今日幾乎在全球的每艘郵輪上,都能看見 Nestlé Professional™ Vitality 飲料產品的蹤跡,像是咖啡、特調飲料和無酒精調酒飲料、專利分配系統等。郵輪的客戶量大、服務時間長、培訓成本高,因此 Vitality 需要一台只需按一下按鈕就能輕鬆操作,並且可以承受數年繁重使用需求的攪拌機。

Vitality Cruise Ship Services and Customer Relations Manager Pam Elliott says the best thing about the Vitamix Portion Blending System is its sturdiness and reliability under extremely heavy use. “A regular restaurant might make 10, 20, or even 100 frozen drinks in a day, but on a cruise ship, they’ll make 2,000 to 3,000 just in an afternoon. And not just cocktails, but smoothies, too,” said Elliott. “We needed a machine that could withstand that kind of volume while consistently producing high-quality beverages. We’ve tested other machines, but the Vitamix Portion Blending System is the only one that’s been able to meet our high standards.”

Elliott 表示,可靠性對於郵輪尤其重要,因為郵輪通常一次只會停靠在港口一到兩天,幾乎沒有時間可進行維修,他說「花費在保養的時間愈少,機器就能為我們與郵輪客戶製作出更多的飲料—創造出更多利潤。」

郵輪餐飲服務人員的流動率相對高,導致需要不斷培訓,這也讓 Portion Blending System 的簡便性成為另一大優點。可輕鬆設定程式,只要簡單地按下按鈕,一次最多能製作出四杯飲料。由於系統每次都能夠精準地分配出正確份量的配料,讓郵輪經營者不必擔心調酒師調配過量或不足,或客戶對於郵輪飲料的品質不滿意。「郵輪經營者能夠透過不浪費配料來控制成本,乘客也因為能喝到每次味道都相同、完美調製的飲料而心情愉悅,」Elliott 如此表示。