World’s First Underwater Lounge on a Cruise Ship


Cruise companies have been obsessed with firsts, as of late.

Last year, Royal Caribbean debuted the world’s largest ship, Harmony of the Seas, while Regent Seven Seas Cruises launched the $450-million Seven Seas Explorer, the most expensive ship ever built.

And now, the French expedition cruise company Ponant is getting in on the game by launching the first-ever underwater lounge at sea. Blue Eye, a sleek, multi-sensory space, will be unveiled on the brand’s four new Ponant Explorers: Le Bougainville, Le Dumont-d’Urville, Le Lapérouse and Le Champlain.

On board each ship, passengers will be able to head beneath the water line to the Blue Eye lounge. There are two large glass portholes designed like the eyes of a whale that let passengers peer out into the depths below, digital screens that project live images filmed by three underwater cameras, marine surround-sound based on sounds in within a three-mile radius of the ship, and sofas that vibrate in unison with the sea.

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Image Courtesy: Ponant

Source: Fox News