Royal Caribbean has claimed it will boast record check-in times thanks to technology advances due to be released for new ship Quantum of the Seas.

The line is claiming guests will be able to board the ship in 10 minutes by removing check-in counters, form-filling and queues. Instead, guests will have been able to generate boarding documents online, upload their photo ID and receive digital boarding credentials ahead of departure. They will also be able to track their luggage on their smartphones.

The enhanced check-in process is one of a raft of ‘firsts’ claimed by Royal Caribbean for Quantum of the Seas, which launches in October, and future Quantum-class ships.

Other technical innovations include new ‘WOWband wristbands’ to help guests navigate the ship, make onboard purchases and serve as their room key, two new apps to allow guests to plan and book experiences before and during their sailing, and robotic bartenders which will mix cocktails automatically in a new ‘Bionic Bar’.

Ben Bouldin, director of sales UK and Ireland, said: “Royal Caribbean International is renowned for innovation and bold developments that no one else in the holiday industry – let alone cruise sector – can deliver, whether it be real-time luggage tracking, robot bartenders or Roboscreens.

“We are confident that once agents give potential holidaymakers a look at the world’s most technologically advanced ship, bringing in the bookings will be plain sailing with excited consumers eager to take a Quantum leap forward in their holidays.”