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World'S first Smarthship.

With technology that has never been used on cruise ships before, including high-tech "WOWband" bracelets and apps that put everything at passengers' fingertips, Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas has been dubbed "The World's First Smartship", reports Caribbean360.com (Sept. 4, 2014). The Quantum's facilities include high-speed Internet, which enables passengers to interact with a radio frequency identification (RFID) bracelet that keeps them connected to the ship's network from the moment they step aboard. These WOWband wristbands manage room access, as well as on board purchases, dining and tour reservations. The rubber-protected bands never demagnetize, moreover. Royal Caribbean chairman Richard Fain at shipyard in Papenberg, Germany said "We were determined to take the best advances in modern technology, turn them into shipboard 'wows' and take the frustration out of the vacation," he added.

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Title Annotation:THE REGION
Publication:Caribbean Update
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:50CAR
Date:Sep 28, 2014
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