We’re not sure how more innovative you can get after MSC Cruises has introduced the world’s first humanoid robotic bartender at sea named Rob. The new robot can be seen on the cruise line’s shiny new mega-ship MSC Virtuosa.
MSC Starship Club and Rob!
We’ve already been introduced to robotic bartenders from Royal Caribbean but now MSC Cruises has revealed the world’s first humanoid bartender at sea named Rob! He is exclusively available aboard the MSC Virtuosa, MSC’s new flagship which was just recently delivered.
Rob will be able to mix and serve his signature cocktails along with a wide range of personalized drinks just like a real human bartender. He will even be able to speak with guests in a witty way offering a real bar-like experience.
At times, Rob will be able to showcase his dance moves along with telling people jokes, riddles and space trivia. He will be working at the MSC Starship Club, a new venue for the cruise line.
The venue will be very futuristic with 3D holograms, an immersive digital art wall and a 12-seat infinity digital interactive table, giving guests the opportunity to explore space with their own personalized galactic tour.
There will be specific vertical digital cockpits where guests can make their order. Rob will then get to work using all his skills to make the perfect cocktail. He’ll be able to cater for many guests thanks to him being able to speak eight languages.
The MSC Starship Club has been a concept that’s been in the making for almost six years. The cruise line has been pushing the boundaries and innovations to make it a reality.
The New MSC Virtuosa
There’s only one cruise ship in the world at the moment where you can meet Rob and that’s on MSC Virtuosa. The cruise ship was delivered on February 1, 2021, and is the cruise line’s new flagship.
She will begin sailings in April 2021 starting with a few three, four, and five-night cruises in the Mediterranean. MSC Virtuosa will then be deployed to North Europe during summer 2021 including cruises to the Norwegian Fjords and the Baltic capitals.
The new ship is part of the Meraviglia-Plus class and sister ship to MSC Grandiosa at over 181,000 gross tons and a guest capacity of 6,334.