Anyone who has watched James Cameron’s Titanic would be able to remember the immortal moment when Jack and Rose “flew” on the bow of the ship, but in real life, getting such a window suite is not going to be that easy unless you wield plenty of clout and influence. Those who are late in their bookings will not have to lose out on such an experience, although you would have to settle for a virtual one. Royal Caribbean is currently offering “virtual balcony staterooms” that will boast of 80” floor-to-ceiling High Definition displays that have been specially framed in order to resemble that of an actual balcony. The HDTVs will display video that is extremely close to real-time from the bow and stern of the ship, as these video are shot on RED Epic HD cinema cameras – alongside audio thrown into the mix as well.
Guests are able to set the mood accordingly simply switching between the cams thanks to an in-room remote, and should things start to get way too romantic, one will be able to close the curtains that are on display after that. Now, only one thing remains – to be able to recreate the feeling of the wind and smell of the sea in one’s room, although it might ruin that favorite lingerie of yours if salt water splashes on it.