Cruising goes futuristic: Robotic bartenders and 300ft viewing pod from Royal Caribbean’s latest cruise ship
In a first for the entire cruise industry, an innovative new ship from Royal Caribbean – Quantum of the Seas – offers guests the chance to be elevated 300ft above sea level in the amazing ‘North Star’ glass viewing pod.
As well as enjoying the very latest in onboard technology as they travel to exciting destinations, passengers on the Quantum of the Seas can make an awe-inspiring journey upwards, with incredible vistas of the ocean and the global landmarks being visited.
Holiday company Royal Caribbean International, has just celebrated the arrival of Quantum of the Seas in
With this incredible new ship, Royal Caribbean aims to specifically target ‘new to cruise’ consumers, with its unprecedented levels of technology such as robotic bartenders, SMART Check-In using RFID luggage tags, and transformational high-speed Internet speeds.
The cruise ship boasts the first skydiving simulator at sea. Passengers can also head for the SeaPlexSM, a high-tech game room that’s truly game changing, or enjoy a state of the art live music venue.
Cruising in numbers
In Europe, consumer appetite for cruising is soaring – last year passenger numbers were up 44 per cent to 6.4 million from 2008 , and the Royal Caribbean Cruises brands collectively in the UK and Ireland saw 8% growth in the same period. And by 2016 Royal Caribbean International will be the largest global cruise line brand in terms of fleet capacity.
Stuart Leven, Managing Director at Royal Caribbean International commented: “The UK is a critical market for Royal Caribbean – our second-largest globally – and Quantum of the Seas’ departure from here is a strategic decision, demonstrating our recognition and belief in the potential of this territory."
Videos of Quantum of the Seas
Quantum of the Seas smart ship gives passengers a bird’s eye view of the ocean