This is the smartest cruise ship ever built – and it’s launching soon

Royal Caribbean Icon of the Seas

When most of us consider cruise holidays, we envision a quiet and sedentary journey at a slower tempo, giving us time to chill out and recharge.

Whether or not it is in the course of the ocean or travelling between cities, a cruise ship appears slightly low-fi, remoted from the know-how and connectivity that dominates our land-based lives – however that might all be about to vary.