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Royal Caribbean In Shocking Technology U-Turn

Royal Caribbean In Shocking Technology U-Turn

**You may have guessed that this shocking Royal Caribbean news was an April Fools! But what were your initial thoughts? Were you taken aback?

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Royal Caribbean are set to make a shock announcement regarding their newest ship, Symphony of the Seas!

According to latest reports, Symphony of the Seas will be the first ship to have a technology ban. However, it isn’t as drastic as it may seem. All mobile phones, tablets and other devices will be banned from restaurants and bars.

Of course, this is a huge surprise to many in the cruising industry, especially considering Symphony of the Seas is one of the most technologically advanced ships to date.

This unprecedented move has come reportedly come about due to Royal Caribbean’s commitment to family fun. The cruise line have decided that a key element to this is reintroducing a sense of family unity onboard. Without the distraction of smartphones and other technology, the art of conversation and human interaction will make a long overdue comeback.

The phrase being thrown around by Royal Caribbean is “Forget The Hashtag, Remember The Holiday!”

Royal Caribbean have been synonymous with innovation and cruise industry firsts, with many of their ideas being adopted by other cruise lines. Is this another industry first that could catch on and be implemented by other cruise lines in the future?

What do you think about the announcement? Do you think this is the right move? Has the art of conversation been lost due to phones? Let us know your thoughts in the comments…

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