The High Seas Go High Tech with Tablet Computers

Royal Caribbean announced this week that they will place an iPad in every single cabin of its gargantuan 1,804-passenger Splendour of the Seas in early 2012.

The luxurious cruiseliner says the iPad-in-every-cabin campaign is an “industry first.”

Apple devices will also be added to the cabins of five additional cruiseliners over the next two years.

The five additional Royal Caribbean ships scheduled to get iPads in every cabin are all part of the line’s Vision Class series and include Legend of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas, Rhapsody of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas and Vision of the Seas. All of the vessels are scheduled to undergo major revitalizations in dry dock over the next two years.

“Royal Caribbean says the iPads will be programmed to let passengers access the ship’s daily listing of events and activities and to see a personal daily itinerary including shore excursions,” USA Today reports.

Passengers, naturally, will even be able to enjoy the iPad for their own web browsing purposes. The devices, as you might expect, are being promoted as great tools for passengers to “to monitor their onboard account, order room service, view restaurant menus, access the Internet and watch movies.”