Street View Goes to Sea
Getting the world's smartest cruise ship on Google
A 5-day voyage for two of our team from New York to the Bahamas, with the task of taking and then stitching together more than 15,000 panoramic photographs, went into the production of the new virtual tour for Quantum of the Seas. Royal Caribbean's first ever 'smartship' has gone live on Google Maps Business View today.
Everything you can imagine from a cruise liner is here - 15 passenger decks of the finest restaurants, entertainment, sports activities and spacious accommodation - all set amongst luxurious surroundings and showcasing up-to-the-minute technology.
We had an idea of what to expect, having produced a tour for the world's biggest cruise ship, Allure of the Seas, last summer. Excited with the results, including the widespread coverage across scores of press and social media channels, Royal Caribbean asked us to work with them again on their newest ship.
And with Quantum there is even more.
Take a look at the exclusive North Star, a 'London Eye' type glass capsule suspended on a giant arm which lifts passengers 300ft high out above the sea for some fantastic views. More amazing experiences include the rush of skydiving which can be felt on the iFly, and the thrill of surfing on the FlowRider.
There's also rock climbing, dodgem cars, a roller disco, Two70 theatre, cocktails served by robot bartenders in the Bionic Bar, and SeaPlex, the largest indoor active space at sea.
Quantum also offers guests the fastest internet speeds at sea, Smartphone apps to track luggage, make restaurant reservations and spa appointments, and an amazing choice of digital entertainment.
And thanks to the latest Street View technology from Google, you can now enjoy a virtual cruise.
Date: 15 January 2015
Author: The 360 Company