Cruise Ships In 2018 Are Getting A Huge MakeoverDecember 29, 2017
Hurtigruten As, a Norway-based cruise line has teamed up with Silicon Valley’s BluEye Robotics to introduce 15-pound diving drones on expedition ships.
The drones can dive down to 150 metres in water and are equipped with four thrusters and a wide angle video camera that can be used in low-light conditions.
The live footage captured from the camera will essentially be streamed to screens around the ship. The content can also be streamed to your personal device, so whether you’re grabbing a bite to eat or lying in bed, you can see what’s happening right under you.
“We’ve become spoiled as consumers to always want the coolest, best, neatest thing. It’s all about bragging rights.” said Vicky Garcia, co-owner and chief operating officer of Cruise Planners Inc.
The world’s first underwater lounge is also set to be built on Ponant Co.’s new Mediterranean yachts, Le Laperouse and Le Champlain.
Two large portholes will get visitors up close to view the sea creatures, with large screens broadcasting live images from the three underwater cameras around the room.
The underwater lounge aboard Ponant’s new yacht is set to debut in the upcoming summer.