royal caribbean announces largest selection of wines available at sea
Royal Caribbean International, a global cruise brand with 22 ships, has announced the addition of a 48-bottle WineStation aboard both Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas cruise ships for the largest of its kind, automated wine serving system at sea. With the swipe of a SeaPass card, guests can sip, swirl and savor wine selections from around the world at their Vintages wine bars, including selections from premium wineries, such as Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Caymus, Penfolds, Torres, Robert Mondavi and others. The WineStation preserves wine for 60 days and keeps each bottle perfectly temperature controlled. Guests now are able to enjoy varieties of wine not typically offered by-the-glass, and easy-to-read LCD screens display the varietal, year and region of each wine selection.
“We work really hard to offer the latest technology and solutions to give our guests an unmatched vacation experience,” says Bob Midyette, director of fleet beverage operations at Royal Caribbean International. “The WineStation self-serve dispensing system is a great option to help our guests explore wines on their own, or with one of our knowledgeable wine tenders. We look forward to offering this system on more of our ships in the future.”
“A wine preservation system like the WineStation is imperative for any venue to have a competitive and cost effective wine program,” says Nick Moezidis, co-founder of Napa Technology. “We are pleased to partner with an industry leader who is committed to fine wine service.”