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Travel planning startup Utrip caps big year with new investors, partnerships

Seattle-based travel planning startup Utrip is coming off its biggest year yet, and now it’s bringing in fresh funding and a partnership that will …

Startups

Anthem of the Seas dazzles cruisers in the digital age

Royal Caribbean’s <i>Anthem of the Seas</i>, one of the most highly anticipated cruise ships of the year, has just started offering year-round sailings from New York Harbor, allowing passengers to experience bumper cars, roller skating, surfing, skydiving, gondola rides, robot bartenders and the fastest …

Cruise Ships

Cruise Ship Takes Guest Engagement to Next Level with iPad Self-Ordering

Launching next month, Norwegian Cruise Line’s new ship, Norwegian Escape, is leading the way for the ultimate guest experience at sea with branded …

Here's why cruise ship Wi-Fi is about to get way better

Smartships with cocktail-wielding robots is just the beginning.<p>Cruise ships have long lagged the rest of the travel industry when it comes to technology. Wi-Fi connections have traditionally been painfully slow, and the only noteworthy technology investment cruise lines made usually involved …

Wi-Fi

4 Cruise Hacks To Get Free Wi-Fi During Your Voyage

It’s virtually impossible to survive one day without any wi-fi and it has become part of life for billions around the world. If you’re going on a …

Cruise Ships

Azamara introduces mobile app

Azamara Club Cruises said a mobile app is now available that helps prospective customers get a better idea of the shipboard experience.<p>Known as …

Carnival Cruise Line Launches New Shipboard Mobile App

MIAMI, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Line has launched a new free mobile app that provides vacationers aboard Carnival Breeze with a variety of useful information to maximize the fun on their next Carnival cruise. The app includes an innovative "chat" feature that allows guests to …

Mobile Technology

How Royal Caribbean Cruises Manages IT on a Floating City

Imagine a small, bustling city with a population of 6,000. Now imagine that the entire population of the city leaves, a new group of citizens arrives …

Carnival Cruise Lines To Test New Internet Plans, New Phone App

Carnival Cruise Lines has announced the"soft launch of a new Internet package and a smartphone app to take advantage of the access.<p>YOU MAY ALSO …

Holland America Line Launches Alaska Cruise Tablet App

<i>PHOTO: The Westerdam in Glacier Bay, Alaska. Courtesy Holland America Line.</i><p>YOU MAY ALSO LIKE<p>Cruise Line & Cruise Ship<p>Cruise Line & Cruise Ship<p><b>THE</b> …

Alaska

Canada Place cruise terminal to install first Automated Passport Control kiosks

In collaboration with <b>Vancouver Airport Authority</b>, Port Metro Vancouver unveiled the installing of <b>ten, first in the world, BorderXpress Automated</b> …

Canada

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Forget Google Barge: Salesforce charters conference cruise ship

Carnival Corp. Launches Shipboard Mobile Gaming Solution

Carnival Corporation is now using the iGaming Mobile Platform from Scientific Games to offer its adult guests the ability to wager on their mobile …

Cruise Ship Wi-Fi Just Got Ten Times Faster

If you've ever spent weeks at sea on a cruise, you'll know that using the Internet is a bit like stepping back in time by a decade or more. But …

Cruise Ships

A bionic bar, skydiving at sea and a pod 300ft above the ocean: Why the 1,141ft-long Quantum Of The Seas really is one incredibly smart ship (but it's a shame the Wifi doesn't work!)

• <b>Royal Caribbean’s new vessel is third largest in world carrying 4,905 passengers</b>• <b><br>Billed as the world’s first smartship with robotic bartenders and</b> …

Oceans

Windows 8.1 tablets and satellite broadband provide high tech on the high seas

News reached land last week that Royal Caribbean Cruises had placed an order for a whopping 40,000 Windows 8.1 tablets, for staff on its latest liner …

How smart cruise ships are solving problems

If you haven’t taken a cruise in a few years, get ready to be wowed by how much smarter ships have become. Thanks to recent technological advancements and huge investment by cruise lines, the latest ships are tackling age-old peeves and are making the cruising experience smoother and less …

Cruise Ships

How wireless technology can dramatically improve ship safety

The sinking of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia in 2012 – and the reported difficulties in evacuating over 4,000 people with the eventual loss …

High tech on the high seas: Royal Caribbean unveils 'World's First SmartShip'

From cocktail-mixing robots to dancing entertainment screens to high-tech wristbands and apps that put everything at passengers’ fingertips, Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas is being billed as “The World's First Smartship.”<p>Its technology – some of which has never been used on cruise ships – …

Cruise Ships

Ralph Lauren linen, caviar on tap and a glass-bottom shower with sea views: Inside the world's most luxurious cruise ship suites

They are the glamorous beauties that whisk holidaymakers from country to country in style - and no more so than if you have splashed out on a …

Ralph Lauren

Robot bartenders, a 300ft-high viewing capsule and 'virtual balconies' offering real-time views of the sea: Welcome to the world's most futuristic cruise ship

• <b>Passengers will be super-connected during their stay on the Royal Caribbean International ship</b>• <b><br>Robotic bartenders - the first of their kind at sea and</b> …

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