Robot Bartenders Mix it Up on the High Seas

Bots man the bar on the industry's newest cruise ship.

ByABC News
November 20, 2014, 12:56 PM

— -- Of all the tech/nerdy things travelers love about the cruise industry's latest brand-new mega-ship, robot bartenders is definitely the most talked about.

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas, part of the line's Quantum Class spans 18 decks, encompasses 167,800 gross registered tons, features 2,090 staterooms and carries 4,180 guests. Each one of them is likely lining up for a beer served by a bot at the ship's Bionic Bar.

Powered by Makr Shakr, a company that aims to "empower people with new robotic interactions, especially in the food and beverage sector," guests place orders via tablets and then wait as robotic bartenders mix cocktails.

Quantum of the Seas will sail out of New York Harbor from her homeport of Cape Liberty, New Jersey for the inaugural season before departing to its new homeport of Shanghai, China.