Imagine a virtual reality tour before booking your cruise where you can get a 360 degree guided tour inside your favourite ship.

Cruiseabout, the Flight Centre travel agency which specialises in cruise, announced yesterday it has made it possible by bringing a virtual reality experience to its customers.

It is the first virtual reality vision to reach the Australian cruise market, produced in collaboration with Royal Caribbean International and Carnival Cruise Line Australia.

Customers can take a virtual tour of Voyager of the Seas and Carnival Spirit; experiencing restaurant walk throughs, previews of onboard facilities like Voyager’s flowrider and cabins, theatre performances and more. 

The virtual reality experience has been enabled by using advanced Samsung VR headsets that will be available at select Cruiseabout stores. The film is available at the Cruiseabout website.

“This will be a game changer for the cruise booking process that is already a highly collaborative interactive process, and we see access to virtual reality vision as a way to enhance the in-store experience for our customers,” said Mr Jarrod Pask, Cruiseabout General Manager.

“For travellers who are new to cruise and unfamilair with ships, cabin types, and the onboard experience, the vision will be a huge asset as they have the ability to get a taste for it virtually before stepping on board in real life.”

It is a particularly strong incentive to upgrade cabins. When clients view single and inside cabins, many ask to be upgraded, said Mr Pask.

Cruiseabout plans to introduce more virtual reality experience across many ships.

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