Cruise ships to feature iPads

Nov. 26, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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MIAMI, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Royal Caribbean said it will have Apple iPads available in every stateroom of the Splendour of the Seas cruise ship, which is undergoing renovations.

The company said it would be an industry first to outfit each stateroom with an iPad, which passengers can use to keep up with the ship's scheduled activities and browse the Internet.

Passengers will be able to roam the ship with their tablet computers and pick up WiFi signals anywhere on board, the company said.

Currently in dry dock, Splendour of the Seas is scheduled to be back in the water Nov. 25 with 124 new staterooms -- all of them replete with balconies -- five new restaurants and a new children's nursery.

The company said it would also outfit staterooms of five other ships with iPads as it renovates the ships in its "Vision-class" over the next two years.

USA Today said Saturday the company, which operates 22 cruise ships, was soon to pull its Legend of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas, Rhapsody of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas and Vision of the Seas ships out of the water for renovations.

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