State-of-the-art virtual reality provides immersive glimpse into the luxurious world of Crystal
LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2017 – Crystal’s latest innovation in luxury is conveniently at travelers’ fingertips, transporting them to the spacious decks of the fleet’s award-winning vessels and global destinations with one click. Crystal has unveiled the Crystal Preview, taking guests “through the lens” of select Crystal experiences with 360-degree videos of onboard spaces and itinerary locales through interactive videos on the company’s website. Developed with EXP360 virtual reality technology to create videos throughout Crystal Serenity and Crystal Mozart, the Crystal Preview provides an immersive peek into vessels themselves, as well as Arctic locales and experiences featured on the Northwest Passage voyage, and historic spots visit during sailings along the Danube.
From any web browser, viewers can peruse videos that showcase many spaces aboard the vessels and the destinations selected along the itineraries – several from the vantage point of adventures and experiences found in the locales. For a truly immersive view, the Crystal Preview app allows travelers to navigate the 360-degree scope of the video with their handheld device, virtually placing them in the center of the space. Similarly, guests can use their smartphone with a virtual reality headset for a comprehensive view of any space or destination chosen.
“The new virtual reality videos are a valuable planning tool for new guests who want to know what to expect aboard their Crystal vacation, providing a sense of the luxurious spaces aboard our gorgeous vessels, as well as a taste of the culture and beauty of the locales we visit,” says Crystal’s CEO and president, Edie Rodriguez.
Travelers can access the videos directly from Crystal’s website on any web browser. Additionally, the Crystal Preview app is available for Google Play and Apple® devices, allowing viewers to download an unlimited number of 360ᵒ videos and create playlists of their favorites.
Crystal plans to expand the Crystal Preview EXP360 technology to Crystal Symphony and Crystal Esprit in the fall of 2017, highlighting Crystal Symphony’s destinations in the Mediterranean and the exclusive harbors on Crystal Esprit’s new West Indies itineraries. Among the dozens of Crystal Preview 360ᵒ videos currently available are:
Crystal Serenity Views
Extraordinary Crystal Penthouse
Butler-serviced Penthouse Suite
Sun Deck Tennis Courts
The Vintage Room Dining Venue
Crystal Mozart Views
Chic Waterside Restaurant
Blissful Crystal Life Spa
Stylish Suite with French Balcony
Expansive Sun Deck
Crystal River Cruises Destination Views
Salzburg’s picturesque countryside
Munich’s Main Square
Passau’s Old Town
Vienna’s Belvedere Palace
Crystal Cruises Destination Views
Polar bears in the Beaufort Sea
Nuuk, Greenland’s Arctic landscapes
Icebergs in the Bellot Strait
Canoeing adventure in Canada’s Sam Ford Fjord
For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel professional, call 888.799.2437, or visit Crystal’s website, www.crystalcruises.com.
By land, sea and air, Crystal, The World’s Most Luxurious Hospitality & Lifestyle Brand Portfolio™ has redefined the way the world views luxury travel. Crystal Cruises is the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™, having earned “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 23 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 years; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by travel professional organization Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015 & 2016). The newest and upcoming extensions of the celebrated Crystal brand include Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air, Crystal River Cruises – The World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line ™ Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Exclusive Class™ with Crystal Residences.
EXP360 is a Berlin based IT company focused on providing its customers with a scalable commercial sales platform based on Virtual Reality. The EXP360 solution allows a sales representative to give customers a guided tour either from a tablet or via the Internet e.g. from a contact center. EXP360 uses widely available standard VR hardware and delivers its services globally via AWS (Amazon Web Service). The client base ranges from Tourism to Real Estate all the way to Private Schools – all thriving to promote their products with the immersive sales platform provided by EXP360.