Technological advances are being made all the time within the cruising industry. Many fantastic new vessels have launched over the past couple of years offering futuristic with features such as robotic bartenders and driving simulators. Last week, Costa Cruises, owned by Carnival Corporation, announced it would be adding a technological feature on board its ships that goes above anything seen before.
For the first time in cruising history, a robot will fulfil a crew role on board a vessel. Costa Cruises have announced that the popular Japanese robot, Pepper, will feature on Costa Diadema, as well as Aida Cruises’ AIDAprima. The robot will be able to assist with greeting passengers as they come on board and helping with everyday queries such as deciding between the excursions available and restaurant recommendations.