Almost everyone these days has a smartphone in their pocket, and when you’re cruising this is no exception! Taking family snaps, checking your emails or getting in touch with loved ones back home – your phone is your connection to the outside world.
Royal Caribbean have used our digitally-led lives to create a handy smartphone app that will change your cruising life as you know it. Features include the ability to order a drink from your phone, chat with your cruising pals and even board the ship quicker! Read on for more details.
Track your luggage
With the new app, guests can follow their suitcases to know exactly when they have been delivered to your stateroom. This saves your legs from walking back and forth and allows you to just open the app and check your luggage’s status.
Book dining reservations and shore excursions
Manage your holiday day-in, day-out from your phone and book into some of Royal Caribbean’s best dining venues or trips ashore without the need to visit Guest Services!
The app makes it much easier to decide when and where to eat while you’re sat with family and friends, with less queuing and no need to ring up the restaurants yourself.
Keep in touch
Guest can stay connected while on-board with the app’s chat feature, allowing easy text communication without the need for an internet plan!
This is different to the cruise line’s previous app, Royal iQ, and doesn’t incur an additional fee for guests to use the texting feature – meaning everyone can stay in touch and sync up easier. The app allows guest-to-guest chat as well as the ability to link up to other staterooms all for free!
Interactive on-board itinerary
While it’s nice to get a printed itinerary each day as a keepsake, not many of us enjoy carrying them around to keep in check with social goings-on. The new app features daily events and activities for you to keep up with what’s going on. You can even pop them into your personal calendar so you can follow any which you want to take part in!
Everyone wants to get checked-in sooner, so they can get sorted in their stateroom and relax sooner. Royal Caribbean have been looking at how to streamline this process – throwing out the forms and ID photos!
The app utilises facial recognition, RFID tagging, GPS mapping and Bluetooth-enabled beacons to mean that check-in is a walk in the park – or a walk on to the ship!
Be your own barman
Royal Caribbean certainly haven’t shied away from innovative and fun ways to serve you a drink in the past. The Bionic Bar has been a novelty hit with many cruisers past and present. However, now you can order your drinks with a simple press of a button and they appear before your very eyes in a matter of minutes!
The app uses software for the staff to see what drink you have ordered, alongside an image of you (which you take when you set up the app) for them to locate you easily and serve you your favourite tipples. Cheers!
Immersive ship exploration
There will be plenty of VR and AR experiences to enjoy through the app, transforming the ship into virtual environments and interactive games. These include replacing stateroom ceilings with starry skies; watching the walls of a restaurant fade into the sights and sounds of an outdoor cafe; and even playing arcade games.
You can even navigate the ship with an interactive map, making it much easier to find your way around.
The app is currently available on most of the Royal Caribbean fleet, with Allure of the Seas receiving the 1.10.2 version of the app just last month. The app is available on both the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store. Other ships which the app is currently available on include:
- Adventure of the Seas
- Brilliance of the Seas
- Enchantment of the Seas
- Independence of the Seas
- Mariner of the Seas
- Oasis of the Seas
- Serenade of the Seas
- Symphony of the Seas
The app can be downloaded either before you set sail or while on-board your Royal Caribbean cruise.
Book your cruise with Royal Caribbean
Book yourself on-board a Royal Caribbean cruise and get your smartphone charged for a fantastic, seamless sailing on-board one of this cruise line’s ships.
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