The first 3D digital cinema onboard a new cruise ship debuted last month when the Allure of the Seas was launched in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. The largest cruise ship in the world boasts dozens of Barco/High End Systems products in several entertainment venues from stem to stern. Barco partnered with FUNA International, a leading cruise ship multimedia design, engineering and integration company, to create the dazzling lighting and projections to enhance theatrical, water acrobatics, and ice skating shows.
Royal Caribbean International’s alliance with DreamWorks Animation will allow the ship to feature first-run movies by the company, as well as movie-themed live entertainment such as “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Let You Entertain Me” shows. Barco's DP2K 20-C projector will show both 2D and 3D movies, while our OLite 612 LED walls combine with Barco/High End Systems' digital lighting fixtures (DL.3FTM), Axon Media Servers, and Road HogTM Full Boar controllers to augment the live shows. 3D digital cinemas will also be installed on the carrier’s other ships, the Oasis, Freedom, and Liberty of the Seas this spring.