Everyone likes to try before they buy, whether it’s a food company doing taster sessions or a videogame developer releasing a demo before the titles full release. So Azamara Club Cruises has recorded 360 degree video of a holiday on one of their cruise ships.
The 360 degree virtual reality video is part of Azamara 3DI, a project launched earlier this year by Azamara Club Cruises to promote the company using the latest VR technology. The cruise ship tour video shows customers what sights, sounds and experiences they can expect to enjoy on a trip, from relaxing by the pool to excursions into local ports. The site also has several other 360 degree videos including Titi Canopy Tour in Costa Rica and Colonial Cartagena by Horse and Carriage.
The videos can be viewed normally through a compatible browser, with the mouse or directional keys controlling the video. But for the full experience users can use an Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) (WebVR 0.4.4 is required), and mobile users can touch the screen to navigate or use a Google Cardboard device.
VR 360 degree videos are becoming an evermore popular method of marketing for company’s with experiences to share and VRFocus will continue to report on emerging 360 degree videos in the future.