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Bionic Bar


Quantum of the Seas, the new flagship of Royal Caribbean – which will set out in November 2014 from the port of New York – will host the most advanced technology in the field of service and entertainment. The star feature of course: The Bionic Bar powered by the one and only Makr Shakr.


Designed by Carlo Ratti Associati, the bar’s mechanical arm prepares cocktails ordered by tablet, right in front of you; doses of alcohol will be by the notebook (pun intended) just without the roosters touch. The drinks that are served will be perfect as a result and can be celebrated even in the non-event of escaping shipwrecks.


Quantum of the Seas passengers will start the Bionic Bar experience by tapping their RFID bracelet on one of the tablets on display. Besides choosing from standard and signature recipes, guests will be able to entirely customize their drink with an almost limitless number of combinations. Guests will have the possibility to name their own creation, access their order history and reorder their favorite cocktails, all while rating and commenting on them. From a single slice of lime to a spoon of brown sugar, robots will perform every guest’s desires by muddling, stirring, shaking or straining spirits and sodas!


This showstopper is destined to become a main attraction for tech-savvy travelers. We are proud to contribute to this next generation of state-of-the-art cruise liners.


For more information, please visit: www.makrshakr.com