Skagway merchants oppose cruise line digital payment system on local purchases


Princess Cruises will not add any additional Southeast businesses to its MedallionPay program this summer, taking time after the season ends to better explain to merchants the digital payment system that can be used by passengers to buy goods and services while in port — with a substantial commission retained by the cruise line.

The program takes as much as an 18% commission on local purchases.

Objections from merchants and the mayor in Skagway were part of the company’s decision to pause adding new Southeast businesses to the payment system, which Princess offers across its operations.

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