Apple iPad to be available in every cabin on the cruise ship Splendour of the Seas

Apple iPad to be available in every cabin on the cruise ship Splendour of the Seas
As if tablets haven't become omnipresent, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is now putting an Apple iPad in each cabin of the luxury liner Splendour of the Seas starting in February of next year. The tablet will not be connected in any way to the room which means that guests can take the Apple iPad from their cabin and use it as they roam aboard.

The cruise line told USA Today that the iPad in each of the liner's 1804 cabins will show the ship's daily listing of activities and events and will allow users to see their personal itinerary on the tablet. The Apple iPad will also allow users to browse the web, watch movies, order room service and view restaurant menus. In other words, the tablet will be like a portable version of the interactive television system found on the ship.

Within the next two years, 5 of the line's 22 ships will be renovated while dry docked and also will be set up with a iPad in each cabin. Those ships include the Legend of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas, Rhapsody of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas and Vision of the Seas.

source: USAToday via AppleInsider


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19 Comments

1. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

first and Apple forever

2. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

I am expecting the hate to come on any minute now.

11. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

hmmm and the hate came

3. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

think they will mount these down like TV remotes in cheap hotels? lol

5. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

probably will. Lock it to the table or something.

4. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

All my ios devices beat all my android devices so please go ahead and hate :D Except when i want to make a wifi hotspot and want to install custom roms.

15. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Dont buy cheap low end android devices and you'll see the difference.

6. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

They charge you to use the ships wifi so do you have to also pay to use internet on the ipad?

7. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

What if they want a different sync for each ipad? Doomed? Or take 1804 laptops with different itunes libraries...

8. MeDo_0

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Soooo... how much am i going to be charged when this ipad from my room goes over board or goes missing?

9. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I don't think that it would actually persuade me to ride this cruise over another, I could just bring the tablet that I already own, hmmm there's an idea.

10. MeDo_0

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

that would be cool if the ship allowed you to sync up with it and view the itinerary with your own personal tablet.I just think its a way for them to bump up the ticket price a bit and offer "premium insurance" while on board.lol

12. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Where they are in the cabins ? In the toilet ?

18. bigboy029

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

Hahaha...haha..ha...... -___-

13. mctcm

Posts: 204; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

regardless of brand/OS preference, I wouldnt want to be liable for a piece of equipment i didnt ask for. send it back

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its a neat idea.. but anyone that has ever been on a cruise knows that a waiter comes by every 5 seconds to ask u if u want another drink. lol.. and if your on a cruise, u shouldnt be playing with your darn electronics. There are too many fun things to do.. like.. gamble.. and drink.. and all sorts of fun stuff.. lol.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, thumb me down. mad because you havent been on a cruise? they are awesome, i highly recommend. notice in my post i didnt even mention the ipad, i said "electronics"..lol. i meant all electronics. lol

17. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I wonder if they would allow me to use my own tablet on the ship.

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yea sure.. but why would you bring it? i love cruises. one of our first rules is all electronics stay at home/in the car. a week of being disconnected and just being pampered (and drunk) is sooo good. :)

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