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New Technologies Can Reduce Risks on Cruise Ships

Water transportation has come a long way since birch-bark canoes and rickety rafts. Modern-day cruise ships are outfitted with a dazzling array of amenities, special features, and technologies dedicated to promoting passenger comfort and safety.

 

Royal Caribbean recently released one of the most high-tech ships on the seven seas to date—Quantum of the Seas. With more than 2,000 advanced staterooms and high-tech features like electronic wristbands and maps, this ship works hard to protect passengers from many of the risks previously associated with sea travel and cruise vacations. Here are some of the ways Quantum of the Seas designers have reduced some of the most common risks for cruise ship accidents and mishaps:

 

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New Cruise Ship Aims to Wow with Technology

To say that cruise lines haven’t been getting very good press over the past several years would be an incredible understatement. With everything from viral outbreaks to drownings to ship malfunctions, cruise lines have been wrestling with all kinds of problems that have dealt a severe blow to their image.

 

How have they dealt with this image problem? Instead of attempting to fix the issues that caused it in the first place, mostly they’ve opted to try to distract people with newer, bigger, and more impressive ships that offer better entertainment than ever before.

 

Royal Caribbean is taking a slightly different approach with their flagship Quantum of the Seas, though. Rather than focusing on building more impressive