When Splendour of the Seas comes out of drydock next week, she will be offering all of her passengers soon an iPad in every cabin. In addition, Royal Caribbean is planning on rolling out iPads to every Vision class ship (Vision, Grandeur, Rhapsody, Enchantment and Legend of the Seas) by 2014.
With the iPads, passengers will be able to
- Access the daily Cruise Compass of events and activities
- Access personal daily itineraries, including shore excursions
- Monitor their onboard account
- Order room service
- View restaurant menus
- Access the internet
- Watch movies
All of the features of the iPad will be complimentary, except for the Internet access.
Royal Caribbean senior vice president of Hotel Operations, Lisa Bauer, commented on the news, "Based on consumer research, we added the iPads to greatly enhance guest communication, interactivity and to continue to offer industry leading technology that helps enhance the guest experience. This is just one of the many exciting ways that Royal Caribbean continues to provide our guests with the ultimate cruise experience."
Royal Caribbean expects every cabin onboard Splendour to have an iPad by February 2012.