment via the wearable device is available in St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, and Cabo San Lucas, Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, with more destinations and merchants being added in the near future, including ports in Alaska.
Passengers can pay for shopping and dining at selected outlets displaying the MedallionPay logo and receive 7% back on shoreside purchases as onboard credit when they associate a credit card with a MedallionPay account.
More than 65 retailers, from restaurants, bars, souvenir stores and jewellers to museums and excursion operators, have signed up to accept the payments.
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MedallionPay is available to all retailers with no setup or monthly fees and no required long-term contracts, and the software is free to use. Merchants pay a transaction fee that includes all credit card processing fees.
Princess Cruises president John Padgett said: “MedallionPay offers the ultimate in payment convenience and security for guests both on board and now in ports we visit, seamlessly blending the onboard and destination experience.
“What makes MedallionPay extra special is the instant onboard value it delivers to guests in addition to base benefits with their associated credit card.”