This is a cruise industry first and they also plan to add more of the Apple devices to the cabins of five more of its 22 ships within the next two years.
Guests can use the tablet to receive, retrieve and use information such as the daily Cruise Compass of events and activities, personal daily itineraries, shore excursions, monitor their on board account, order room service, view restaurant menus, access the internet and even watch films.
Lisa Bauer, senior vice president, Hotel Operations, Royal Caribbean International, said in a news release: “Based on consumer research, we added the iPads to greatly enhance guest communication, interactivity and to continue to offer industry leading technology that helps enhance the guest experience,"
"This is just one of the many exciting ways that Royal Caribbean continues to provide our guests with the ultimate cruise experience."
As Wi-fi is being installed, guests will be able to use the iPads all over the ship providing easy access where-ever they go and in the next two years Royal Caribbean plan to introduce this to all of the ships in their vision-class fleet.
Royal Caribbean customer, James Harrison said: “I was extremely excited to hear the news that they were added iPads to their stateroom. It truly is about time that these cruise lines started taking advantage of modern technology and I am sure that this will no doubt help boost the sales for Royal Caribbean in 2012.”
If you wanted to try out these iPads in your stateroom aboard Splendour of the Seas then you will find her sailing a variety of South American Itineraries in the summer of 2012 at http://www.cruise118.com/