App based check-ins, chipped wristbands and luggage tracking are just a few of the innovations launched with Royal Caribbean's Quantum Class ships. Dubbed "Smartships",Royal Caribbean is changing the way we interact with our vacations.
If all works correctly, you'll be able to come aboard this ship minus long lines during the check-in process and track your luggage through to delivery in your stateroom. (what I wouldn't have given for THAT app a couple of years ago. My luggage sailed with me, but not WITH me!)
How would you like to have at your fingertips...what excursions are available, pre-book your dinner times at specialty restaurants and find out what entertainment is scheduled and when? It's all available now on the Royal Caribbean smartships, changing the way you cruise forever.
Just when winter hits us hard, vacation prices heat up...
Wave Season is the cruising industry terminology long since used for the time of year when holidays have ended and sales traditionally slowed down. The cruise industry needed a boost to fill those empty staterooms, get folks thinking about summer season and boost the new year of sales. It also happened to coincide (by chance?), with tax season.
Land vacation providers happily got into the sales fray and a frenzy of winter season sales have become a late winter tradition. With the economy still lumbering along, I'm always curious to see just how creative companies will become with their sales.
Two of my favorites lately are Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises...Royal Caribbean is offering an amazing Kids Sail Free and Celebrity's Pick Your Perk.