Earlier today, Royal Caribbean announced a slew of new technologies for its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas. The new technological features are designed to simplify and modernize the cruising experience. These new advances in cruising technology have created the industry’s first “smart ship.”
Check in is moving away from the terminal and to your home computer. Guests will have the opportunity to check in for their sailing at home, allowing them to arrive at the cruise terminal and board Quantum of the Seas within a 10 minute period. Further enhancing the embarkation process, guests can track the status of their luggage delivery from the new Royal iQ app. The new app will also allow guests to book shore excursions, schedule spa treatments, make dining reservations, and order beverage packages before and during their sailing.
Once aboard Quantum of the Seas, guests will be introduced to a vast array of new technologies. New WOW wristbands will replace traditional key cards, allowing guests to simply open their door, purchase onboard extras, and disembark in ports around the world. Internet will see a major upgrade onboard, hosting more bandwidth than every other cruise ship in the world combined. These new internet speeds will allow guests to easily access social media networks and even live stream video.
Guests looking for a unique experience will certainly find it in Quantum’s Bionic Bar, the only bar of its kind at sea. At the new Bionic Bar, robotic arms replace the traditional bartender, mixing and serving drinks in a unique style.
Technology, while serving a major role in the onboard experience for Quantum’s guests, will soon expand to Royal Caribbean’s crew fleetwide. Royal Caribbean has purchased around 40,000 personal tablets for its worldwide crew, allowing them to easily stay in contact with relatives at home. As Royal Caribbean states, “A happy crew means happy guests.” For Royal Caribbean, the introduction of new technologies and improving the onboard for the crew will help deliver a one of a kind experience aboard Quantum of the Seas.
For a glimpse into these new technologies found aboard Quantum of the Seas, check out our new slideshow.