CNBC’s high-energy Simon Hobbs (my favorite) interviews Royal Caribbean Chairman Richard Fain about the Quantum of the Seas which is being called the world’s first "smart ship."
Mr. Hobbs interviewed me last year about Carnival’s troubles following the ill-fated "poop cruise." I found him to be fast-paced and quick-witted.
In the video, Mr. Hobbs asks the Royal Caribbean boss some interesting questions about Royal Caribbean’s decision to send the cruise line’s most spectacular cruise ship, with the NorthStar capsule contraption, iFly simulated sky-diving attraction (there’s already been an injury) and bumper-cars, to China.
Mr. Fain called the Quantum, his baby, "wonderful, exciting, fantastic and terrific." He explained his intention of moving the cruise ship to Shanghai because his cruise line has received "terrific interest and great prices" from the Chinese.
I guess that sums it up.