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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Selects WDT’s WeatherOps for Fleetwide Weather Decision Support

by Steve Miller, on Jul 13, 2017 9:53:54 AM

Norman, OK – July 13, 2017 — Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT), the world’s leading decision support and weather analytics company announced today, the signing of its newest client, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.(RCL), based in Miami, Florida. RCL will implement WDT’s WeatherOps risk mitigation system on each of their 47 vessels across all subsidiaries, including Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Azamara Club Cruises as well as in their emergency operations centers in Miami as of November 2017.

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. RCL’s shore side team in Miami will also 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,” says 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,” said 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.”

WeatherOps by WDT is utilized to protect personnel and assets anywhere on the globe. Client types include offshore and onshore energy interests, event venues and concert tours, utilities, retail, agriculture, and logistics, to name a few. For a free risk assessment and WeatherOps trial, click here.

About Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.
Headquartered in Norman, OK, WDT provides organizations with weather analytics and decision support on a global scale. The company utilizes big data solutions to develop and provide weather analytics such as hazardous weather detection and prediction, high resolution forecasts, decision analytics, APIs for web and mobile applications, as well as interactive mapping. WDT employs the expert WeatherOps forecast team, staffed by seasoned meteorologists who provide global asset protection and commodities trading decision support. 

 RCCL Fleet Captain, Teo Strazicic, and Chief Meteorologist, James Van Fleet, discuss working with WDT

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