Over her three-day celebratory launch in Southampton, England, more than 7,000 well-wishers toured Cunard's newest ocean liner, Queen Victoria. Now, an interactive link on the Cunard website makes it possible for everyone - from travel agents to prospective guests - to click-and-tour the ship's spectacular interiors in the company of her distinguished Captain, Paul Wright, and Cunard Entertainment Director Alistair Greener.
Appropriately, the tour begins with Captain Wright welcoming visitors on board in the Grand Lobby, the ship's busy social center. Greener then takes viewers through each of the ship's magnificent spaces, including The Royal Court Theatre and exclusive private viewing boxes, the Queens Room, the two-storey Library and The Cunard Royal Spa & Fitness Centre.
"We are harnessing the power of multimedia technology to introduce Queen Victoria in an entirely new way," said Carol Marlow, president of Cunard Line. "They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so we are thrilled to add this 'virtual tour' to help visitors get an inside and advance look at the ship," she added. The link uses embedded video images to provide 360° views of the ship's public rooms and accommodations and can be found on the Line's homepage at www.cunard.com.