In this world where technology seems to be taking over everything, I though id discuss the ways technology is even creeping into your cruise holiday.
Today’s mega ships are embracing technology more and more – and I have to agree with the cruise lines. For me it makes my cruise even better.
Here are some of my Cruise techology likes and dislikes.
Interactive room television.
HITS = checking my bill and seeing which restaurants are busy / quiet before I set off.
MISS = it’s only a matter of time until the stateroom TV replaces the daily guide.
Ships Horns that play music
MSC & PRINCESS
HITS – it’s a bit of fun, I quite like this video.
MISS – I hope that’s not the sounds it plays when its genuinely foggy
Keyless cabin doors
HITS = gone are the days of having to walk back to reception because I’ve managed to accidentally wipe the magnetic strip because I put the Key next to the magnet in my camera case.
(Bonus hit = not having to find your room key while you’ve got hands full of refreshing beverages)
MISS = could keyless rooms / the signal emitted by your “room band” be used to track your onboard movement.
HIT = it’s fun to watch, they do mix a good drinks
MISS = its only a gimmick, but it gets people talking (good PR stunt).
Robot on board assistants.
HIT…… (Can’t think of one)
MISS, too many misses to mention.
HIT – Planning your cruise in advance, seeing what other ships are coming into port and when, what the weather will be (there is an app for everything)
MISS – cruise lines apps themselves – major cruise lines have so much potential to create great experiences, but I haven’t tried one yet that really impresses me.
What’s your thoughts on technology?
Are you embracing the technology or is it destined for your recycle bin.
Let me know your thoughts
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