Royal Caribbean interview: Laser tag & AR digital posters on a cruise ship

There's a lot to get into on this massive ship, including fighting for the fate of Earth.


When you're riding on and exploring the largest cruise ship in the entire world, you'd expect to find plenty to entertain you, friends, and family. Thankfully, Symphony of the Sea passengers get a plethora of activities, venues, and more to engage with and experience.

Vice President of Customer Experience for Royale Caribbean Laura Hodges Bethge spoke with Shacknews in the video below about some of the most impressive ideas that have been brought to life on Symphony of the Seas. In the interview, she discusses the laser tag experience, the multitude of classic and modern gaming options onboard the ship, augmented reality digital posters, and more. "So, we take technology and mix those things together so folks can bond and have a great time," she says. The laser tag experience onboard the Symphony of the Seas is called Battle for Planet Z. It's robots vs aliens competition with seven people on each side and it lasts eight minutes.

The Symphony of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean's latest ships, is the largest cruise ship in the world. Being such a massive ship, it comes with an equally massive collection of activities, dining options, entertainment, and more:

  • Flowrider surfing activity
  • Zipline
  • Ultimate Abyss slide
  • Laser Tag
  • Escape the Rubicon escape room
  • Rock climbing wall
  • The Perfect Storm high-speed waterslide
  • Playmakers Bar & Arcade
  • Dazzles dance club
  • Live orchestra
  • Aquatheater shows
  • Ice skating shows
  • Hairspray Broadway show
  • Splashaway Bay water park
  • Many bars
  • Many restaurants
  • And more!

Debuting in May 2019, the Symphony of the Seas cruise ship it will be traveling to a private destination called Perfect Day at CocoCay. The venue will feature the tallest waterslide in North America, a helium air balloon that takes passengers up in the air, and more.

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