The virtual reality cruising experience is here

Font Size:

It was only a matter of time before this happened: virtual reality and cruising finally combining.

Virtual reality is the latest tool being used by a range of travel organisations, such as hotels and airlines. And now it’s allowing customers to experience cruising with both feet firmly planted on dry land. 

In an Australian cruise industry first, Cruiseabout has introduced their virtual reality experience, with the aim of providing users with a fully immersive, 360-degree guided tour inside two cruise ships. It’s produced in collaboration with Royal Caribbean International and Carnival Cruise Line, and customers have the choice of the Voyager of the Seas or Carnival Spirit vessels.

The virtual reality experience is expensive to produce, and Cruiseabout is hoping that the offering will enhance the in-store experience and empower customers during the booking process. Cruiseabout General Manager Jarrod Pask said the vision will be a huge asset for travellers who are new to cruising and unfamiliar with ships, cabin types and the onboard experience, as it allows them to get a taste for it virtually before stepping on board in real life.

He added that “both ships put on an amazing display for the vision, and customers can look up, down and over their shoulder to experience what it’s like to be on board these ships complete with theatre performances, restaurant walk-throughs, previews of the onboard facilities like Voyager’s FlowRider and cabin inspections.”

Powered by cutting-edge Samsung VR headsets, the experience will be available in select Cruiseabout stores in each state, with a similar offering on the Cruiseabout website, Facebook and apps for mobile devices. The company also has plans to expand the virtual reality experience across a range of ships in the foreseeable future.

You can find out more at Cruiseabout.

Have you used virtual reality technology before? Would you go and utilise it before booking your next cruise?


Join YourLifeChoices today
and get this free eBook!

Join
By joining YourLifeChoices you consent that you have read and agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy

RELATED LINKS

Virtual reality reef

Now you can experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet thanks to Qantas.

The future of travel is here

The latest initiative from Marriott could see you travelling without ever leaving the room.

Written by SJ

2 Comments

Total Comments: 2
  1. 0
    0

    A “Claytons”
    The one you’re having when you’re not having one.
    It won’t get the juices flowing.

  2. 0
    0

    One thing wrong or a couple of things you have to make the beds in the morning and cook all your meals


FACEBOOK COMMENTS



SPONSORED LINKS

continue reading

Finance

What the new consumer law changes mean for your rights

Australia's consumer rights and protections are set for a major shake-up from 1 July this year and it means that...

Entertainment

Friday Funnies: Star signs

Whether you believe that your heart and mind are mapped out in the stars or not, you'll have a chuckle...

Lifestyle

Revealed: Who cleaned up in the most popular household product awards?

Australians spend about 17 hours every week doing housework, according to data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in...

COVID-19

Higher costs, more errors when medicines scarce due to COVID

Nial Wheate, University of Sydney and Elise Schubert, University of Sydney You've just come from your monthly GP appointment with...

Food

One-Bowl Chocolate Banana Muffins

If you've well and truly mastered baking banana bread by now, why not mix things up a bit with Deliciously...

Lifestyle

The emotional stages of brewing your own beer

Why buy beer when you could brew it yourself? Of course, we all love a hand-pulled beer, but with social...

Health Insurance

Here’s how you can beat the double health insurance premium hike

Australians are about to experience a double whammy of health insurance premium increases. Prices already went up on 1 October...

Superannuation News

How did your super fund perform in 2020?

This time last year, the coronavirus pandemic was hitting our radar, but few could have predicted what was coming with...

LOADING MORE ARTICLE...