A modern cruise ship truly is a marvel of innovation and ingenuity on the IT front. In order to prevent on-board fires, cables must not be spliced — instead they must run through the entire length of the ship.
So the amount of engineering finesse that must go into each of these ships is hard to even grasp.
For example, consider Royal Caribbean's latest ship is the Quantum of the Seas. At a cost of nearly $1 billion, the ship is 1,139 feet long with a width of 162 feet at the widest point in its 18 decks.
To grasp the true scope of this ship, Royal Caribbean also provided a unique look at the entire shipusing Google StreetView.