Ever questioned what it will be prefer to board a cruise ship within the metaverse? Superstar Cruises®, recognized for subsequent era ships on the intersection of structure, expertise and design, is crusing into the long run with the launch of a brand new digital expertise dubbed, the ‘Wonderverse’.
In an trade first, vacationers will get to “see earlier than they sail,” exploring a hyper-realistic, digital recreation of facets of their latest ship in Superstar’s transformational Edge® Sequence, Superstar Past, full with the ship’s suave and provoking areas, entertaining signature moments like Superstar’s well-known Martini Bar Aptitude Present, and the flexibility to go to high locations that Superstar sails to – from Alaska to the Caribbean and Europe to Asia.
As well as, friends can meet and chat with the road’s key leaders as digital avatars, together with President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, the inspirational Captain Kate McCue – the primary, and nonetheless solely, American feminine captain of a serious cruise ship, and Nate Berkus, Superstar’s Edge® Sequence Journey Ambassador and designer of the Sundown Bar on Superstar Past.
In-built partnership with digital occasion platform architects Surreal Occasions, Superstar’s Wonderverse can also be full with mini video games and actions, leisure, easter eggs revealing particular affords and rather more, all hosted on the internet at celebritycruises.com/wonderverse.
The expertise launches at this time, in time for the vacations when shoppers are dreaming of the place to go within the new 12 months and using time with household and buddies to discover locations and plan their travels.
“Superstar Past is the latest, most luxurious and most modern ship in our fleet and I can’t consider a greater ship to showcase its state-of-the-art design than in our state-of-the-art Wonderverse,” stated Lutoff-Perlo. “Superstar has all the time been on the forefront of client needs, actually creating resorts at sea with the design of our ships and the onboard experiences provided; and now we’re bringing this to life in new methods to encourage and join with vacationers.”
“We’ve revolutionized cruise ship design and now we’re revolutionizing the place cruise ships are skilled,” stated Superstar Cruises’ Chief Advertising and marketing Officer Michael Scheiner. “The Wonderverse permits us to unlock and produce to life the richness and fullness of the Superstar expertise in actually thrilling methods we are able to’t do via conventional advertising and marketing and promoting autos. We consider this has alternatives to broaden even additional, creating experiences our shoppers are in search of.”
As soon as logged in to the Wonderverse, shoppers will transfer from area to area, having fun with immersive, interactive content material all through, as they be taught extra in regards to the ship and the locations they will sail to on Superstar Cruises, together with:
- The Magic Carpet®, thought-about one of the vital distinctive design improvements ever for a cruise ship, that soars cantilevered above the ocean with uninterrupted vistas for having fun with digital cocktails or dinner. The primary area customers will expertise, it additionally doubles as a gathering area, offering a dynamic manner for customers to work together collectively just about.
- The majestic Grand Plaza, the social epicenter of Superstar Past, spanning three decks with the model’s signature Martini Bar on the coronary heart of all of it, will function a social-first lounge the place passengers can join, take heed to music, take pleasure in Superstar’s iconic Martini Bar Aptitude Present and chat with Superstar’s President and CEO, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.
- The Resort Deck, that includes a Rooftop Backyard, the ship’s Important Pool, distinctive cantilevered float swimming pools and sunken seating affords interactions with Captain Kate and Nate Berkus, who showcases the model’s 2024-2025 season choices. Guests may calm down in lounge chairs, bounce within the pool, and get a drink from the bar.
- The Nate Berkus-designed Sundown Bar, the place Berkus shares his private journey experiences mirrored within the internationally-inspired atmosphere on the multi-level, multi-terraced outside area whereas guests take pleasure in one of the vital talked about areas on any cruise ship.
The journey begins with a user-controlled tender recreation to the long-lasting Magic Carpet, the place individuals may have an opportunity to create their very own customized avatar. Contributors will then be transported to the Resort Deck, the place they are going to be greeted personally by Captain Kate, available to assist reply questions and might discover the ship from there.
From there, guests may expertise a number of the world’s most breathtaking locations within the Wonderverse, together with the Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier in Alaska; the whitewashed great thing about Santorini, Greece; the brilliant lights of Japan’s capital metropolis of Tokyo and the awe-inspiring Mt. Fuji; and the white sand seashores and clear Caribbean turquoise waters of St. Lucia, all earlier than reuniting with Nate Berkus on the Sundown Bar, the place they’ll have the chance to ask him a collection of questions in regards to the gorgeous ship and breathtaking locations. As a part of the expertise, friends will be capable to simply entry a portal for instant bookings.
A subsequent era ship, Superstar Past goes additional than ever-imagined doable for a cruise ship, giving friends limitless alternatives to disconnect from the on a regular basis — whereas connecting with the wonders of the world round them.
Inspirational design from the world’s main architects and inside designers, superb eating experiences from Michelin starred cooks, world famend wellness companions, beautiful artwork, cutting-edge leisure and luxurious model retailers, together with Superstar’s uniquely intuitive service, Superstar Past shatters each preconceived notion of the cruising expertise, representing the epitome of a relaxed luxurious resort at sea.