When you take a relaxing trip on a Royal Caribbean cruise from Southampton you probably don’t spend too much time thinking about the computer infrastructure which is used onboard. Even if you take your own laptop with you to take advantage of the vessel’s Wi-Fi capabilities then it doesn’t matter whether you take a Mac or some other type of machine.

However, you may be interested to know that the cruise line uses a Mac based infrastructure on all of its ships. The move to this system began back in 2006 and Macs now drive the custom messaging, personalised fitness room services, reservation systems and a lot more.

Like all of the major cruise lines, Royal Caribbean is always on the lookout for new technology to make the passengers more comfortable on the cruises they offer. It looks like though the existing Mac infrastructure is here to stay and that any future upgrades will be based around this.

In fact, cruise ships are often exciting places where cutting edge technology is tried out and bold new solutions are found to make the whole thing run more smoothly. Just as with the Macs which run behind the scenes you won’t always see this. However, it can be interesting to just take a look at some of the onboard services and try to work out what technology is behind them.

Some of the Things to Expect Soon

As more modern and innovative technology gets used all the time it is going to become increasingly difficult to work out how it all fits together it seems, as the main cruise lines look at bringing in more security and leisure options for their guests. Retina scans, smart wrist bands and increasingly personalised attention are just a few of the new developments to look out for in the next year or so. Of course, whether you can work out how they function is another matter altogether.

If you were thinking of going on a cruise ship to give you a quaint, rather old fashioned holiday experience then it is time to think again. You still get to lounge round a pool sipping cocktails as you sail from one lovely port to another. However, it is now a slicker, more modern system which drives the customer experience. This means that you can get the best of both worlds if you want it; a relaxing trip which seems like something from the last century but which is as, at the same time, backed up by some of the latest technological advances.

It’s not all about the Macs when you sail with Royal Caribbean but there is no doubt that these smart machines will help get more out of the trip even if you don’t realise that they are doing it for you.

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