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Hurtigruten reveals “tallest LED screen at sea”

The long-awaited hybrid-powered adventure cruise ship Roald Amundsen will have another eye-catching feature.

When the 530-passenger Roald Amundsen sets sail later this spring for Hurtigruten, the long-awaited vessel will debut the tallest LED screen at sea, Cruise Industry News reports.

The 17.5-metre-tall screen will span seven decks in the ship’s atrium, giving guests a unique welcome when they step aboard the world’s first hybrid-powered cruise ship.

“Our focus on state-of-the-art design, innovation and technology is not limited to the exterior,” explains Daniel Skjeldam, Hurtigruten’s chief executive.

“It also includes the interior and will take the guest experience to a whole new level. By introducing the tallest LED screen at sea, we will bring – and magnify – the splendid beauty of the passing nature to the guests inside.”

Facing three all-glass elevators, the massive screen will tower all the way up to and including Deck 10, the company says.

The cutting-edge LED technology will display a resolution beyond 4K Ultra-HD, with “perfect seamless and borderless display”.

Special atmosphere
“With stunning image quality, the technology offers endless possibilities. We can use it to stream live lectures and presentations, to set the theme for the voyage, or just create a special atmosphere,” Skjeldam adds.

“But most importantly, it will be utilised to broadcast the spectacular nature to our guests on board in a format never seen before.”

The screen will be 6.5 metres wide, taking up a total screen area of 114 square metres and with a resolution is 6,720 x 2,496 pixels.

Content will include landscapes such as live coverage outside the ship captured by the ship’s professional photographer with what Hurtigruten calls the world’s most advanced camera equipment – 360-degree ultra-high-resolution panoramic images filmed from the mast – as well as live lectures and presentations from the onboard venues.

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