Video Gamers Are Influencing Designs of Luxury Cruise Ships

Posted: Dec. 27th, 2012  |  By DailyLuxe News

Photo: Carnival Cruise Lines

The Breeze, the newest, massive cruise ship by Carnival Cruise Lines, is designed specially to accommodate impassionate video gamers whose love for playing their games is indefatigable. To fill that gap, Carnival now offers a flat rate for Wi-Fi for the entire cruise. Previously, Wi-Fi was available only at an hourly rate. 

In a report from, Eric Merz, director of guest technology for Carnival Cruise Lines, talks about how the luxury cruise line is upgrading its overall connectivity. The objective is to satisfy its video-gaming passengers that want to remain plugged in to their portable gaming devices, smartphones, and tablets while out at sea with the same convenience that they have while at home or at the office.

As part of its FunHub service, guests can connect for free online to see daily events across the ship, check out dinner menus and review their folios on their TV or laptops or via tablets and smartphones via a free downloadable app.