Moment Factory creates leading-edge entertainment for Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship Quantum of the Seas
When Royal Caribbean International (RCI) was considering entertainment options for their latest cruise ship Quantum of the Seas, they looked to none other than Moment Factory to create a spectacular live show incorporating their signature digital expertise. Starwater launched on the Quantum of the Seas’ maiden voyage on October 31, 2014, and is the first original theatrical show we created entirely in collaboration with Royal Caribbean.
Starwater was inspired by the beauty of the sea and the skies, and was designed for maximum wow-factor in Quantum’s 400-seat great room –Two70. Moment Factory’s creative team, in collaboration with RCI’s entertainment directors, created a narrative inspired by the The Muse, Starwater’s protagonist. Balancing strength and beauty, she takes the audience on an almost hour-long experiential multimedia journey. The show features the latest immersive technologies, as well as 16 performing artists including singers, dancers, aerialists and a cellist.
THE TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION
Beyond Starwater, we has seamlessly integrated the latest technologies into a continuous entertainment production. During day, the spectacular Two70 is available for guests to relax and enjoy the panoramic multi-story views of the ocean. Engineered specifically for Quantum, Vistarama is a backdrop of floor-to-ceiling windows in Two70 that transform at night with descending screens, forming an ambient surface over 100 feet wide and over 20 feet tall. Six mobile Roboscreens, each measuring over seven feet high and controlled by powerful robotic arms, form additional platforms for projections, featuring stunning digital vignettes that we created , as well as interacting live with performers during the Starwater show.
A NEW ERA IN CRUISE ENTERTAINMENT
Starwater and accompanying digital shorts are paving the way for a new era in cruise entertainment. Quantum bills itself as the most technologically advanced cruise ship to date, with broadband internet access, digital wristbands to tracks passengers’ movements and purchases, as well as personalized mobile apps. Their entertainment options therefore had to reflect this innovative approach. We delivered a turn-key solution – combining innovative art direction, the latest digital entertainment tools, and top-notch performers resulting in a powerful one-of-a-kind show.
Starwater was created by Moment Factory in collaboration with Royal Caribbean International.
Producers – Genevieve Forest & Simon HJ Lupini
Creative Director – Andrew Watson
Stage Director, Choreographer and Co-writer – Genevieve Dorion-Coupal
Multimedia Director – Simon Garant
Artistic Director and Co-writer – Marie-Claire Lagacé
Musical Director and arranger – Eric Letourneau