The results are in….and the first bumper cars at sea, due to appear on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, will be a fiery red color.
As we noted in our last post, Royal Caribbean executives had a lot of decisions to make when they were designing this area of Seaplex, which will be the largest sports and entertainment complex at sea. Everything about the type of floor to the model and color of the bumper cars themselves underwent debate.
(Not that the conversation was purely academic, as you can see from the video above. Looks like Royal Caribbean executives were able to have some fun during the decision process!)
On the Royal Caribbean President’s blog, VP of Entertainment Nick Weir gave the reasons why red emerged as the true favorite:
All of the cars had the same chassis; the only difference was the molded top. I joined the team at the shipyard in Papenburg, Germany to help make the final selection and we selected the red model, which coincidentally was the model that Adam Goldstein test drove. We all liked the light at the top of this model and felt it was a sexier design than the other options.
Our contest asked you, our readers, to guess which color Royal would pick. More people chose blue than any other – primarily because it’s the company’s signature color – but we had a few folks who selected red.
We chose randomly – and are happy to announce that Eddie Murawski, who voted for “RED all the way – is our winner! He will receive “Bold Visions, Blue Seas” a limited-edition commemorative Royal Caribbean book that contains photos and descriptions of all of the brands under the Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited corporate umbrella. The book is not available for public purchase at this time.
Thanks for playing!