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Royal Caribbean Gives Interior Cabins an Ocean View with Virtual Balconies

Excerpt from Wired

Feb 05, 2014 11:00 am

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This is a clever way to use tech on cruise ships to significantly improve guests’ experience.

— Samantha Shankman

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Passengers stuck in the bowels of Royal Caribbean’s latest behemoth can now pretend they’re living the high life with a “virtual balcony” — marketing-speak for an 80-inch HD display that pipes in real-time video to create a pseudo window, complete with a banister for “a feeling of safety.”

Eighty-one interior staterooms aboard the 15-deck Navigator of the Seas will get screens that stretch nearly floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall, displaying a live feed of what people with real windows are seeing, along with sound picked up my exterior microphones.

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