Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s technology is all set to travel in the seas through the initiatives from Royal Caribbean International, a global brand of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL). Royal Caribbean International is one of the major player in the vacation cruises industry, which operates on a wide range of global destinations. Their packages include more than 450 destinations on all seven continents.
On Monday, Richard. D. Fain, CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) announced that their brand new ship ‘Quantum of the Seas’ will take the vacation cruise industry to the next level, with the inclusion of various technologies. The details of the Fain’s announcement was reveled in Microsoft’s ‘News Center’ article.
He said that the crew members of this new ship would receive a new HEXA made 8″ tablet, powered by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows 8.1. This would enable around 40,000 crew members of the ship to use features like Bing, Skype, Office365 and OneDrive. Fain pointed out that the main intention is to make sure that the crew members stay close to the families during their time away from the home.
“The Royal Caribbean men and women who provide such great vacations are the real heroes of our fleet, and these gifts demonstrate our appreciation in a tangible way. This technology isn’t only about giving our guests a better vacation — it’s about giving our crew and their families a closer connection than we’ve ever been able to,” Fain was quoted as saying.
Jane Boulware, VP of US Windows devices was quoted as saying that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Cloud and Mobile technologies would help the guests and crew members of ‘Quantum of the Seas’ to connect to their loved ones around the globe. She added that they are thrilled to partner with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL).
In addition, the ship will include many other Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s pieces of technology onboard, which include Xbox One console for guests to play games with anyone around the world. The ship also has Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL)’s point-of-sale system featuring the Verifone payment sleeve for card swiping.
One of the larget shareholders of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is ValueAct Capital, led by Jeffrey Ubben, which owns around 74.2 million shares of the company.