It’s important to us that all the virtual tours we create have the longest possible lifespan, thus providing the client with better return on their investment. With this in mind we always produce the original photographs at the highest possible resolution in order to make them ‘future proof’.
As the way in which viewing virtual tours evolves (such as smart phones & tablet computers) and clients requirements change for ever higher resolution panoramas, we are perfectly situated to re-author our original photographs of years past to create new 360° panoramas to meet the demands of today.
For example, when we were commissioned to produce 360° panoramas of Queen Victoria & Queen Mary 2 for Cunard, the original specification called for smaller panoramas to fit into a user interface that had been created to showcase the ships, both of which were hugely popular at the time.
In 2010 we were once again commissioned to produce the 360° panoramas for the newest Cunarder, Queen Elizabeth. The brief this time included both smaller and full screen panoramas. In order to bring the virtual tours of Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 up to a similar standard, and maintain continuity across all three virtual tours, we were able to re-visit our original high resolution photographs to create new panoramas of the same high standards.
Now all three Cunard Queens can be seen in glorious full screen, showcasing their fantastic interiors to potential clients in a way that truly conveys the comfort & luxury to be found onboard.
Click here to view the full screen panorama of the Grand Lobby on-board Queen Victoria (photographed in 2007).
Click here to view the Illuminations Planetarium on-board Queen Mary 2 (photographed in 2008).
Click here to view the Q1 Balcony on-board Queen Elizabeth (photographed in 2010).
Interested to see what a full screen virtual tour can do for your cruise company? Give us a call on 0845 644 3605 to discuss your requirements.
Having recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment, Pan 3Sixty were asked to create a virtual tour of MS Island Sky to show clients old and new the changes that had been made to this much loved Noble Caledonia ship.
Incorporating enticing views of the sumptuous cabins, lounge, bar and the restaurant, the virtual tour conveys the luxurious atmosphere to be found onboard. Further 360° panoramas of the open air cafe, cabin balconies and view from the bridge complete the tour, providing a comprehensive look around this unique and intimate ship.
Click on any of the images above to view the full screen panoramas.
Pan 3Sixty have been busy adding another ship to our cruise portfolio. We’ve just returned from Amsterdam where we completed a virtual tour of Noble Caledonia’s MS Johann Strauss; a four star, 90 cabin river vessel that cruises the waterways of Europe. Having just undergone a major refurbishment in Cologne, the short two day trip from Cologne to Amsterdam provided us with the ideal time to photograph the vessel looking its very best, prior to the first clients embarking for a luxury seven day cruise of the Netherlands.
The 360° virtual tour showcases the major public areas onboard MS Johann Strauss, providing potential clients with a superb overview of the vessel including the reception area, panorama lounge and fitness centre, plus the different grades of cabin available.
View the Panorama Lounge by clicking on the image above.
View the Fitness Centre by clicking on the image above.
Including MS Johann Strauss, our cruise portfolio includes Fred Olsen’s cruise ship MS Braemar, and all three Cunard Queens – Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and the recently launched Queen Elizabeth. Check back soon for another cruise ship virtual tour!
If you are interested in finding out how a high quality virtual tour by Pan 3Sixty can showcase your cruise ship to best effect, call us on 0845 644 3605 for an informal chat, or request a quotation by clicking here.
On the day that Queen Elizabeth sets sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton, Pan 3Sixty is pleased to announce that we were commissioned to produced the official 360 virtual tour of this latest Cunarder.
The first stage of the virtual tour goes live today, showcasing the main public areas onboard this magnificent ship, with further 360 panoramas, including the staterooms, being added soon.
Pan 3Sixty photographer Phil Giles said, “It was a great honour to once again be selected to produce a 360 virtual tour for Cunard. Photographing Queen Elizabeth whilst on route from the shipyard in Trieste to Southampton prior to the maiden voyage was a great experience, and it was a real pleasure to spend 10 days on this fantastic art deco inspired ship. As with all ship virtual tours there were a few challenges along the way, not least rough condition in the Bay of Biscay, but the finished tour will provide Cunard clients old and new with an engaging insight into the luxury to be found on-board.”
Queen Elizabeth is the third ‘Queen’ in Cunard’s fleet and Pan 3Sixty is proud to have been selected to photograph all three ships. We were first commissioned to photograph Queen Victoria prior to her maiden voyage in December 2007. With the success of the Queen Victoria virtual tour (it received nearly 90,000 unique visits in the first four months) Pan 3Sixty were commissioned a second time in 2008 to photograph the Cunard flagship, Queen Mary 2, with the photography being completed during a regular transatlantic crossing to New York. And now, in 2010, Pan 3Sixty were commissioned a third time to photograph Queen Elizabeth.
One of our fullscreen 360º panoramas of Queen Mary 2 entering New York has been used in the USA 360 portfolio on Panoramas.dk, a showcase website for the best in 360º photography from around the world.
The panorama was produced whilst Pan 3Sixty were working on the official Cunard virtual tour of Queen Mary 2. Entering New York after a transatlantic crossing from Southampton, we were lucky enough to be given access to the front of the ship from where we produced a number of 360º panoramas of this majestic Ocean Liner slipping into New York as the early morning sun rose over the skyline.
You can view my personal selection of 360º panoramas of Queen Mary 2 on the Pan 3Sixty website, or view the New York Skyline from Queen Mary in the USA 360 portfolio.