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Robot bartenders shake it up on cruise ship

Royal Caribbean's newest ship brings high tech to the high seas with robot bartenders, smart bracelets, virtual balconies and affordable broadband. Bridget Carey boards Quantum of the Seas to check out the tech.

Cruising isn't typically associated with the high tech, but Royal Caribbean is changing that with its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas.

In this episode of CNET Update, we take a quick tour of high-tech highlights. Technology is blended into on-board entertainment with choreographed Robo-Screen shows and robotic bartenders. Room keys have been replaced with smart bracelets. And everyone can stay connected to their smartphone at sea with broadband sold at reasonable daily rates.

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For more details on the Makr Shakr robot bartenders at the Bionic Bar, be sure to check out my report on Tomorrow Daily.

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