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Royal Caribbean’s App Is Paving the Way for Safer Cruises

Royal Caribbean Group is evolving cruises into safer and healthier vacations. The cruise line’s innovations are geared towards eliminating the primary pain points of travel, lines, crowds, and paper.

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Royal Caribbean’s app is available on 63 cruise ships across the following three cruise lines, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruise, and Azamara. While the app has different features and capabilities that varies by cruise ship, it is paving the way for cruisers to have a safer vacations.

Primary mobile app functionalities include:

Just announced: Muster 2.0 – one of the least-loved, but most important, parts of a cruise vacation – the safety drill – is transformed from a process designed for large groups of people into a faster, more personal “one-to-few” approach that guests can complete at their own time.

Scheduled arrival time – staggered arrival times for guests help eliminate crowds by managing the ebb-and-flow in parking lots, drop-off areas and terminals to allow for physical distancing from car to stateroom.

Expedited boarding – by completing check-in with the app, scanning passport information and uploading a ‘selfie’ security photo, guests can generate a mobile boarding pass and qualify for an expedited boarding process. Debuted in 2018, the innovative, digital experience minimizes check-in and security lines at ports, allowing guests to get on board seamlessly and safely in minutes.

Digital key – guests can unlock staterooms with their smartphones by downloading a digital key, available in just a few taps for select ships and staterooms.

Stateroom automation – using their smartphone, guests have the ability to control elements inside their stateroom, such as the TV, lighting, window shades and temperature, limiting touchpoints while achieving higher levels of stateroom customization.

Onboard account – guests can view onboard charges and credits in real time from anywhere on the ship without waiting in line or on hold.

Daily planning – onboard activities, entertainment shows, dining and shore excursions are viewable and open for reservations all through the guest mobile app.

As Royal Caribbean Group continues to evolve the cruise vacation, additional advancements will be released, some of which will make the greatest impact from behind the scenes. These innovations will further demonstrate the Group’s commitment to exceeding guests’ expectations as well as their standards for health and safety on a cruise.

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Ben Souza
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