Royal Caribbean launches highest definition Google Street View on Quantum of the Seas
By Ben Grafton | 16 Jan 2015
Royal Caribbean International partners with Google Maps to create 360° virtual tour of its newest ship
The world’s first ‘smartship’ Quantum of the Seas has launched its highest-definition Google Street View virtual tour.
The new online 360° tours employ cutting-edge technology from Google Maps Business View to create the highest possible quality images of the technologically-advanced ship.
More than 15,000 still images were taken and 1,275 panoramic images were pieced together over five days to create the new Google Maps Street View.
The tour takes the public on a journey across 18 decks, featuring Quantum of the Seas’ other innovations, including robotic bartenders that can serve up to 1,000 drinks per day, indoor skydiving experience iFly and the North Star viewing capsule, which transports holiday-makers 300ft above the sea.
Users can even view the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea, SeaPlex, from behind the wheel of the first dodgems on board a ship, or watch other activities, such as its circus school or roller disco.
Royal Caribbean International initially partnered with Google Maps Business View for its flagship, Allure of the Seas, in July 2014 when a total of 91,000 unique visitors to the site were recorded in just one day, a record for the cruise holiday company.
Regarding the latest tour, Jo Briody, director for PR and marketing of Royal Caribbean International, commented: “Thanks to the latest technology from Google, we can offer a complete virtual immersion into the world’s most technologically-advanced ship, which will be the closest thing to actually experiencing it in real time.
“Quantum of the Seas has been a real game-changer in the holiday market and we are confident that once consumers have seen the innovations on offer, they will be encouraged to enjoy this groundbreaking ship first-hand.”
Visit www.royalcaribbean.co.uk/quantumview to see the complete 360° Google Maps Business View tour.
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