The World's Most Futuristic Cruise Ship Made Me Miss the Past

I woke up in a strange place. The bed felt plush, and when I rolled over onto my side, there was water, an ocean full of it. I felt slightly sick. I'd just spent my first night on the world's most advanced cruise ship, but a billion dollars worth of technology is no match for the Atlantic Ocean. » 11/18/14 12:00pm 11/18/14 12:00pm

A Look at How Royal Caribbean's New Virtual Balconies Work

It almost sounded too crazy to be true, when Royal Caribbean announced that it would begin installing virtual balconies in windowless rooms on its latest cruise ships. Giant screens that simulate breathtaking ocean views in real time sound crazy! The travel company was not lying, though, and now they've got video… » 11/05/14 4:10pm 11/05/14 4:10pm

Royal Caribbean's New Cruise Ship Is One Gigantic Floating Gadget

You know what makes every vacation cruise better? Gimmicks! Lots and lots of expensive, high-tech gimmicks. And the newest ship from Royal Caribbean, the Quantum of the Sea, apparently has all of them. All of the gimmicks, right there on a single ship. » 8/25/14 1:19pm 8/25/14 1:19pm

Cruise Ship Cabins Are Built on an Assembly Line Just Like Cars

Ever wonder how cruise ships are built? Well, Royal Caribbean just released a new video that sheds a little bit of light onto the process, specifically how the cabins are manufactured. It's surprisingly similar to how your Ford got built. » 7/22/14 5:41pm 7/22/14 5:41pm

Explore the Largest Cruise Ship In the World With Google Street View

At 1,184 feet long and weighing in at 222,900 tons, Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas is the largest cruise ship ever built. It's able to carry 5,400 passengers—plus crew—and with on-board amenities like a skating rink, a miniature golf course, surfing simulators, and a merry-go-round, there's little need to ever… » 7/07/14 5:20pm 7/07/14 5:20pm

Royal Caribbean's New Ship Hangs You 300 Feet Above the Deck In a Crane

We've already taken a look at the virtual balconies Royal Caribbean is introducing on one of its upcoming mega ships, but that's apparently just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to over-the-top cruise amenities. On its Quantum of the Seas, set to launch in 2015, vacationers will find an observation pod that hangs » 4/25/14 1:40pm 4/25/14 1:40pm

Bad Rooms on the New Royal Caribbean Ship Come with Virtual Balconies

Hey there, world traveller. Say you want to go on a cruise but can't afford a fancy oceanfront room on the Empress deck. No big deal! Royal Caribbean's got you covered. » 2/04/14 12:20pm 2/04/14 12:20pm

With Video Walls This Huge, You'll Forget You're on a Cruise Ship

Luxury liners are getting bigger and more grandiose every year. Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ships, for example, are the size of a small town. And, rather than simply stare out at the ocean, revelers aboard these boats will be treated to a visual experience like none before thanks to an array of cutting-edge… » 10/09/13 11:50am 10/09/13 11:50am

World's Largest Cruise Ship Sets Sail

Royal Caribbean's record-setting $1.5 billion, 1200-foot-long, 16-deck-high, 220,000-ton, Tower-of-Babel-on-sea luxury cruiser has finally set sail from Finland to Miami. I hate to be the one to ask but, um, there aren't any icebergs on the way, right guys? » 10/31/09 6:45pm 10/31/09 6:45pm

World's Largest Cruise Ship Let the Suburbs Travel With You

Royal Caribbean's new boat is big. Really big. The "Project Genesis" cruise liner, currently being constructed, will be 43% larger than the Queen Mary II, currently the world's largest ship. 1,180 feet long and weighing 220,000 tons, it'll be able to carry more people from New Jersey down to the Caribbean than any… » 6/20/08 12:30pm 6/20/08 12:30pm