Cruise ship focuses on innovation, security and convenience

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ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has supplied a solution with innovative RFID wristbands, which provide an optimal user experience for passengers on board the cruise ship MS Anthem of the Seas.


Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas is the world’s third largest cruise ship and known for its exclusive hi-tech standards. The vessel has 2,090 cabins in various sizes and price ranges.


Royal Caribbean needed to replace its existing keycards with a more innovative solution, to live up to its vision of being a modern, luxury and hi-tech cruise ship and stand out as an attractive option for the younger customer segment. The challenge was to find a secure, smart solution that enhances the user experience of both passengers and crew.


ASSA ABLOY Hospitality collaborated with Royal Caribbean to develop a modern, smart solution that can be used by passengers all over the vessel to pay for food and drink, enter their cabin, and go ashore and on board again at ports of call.

RFID components are now found all over the vessel, fulfilling a number of different functions. RFID locks with encryption technology have been installed, for example, in all cabin doors, and wristbands with embedded RFID technology give users access to all RFID functions on the vessel.