Panasonic, Princess Cruises collaborate on first immersive entertainment experience

Panasonic’s new 50,000 lumens 4K laser projector is the centerpiece of the 5-Skies show

Gen Z and millennial travelers seek unique experiences and the tech-powered personalization they enjoy at home when they travel, according to the latest industry research. Princess Cruises and Panasonic are teaming up to deliver just that and much more with the first immersive entertainment experience in the Princess Cruises fleet. 

Sky Princess is the first cruise ship outfitted with Panasonic’s new PT-RQ50KU 3-Chip DLP SOLID SHINE Laser Projector. It will be used for 5-SKIES — the most visually advanced production show in the Princess Cruises fleet. As part of this thrilling new show, Princess Cruises used Panasonic’s new 50,000 lumens 4K laser projector, featuring bright, crisp, vivid colors, superior resolution and dynamic contrast for an exciting, captivating and memorable entertainment experience. The 5-SKIES production show made its debut on Sky Princess in December 2019, and later will also be featured on Enchanted Princess in 2020.

Since weight and space are essential considerations, Princess chose the world’s lightest, most compact native 4Kprojector¹ in the 50,000lm class. Small but mighty, this latest Panasonic projection state-of-the-art technology enables Princess Cruises to develop, create and offer new forms of entertainment that will enhance its cruise line’s onboard guest experience, previously accessible only at the most advanced entertainment venues in the world. 

“We knew right away the new Panasonic PT-RQ50KU projector, the most advanced native 4k projection technology available, would help us push the boundaries of theatrical design so that 5-SKIES would wow our guests night after night,” said Denise Saviss, Princess Cruises vice president of entertainment experiences. 

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 to deliver pure and powerful visuals. It provides significant workflow advantages with simplified transportation, quick and flexible installation and adjustment while its vibrant color capabilities and reliable operation delivers up to 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free projection. 

“We are very excited to work with customers like Princess Cruises who have ambitious visions of creating one-of-a-kind exciting entertainment experiences,” said John Baisley, Senior Vice President of Professional Imaging & Visual Systems, Panasonic System Solutions of North America.  “The PT-RQ50KU is the ideal laser projection technology for cruise ships because it offers powerful visuals and advantages that maximize every aspect of a ship’s space and weight.”

1: For laser-phosphor projectors in the single-body 50,000-lumens-class or higher, as of June 2019. 

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