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Princess Cruises Teams Up With Panasonic

By ,   January 7, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Panasonic teamed up with the Princess Cruises company in order to deliver 4K projectors for the cruise ships that are expected to make onboard theater entertainment more immersive. It is a step that shows what interactive entertainment will be like in the near future.

At a press event at CES 2020 tech trade show in Las Vegas (Nevada), Panasonic said it was helping "beef up the entertainment for Generation Z and millennial travelers who have high expectations for entertainment, thanks to their tech-laden homes."

Sky Princess is the first cruise liner in a fleet of over 100 to be outfitted with Panasonic’s PT-RQ50KU 3-Chip DLP Solid Shine Laser Projector that will be used for 5-Skies, the new production show in the fleet of Princess Cruises that blends projected imagery and live actors.

Sky Princess cruise ship

The 5-Skies production show debuted on Sky Princess in December and will be featured on Enchanted Princess this year. 

The Panasonic PT-RQ50KU laser projector combines native 4K resolution at 50,000 lumens of brightness with separate red and blue Solid Shine laser-phosphor technology, while typical projectors are around 5,000 lumens.