Weather Decision Technologies and Royal Caribbean Cruises announced that the cruise company will implement WeatherOps risk mitigation system on each of its 47 vessels across all subsidiaries, including Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises and in their emergency operations centers in Miami as of November 2017.
Royal Caribbean said in a statement that WDT’s WeatherOps platform was chosen to support RCL’s global cruise line operations after real-world validation and the approval of each captain in each division. The company's shoreside team in Miami also will utilize WeatherOps to support captains across the fleet 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 utilize 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.”