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Ideas for the Cruise Industry
by TheEtruscan at 21:02 February 24, 2014
On my 2013 cruise of the Hawaiian islands on the Norwegian Cruise Lines Pride of America, I thought of some great features that would set a cruise line apart from the other cruise lines.
My ideas have nothing to do with on-board entertainment, attractions, restaurants or any themes.
Here are my suggestions/features:
On April 2, 2013 I sent my proposal to NCL Corporation's honchos and I got a sugary condescending reply.
- Through fiber optic to inside cabins display the great marine outdoors as seen from the deck in a virtual window.
- The doors to the cabins should shut hermetically to filter out outside noise and lights.
- Internet access should be available and free when the cruise ship is in port.
- At night at a scheduled time if the sky is clear and when far from the glow of land lights a lights-out should be performed for a certain duration to allow stargazing and contemplation of the starry sky. In Hawaii all the non essential lights on the ship were turned off when going by the Kilauea lava flows. A general cry of awe was heard on the ship immediately as people realized the momentous and magical sight offered by total darkness.
Recently Royal Caribbean announced a virtual balcony for inside cabins to showcase real time images captured by cameras located at the forward and aft end of the ship.
My other suggestions are still up for grabs.
If any cruise line cares to implement any of my suggestions, I hope I can be remembered with a token gift, a free cruise for two perhaps?
I can be contacted via e-mail at: TarchonTheEtruscan@outlook.com.