Google Adds Street View Imagery Of Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

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Google continues to add Street View imagery to more places yet to be mapped. It's had Street View-style indoor imagery for many places for quite some time, but now it's doing cruise ships.

Google and Royal Caribbean International have partnered on a virtual tour of the cruise line's Allure of the Seas vessel - the world's largest cruise ship. It consists of a reported 20,000 close-up shots and is part of Google's Business View offering.

It reportedly took Google eight days to get all the shots needed for the virtual tour. Images, according to USA Today, were taken with a basic DSLR camera with a fisheye lens and a panoramic head on a tripod.

On Google Maps, the imagery can be found in Fort Lauderdale.

In other Street View news, celebrities are asking Google to blur their homes.

Images via Royal Caribbean/Google

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