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        andros_island_bahamas      Royal Caribbean is raising the bar in cruising with its newest ship, the Quantum of the Seas. This ship, booking its first voyage in early November, will take 4,000 plus passengers on the tech cruise of a lifetime.

Every passenger will have access to 24/7 wi fi capable of streaming video and allowing passengers to play online games.

Interior staterooms will boast 80 inch LCD screens and every passenger will wear a radio frequency identification wristband which will allow them to board ship, enter their cabins, purchase drinks onboard and purchase items in shops while on board. The wristband will also allow passengers to book excursions and make reservations while off-ship.

And the techiest offering of all: robotic bartenders.

Royal Caribbean is planning two more Quantum cruise ships to enter their fleet in the next two years. If you want to enjoy this new tech trend in cruising, be prepared to pay higher fees for the privilege. For more information on this new cruising trend see: Smarter Travel.

Word is, the tech trend will catch on with other cruise lines in the near future. And when the new trend becomes the norm, we can also expect the hefty fees to fall into line with normal cruise options. Happy cruising.