Even the scratch half way through the clip — viewed by 1.1+ million people and counting — can’t break the spell of watching a self-leveling pool table in action. These gyroscopic devices are found on Royal Caribbean’s four Radiance-class ships, Radiance of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas and Brilliance of the Seas, as well as a handful of other brands’ vessels. According to a spokesperson from Royal’s new-build team, “There really isn’t a point when there’s too much motion for the tables to function.” If you can stay level, you can play billiards. Sure enough, the footage was taken while transiting the notoriously mercurial Tasman Sea from New Zealand’s Bay of Islands to Sydney, Australia.
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