Cruise lines do all that they can to get new clients, including coming up with some really interesting attractions as technology is used in a way that makes you want to be a part of the experience. This should come as no surprise since traveling becomes more and more affordable. People end up flying to the destinations they love, with cruises getting a pretty bad reputation, one that is not really warranted if we are to look at what is offered.
Most people have no idea how much cruise lines changed. Long gone are the days of simple deck games, live music and random activities. Just check out the innovations below.
In many cruise ships we have numerous rooms that simply have 4 walls and no views. These are cheaper but you do not get much of an experience. Royal Caribbean changed this through the installation of a huge HD LED screen, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, 80 inches. Royal Caribbean offers this experience on some of its ships, like Anthem Of The Seas and others. On the screens you see a live feed from different cameras that are mounted outside.
This technology is quickly becoming more and more popular. Many cruise lines already have some HD outside viewing options installed. You basically get an ocean view, complete with sounds, even if you go for the cheap rooms.
Usually, on a cruise you have to buy beer for really high prices. This changed for so many lines as they basically embraced microbrewing. Norwegian Cruise Lines is particularly interesting, with the District Brewhouse experience offered on Bliss and Escape. There are many rotating beers available on tap and some beers that can only be tasted while on the cruise. Basically, you will not have to settle for a Heineken when you can taste so many tasty craft beers.
Two70 by Royal Caribbean is a huge 2 deck venue that offers 270 degrees sea views thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. During the day you will love to hang out there but the evening performances are what makes this stand out. Windows then become Vistarama, which is a screen with ultra-HD, 20 feet tall and 100 feet wide. The resolution is 12k, which is close to 2 times what you get at IMAX. Entertainment is taken to a whole new level, combining live performances with state-of-the-art technology. Numerous screens can be independently operated. A world of possibilities opens up, all with just imagination to stop performances.
High Speed Video Streaming
We live in a world dominated by the internet so it is normal to want to have WiFi access while on a cruise ship. Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. Sea connectivity is usually slow, pricey and patchy. Numerous cruise lines realized this and are now offering really high speed internet access. Prices can vary a lot, with some being available for just around $15 while others are much more advanced and available for around $150. Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Carnival offer these.
Easily Locate Children With Geo-Location Technology
As a parent, you always want to know where children are if you are on a cruise. Kids often get distracted so MSC Cruises’ solution is quite useful. It is practically a bracelet that allows you to monitor children. You know where they are. At the same time, the bracelet interacts with sensors in just seconds. This means you know the exact location, not just something like what room the child is in or was in 30 seconds ago.