Thursday, January 12, 2012

Carnival Breeze - 5D Theater

Just when you think that the cruise lines have thought of everything, you find out - there's more! 

     Carnival Breeze, the cruise lines newest ship, will feature a 5-dimension movie theater.  WOW!  This will be similar to what you can find at an amusement park.
     According to Carnival, the theater is built on a 3-D projection system, which requires the audience to wear special glasses. The "fourth dimension" comes through special effects like squirting water and bubbles, and other enhancements that will tickle guests' legs, blow air on their necks and poke them in their seats – all timed to the action on the movie screen. And the "fifth dimension"? Carnival says it's provided by the seats themselves, which will vibrate and shift in time to the movie.

     The theater will feature shows such as Happy Feet 4-D Experience, Speed Racer 4-D Adventure or during the holiday season, The Polar Express 4-D Experience. The attraction will be located on the Deck 4 promenade next to the conference center.

     The Carnival Breeze is scheduled to debut June 3 with a 12-day cruise from Venice. It will sail this summer in the Mediterranean out of Barcelona, and then begin a Caribbean itinerary out of Miami on Nov. 24. A virtual tour of the ship is available at

     The cruise line is promoting the new ship and theater with a Facebook movie contest based on the Hasbro game Trivial Pursuit.  Until Jan. 13, contestants who correctly answer three daily trivia questions will enter a prize drawing for a 50-inch 3D Plasma HDTV, 3D phone, HD camcorder and a $250 movie theater gift card. Other prizes, including an Xbox 360 gaming console, will be given away throughout the contest period.

     What do you think?  What would you like to see on a cruise ship in the future?  How far can we go to making our own little piece of "Water World" out there?

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