Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas offers a lot of things to see and do onboard, and today we are highlighting one of the more impressive visual elements on this brand new ship, the Vistarama.
What is Vistarama
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Vistarama is a show in Two70, where Two70's iconic floor-to-celing glass windows are transformed into a "digital canvas", where pretty much any scene, real or imagined, can be displayed on them.
Two70 is a two-deck high, multi-purpose entertainment venue is located at the rear of the ship. It features wraparound, floor-to-ceiling windows that give an amazing 270-degree view of the passing landscape.
Check out this preview of Vistarama for a good example of what this show is all about.
How does it work?
Royal Caribbean utilizes 12K resolution projects (that means it is 12 times high definition) and the result is some stunning views for guests to enjoy.
Before the show starts, the sun shields that serve as the projection surfaces are rolled down to cover the windows.
Eighteen projectors are used to create an ambient surface that is 120 feet wide by 23 feet tall, in a 5:1 aspect ratio. This is an industry first in terms of this kind of projection technology.
The slope, curvature, and surface textures of the Vistarama system require the image content of the projections to be geometrically adapted to the circumstances. The result is a projection with a total resolution of 12,480 x 2,280 pixels and a projection size of 36 x 6 meters.
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas has a lot to offer, including a number of staterooms. Today, we will look at the category D3 balcony stateroom and take you through the cabin to give you an idea of what to expect if you book this category.
On Anthem of the Seas, we reviewed stateroom 6266, which is located on Deck 6 forward, fairly close to the elevator bank. Entry to the room is by RFID scanner, which is above the door handle.
Walking into the room, you will immediately see the light from the balcony shining ahead of you.
The bed is joined together but can be split apart if need be. There's a large, flat screen television across from it and two night stands on opposite sides of the bed. Access to the balcony is also on the other side of the bed.
Across from the bed is a widescreen, high definition television.
Beyond the bed is a large sofa, with desk and chair opposite it. This is where the bulk of the indoor living space is located and the room offers a good amount of space to navigate between objects and other guests.
A D3 stateroom features a full bathroom as well with stand up shower.
Of course, the reason to book this stateroom is the balcony.
At 55 square feet, the balcony is average for a Quantum class ship and it has enough room for two chairs and a table. It's enough space for two people to comfortably enjoy the view and ocean air.
Royal Caribbean is proud to welcome Anthem of the Seas to her new homeport in Cape Liberty, NJ. Now anchored in America, Anthem of the Seas will provide New Yorkers with a new way to come seek adventure.
Royal Caribbean's newest Quantum class ship, Anthem of the Seas, arrived in New York Harbor early this morning and we have the first batch of photos from her arrival.
During her arrival in the early hours of the morning, Anthem of the Seas passed under the Verazzano bridge and went past the Statue of Liberty before heading into Cape Liberty.
Anthem of the Seas will be offering a few short 2-night cruises to members of the media and travel agents and then begin offering regularly scheduled cruises out of Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey.
The live broadcasts will be available to watch from any smart phone or tablet that has Periscope installed on it. Royal Caribbean will also simulcast the Periscope sessions at 230 geo-targeted units across New York City in high traffic commuter areas, such as John F. Kennedy International Airport terminal, newsstands and subways.