At Virtuoso Travel Week, Azamara Club Cruises launched its new app, which offers a series of 360-degree virtual reality experiences.
The video series, known as Azamara 3di and featured on the dedicated website www.azamara3di.com, uses virtual reality technology to help immerse future guests in what it’s like to be onboard the Azamara Journey via ship tours and to experience destination excursions in South and Central American ports of call.
From touring the onboard amenities of the Azamara Journey or escaping to destinations like Costa Rica for zip lining or Cartagena, Colombia, for a midnight carriage ride, the new Azamara app helps guests get a flavor of what the line offers.
For now, the app is available on iPhones, iPads and iPods that run iOS 6.0 or above. Android users can go to http://www.azamara3di.com.
Once downloaded from the Apple Store, guests are presented with four choices and can choose the video they wish to view. By selecting the hand icon in the menu at the bottom of the screen, users can manipulate the video up, down and 360-degrees around by dragging their finger around the screen. By selecting the VR option at the bottom of the screen, guests can use their device with a Google Cardboard headset and enjoy the virtual reality experience.
More videos are in production, Azamara said, but for now guests can choose from the Onboard Experience or tours of Panama, Costa Rica and Cartagena, Colombia.