Friday, April 17, 2015

Looking All Around

When Princess Cruises first gave us 360-degree views of their staterooms and suites, we were working with huge files and dial-up modems. (You remember those, don’t you?) Click on the button and within a couple of minutes you could “stand” by the bed if your cabin and look toward the window or move the mouse and look toward the bathroom. Could planning a cruise get any better?

There have been lots of improvements since than, but Azamara just took the whole thing several steps further. They have begun to offer 360-degree video, not just of the ship, but since they are all into destinations, you can experience some of their fascination ports of call and see all around you in video. The next best thing to being there.

Details appeared in the April 17 edition of Cruise News Daily.