Royal Caribbean International has introduced robot waiters and what it says is the fastest internet service at sea on its newest smart ships as it aims to woo more tech-savvy cruise guests.
Cruise operators have long trumpeted the facilities on board to lure travelers so what’s the draw here? Technology.
The $1 billion Ovation of the Seas comes with a bionic bar, where patrons can customize their orders on a tablet screen and collect their cocktail at the bar in just thirty seconds. The twin robotic arms stir, shake and pour cocktails, making up to 1,000 drinks a day.
Guests will also be able to access the internet in the middle of the ocean using high-speed WiFi while the cruise ship also comes with a skydiving simulator.
Royal Caribbean has also installed cutting-edge “virtualbalcony” technology in every interior stateroom onboard Quantum of the Seas, which features ocean views and scenery from the destination ports.
Guests can also experience Vistarama – floor-to-ceiling glass walls that “transform into an expansive ambient surface that projects any scene, real or imagined, including the multidimensional performance spectacle, Starwater”, the company says.
“Smart living is a huge part of the Royal Caribbean experience no matter which ship, and mind-blowing technology can be found at every turn. Everything is designed to make the guests’ experience interesting, easy – and simply fun,” the cruise line gushes.