I recently had the pleasure of a weeklong sailing on Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship, The Quantum of the Seas. After reading about this ship I was prepared to be impressed by the use of audio and video technology onboard. Once we embarked, it only took a few minutes before my expectations were dramatically exceeded.
Immediately I was presented with an LED ribbon suspended from the ceiling with moving artwork to please my senses. As I ventured down the hall serene visuals of painted nature scenes with flying insects and butterflies displayed on 10 overhead Sharp 90” displays and soothing music provided for a relaxed mood. One of the families in my group had an inside stateroom that included a virtual balcony featuring a 90” portrait monitor showing feeds from high definition cameras mounted on the side of the ship.
The ultimate highlight was the 270 Lounge with three stories of floor to ceiling glass windows providing a 270 degree view of the ocean off the back of the ship. When triggered, this entire area transformed into a massive projection surface featuring stunning imagery courtesy of 18 Ultra HD projectors seamlessly edge blended. If that wasn’t enough, my senses were further delighted by 6 dancing 100” 4mm LED arrays controlled by robotic arms.
Many of us by now have heard the term techorating; this by far has to be one of the best examples that I have ever experienced.