Royal Caribbean Cruises is to install Weather Decision Technologies (WDT) WeatherOps risk mitigation system on all 47 vessels across its brands and in RCL’s emergency operations centres in Miami by November, 2017.
The brands include Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises.
The cruise line said that WDT’s WeatherOps platform was chosen to support its operations after real-world validation and the approval of each Master in each division. The company’s shoreside team in Miami also will use WeatherOps to support each Master and ensure that logistics and weather safety across all aspects of the company’s operation are handled with respect to any weather hazards or delays.
“We’re pleased to work with a client like RCL who will not only utilise our service to ensure the safety of passengers and staff but help WDT innovate and ultimately reach deeper into various offshore applications for weather information,” said WDT President & CEO, Michael Eilts. “RCL’s Vision and Values statement reads: ‘To deliver the best vacation experience’ and we are here to help them in every way possible.”
“We are extremely excited to be using WDT’s innovative technology to ensure that our ships and Captains can plan the safest route possible for our guests and crew members,” added James Van Fleet, Chief Meteorologist, Royal Caribbean International. “Our goal is always to make sure our guests have the best vacation possible and this technology helps us do that.”