Art tours on Ipads from Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises is launching a cruise industry first - self-guided art tours on an iPad. Celebrity Cruises is an iPad leader, having become the first cruise line to present a menu on an iPad when it introduced its innovative "Qsine" specialty restaurant onboard Celebrity Eclipse earlier this year.
The Solstice-class of ships also feature a "Celebrity iLounge" which is a lounge equipped with MacBooks, Apple products and accessories, and an enrichment centre where guests can learn about Apple products.
The iPads on each Solstice-class ship (Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox and Celebrity Eclipse) house floor plans of every deck with select works of art flagged. A guest simply touches the screen to select the work of art he or she would like to learn more about, and the screen transitions to full details about the piece, including the title of the work, artist's name, medium used, description and image. In addition to the art tour application, the iPads also present digital versions of each Solstice-class vessel's in-stateroom art catalogues.
With more than 14,000 works of original, contemporary art on its three Solstice Class ships alone, Celebrity Cruises is the holder of one of the world's largest corporate collections of contemporary art
Approximately 15 percent of the art on each Solstice-class ship is site-specific or commissioned artwork, such as the signature living trees in enormous vases suspended in the Grand Foyers.
Celebrity's new iPad art tours will be available on the Celebrity Solstice beginning August 15, and on the Celebrity Eclipse and the Celebrity Equinox beginning August 21