Robotic bartenders and digital check-ins are just two of the futuristic features set for the world’s first smart ship: Quantum of the Seas.
Royal Caribbean’s 167,800-tonne vessel promises to be the “most technologically advanced ship ever to sail” when it enters service this November.
Passengers will be able to book shore excursions, spa appointments and dining reservations using the company’s Cruise Planner and Royal iQ apps, while robots at the ‘Bionic Bar’ will serve up cocktails.
Online check-ins will allow super-fast boarding and passengers can track luggage using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology.
Onboard entertainment will include an Xbox One game room, bumper cars in the SeaPlex venue and virtual concert projections. The O3B satellite internet will provide “unprecedented bandwidth” according to Royal Caribbean.
You can find out more in the Quantum of the Seas video below.
The 18-deck ship is the first of three vessels within the Quantum class and will house over 4,000 passengers.
The ship will make its maiden voyage from Southampton to a port near New York on November 2 and from there will sail to the Caribbean, before heading to Shanghai, China in 2015.
Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas will enter service in April of next year.