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New cruise ship a floating heaven for tech geeks

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas has satellite Wi-Fi with speeds that rival land-based counterparts

  • A view of Quantum of the Seas from the ship's North Star, a glass capsule that lifts passengers 300 feet in the air.

  • A virtual balcony inside an interior stateroom gives guests a lifelike view of the ocean. The display is an 80" HD television turned on its side. It displays live video captured from the bridge of the ship.

  • One of two $20,000 Red Epic cameras that capture 5K video to feed the virtual balconies in about 400 rooms on the ship.

  • The Royal Esplanade inside Royal Caribbean's new Quantum of the Seas. The ship has 18 restaurants, indoor skydiving and bumper cars.

  • A view of the ocean from the bridge of Royal Caribbean's new Quantum of the Seas.

  • Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas has two robots at the Bionic Bar making drinks for guests.

  • Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas sailing in New York harbor. The ship is 348 meters (1,141 feet) long and can accommodate 4,905 passengers.

  • Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas sailing in New York harbor. The ship is cruising from the harbor to the Caribbean until mid 2015 when it repositions to Shanghai.

  • A speedtest completed aboard Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas cruise ship. The ship uses satellite WiFi from O3B networks.

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