Masachika Kawata, the producer behind Resident Evil: Revelations has revealed that game was originally intended to take place in a floating mansion on the sea, but Capcom USA forced the development team to change the floating mansion to the cruise ship which is named the Queen Zenobia.
“The concept for Revelations, it was actually just a floating mansion. That was the concept. It was just a mansion at sea. Capcom USA forced them to change it to a cruise ship.”
- Capcom community manager, Seth Killian