Royal Caribbean International launches the world’s most technologically advanced ocean liner with a 54 day voyage from New York to Shanghai. A Mediterranean voyage from the UK on a sister ship is also planned.
The Quantum Class by Royal Caribbean International is the world's most technologically advanced ocean liner.
Here are some of the technological enhancements:
- Passengers can check in on line, with no lines to wait in at the dock.
- Wristbands will serve as room keys and can also be used to make reservations on ship and at port.
- Passengers will enjoy fast broadband connections.
- Passengers can order drinks on their tablets and be served by robots at the Bionic Bar.
- Crew can keep track of passenger preferences, providing more personalised service.
- Computer modelling will result is reduced energy consumption. Corridor lights, for example, will be dimmed when no passengers are present.
The cruise liner’s maiden voyage will sail from New York Harbour for Shanghai, China, which will serve as its home port.
Carrying 4,180 passengers, the boat will have 2,090 staterooms spread across 16 decks. Fully 80% of the staterooms will have ocean views.
“Cruise vacations have a romantic past – but they also have a lively, adventurous, state-of-the-art future,” says Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
“We were determined to take the best advances in modern technology, turn them into shipboard WOWs, and take the frustration out of the vacation. This ship’s combination of ease and flexibility would make a yoga instructor proud.”