PXP Financial is seeking to elevate the efficiency of cruise payments, unveiling a new partnership that will see Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours implement a cashless payment system on board its newest “discovery yacht”.

The payment services specialists is aiming to set a new standard for payments on ocean cruises, as part of the collaboration with the Scenic Eclipse, which launched in August 2019. 

Explaining the benefits of the solution for the Scenic Eclipse, Franco Del Basso, PXP Director and Head of Business Development commented: “Working in partnership with MarineXchange we’ve delivered a payment platform designed to perfectly complement the experience and high level of personal service expected on a cruise.

“From the moment a customer embarks, the payment process has begun, and it doesn’t end until they have disembarked. As some cruises can last months, it is a payments process that is like no other – integrating seamlessly into the overall customer journey to make their cruise experience every bit as relaxing, frictionless and care-free as expected.”

PXP Financial is helping the new ship to achieve its goal of delivering the ‘ultimate experience’, working in partnership with MarineXchange (MXP) to deliver cashless payments via the MXP Ships Property Management System (SPMS).

The MXP SPMS offers secure card processing, facilitating direct payment by debit and credit card whilst the ship is at sea, eliminating the need for passengers to carry cash. Using PXP’s technology, PXP helps increase efficiency and reduces shortfall debt by taking payments automatically. Payments are processed during and after the cruise has been completed, enabling payments to be made with and without a communications link to the mainland.

Hans Heger, GM Operations, Scenic Discovery Yachts added: “Customers boarding a vessel at the cutting edge of technology and luxury like Scenic Eclipse expect an onboard experience free from worries and cares.

Working with PXP Financial and MarineXchange, we’re able to deliver this for our passengers, providing a seamless, frictionless payment offering that helps further enhance the luxury and ease of our ship-board experience. We’re looking forward working with both organisations into the future.”