The cruising world is not immune to the technological advances that are sweeping virtually every other industry on the planet. As such, the world’s most notable cruise lines have been hard at work building newer and better ships, while at the same time giving their older vessels some much-needed upgrades. This has resulted in fleets of ships taking to the seas in 2016 that have some the very best amenities yet, ones that would’ve been unthinkable only several years ago.
Royal Caribbean, for example, has been quite proud of its new bar offering: the robotic bartender. Capable of mixing any drink you can imagine, these robotic bartenders come with a fringe benefit: you don’t have to tip them! But, that’s just one of many technological innovations that have been made in the world’s cruise fleets. In fact, some of the best amenities offered in 2016 aren’t even technological upgrades at all. They’re just examples of cruise lines understanding what travelers want and responding to their needs.
So, what are the new cruise ship amenities for 2016 that you should be excited about? Below, we’re going to look at the seven that we think are the very best…
1. A Spa… In Your Room!
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is incredibly excited about their newest ship, the Seven Seas Explorer, which starts making voyages in July.
The well-heeled are quite excited about the ship’s Regent Suite, which provides an in-room spa in which guests can receive unlimited treatments.
All of that comes at a cost, though, as the starting rate for this world-class suite is $5,000 per person per day. That’s not cheap!