Cruise Cam is a Travel and Leisure Magazine Top Smart-Phone App!
Cruise Cam is a Porthole Cruise Magazine Smart Travelers, Smart Phones app!
Budget Travel calls Cruise Cam a Great App for Cruisers!
Now you can use your iPhone or iPod Touch to sail the high seas to all seven continents and call at hundreds of ports and destinations around the world.
If you have never cruised, Cruise Cam is a great introduction to traveling by sea. Cruise ships sail to beautiful exotic ports all over the globe to visit sun drenched beaches and ancient cities. Now, you can enjoy the view straight from the bridge.
If you are preparing for a cruise, Cruise Cam is a great way to visit your itinerary ports before you go. Your excitement will build as you watch the activities ashore unfold before your eyes.
If you are already aboard, Cruise Cam lets you save the images as you go so you can send a quick low bandwidth message home detailing your adventures. And if your cocktail runs empty during sailaway, blow the ships horn for a prompt refill.
And, if your cruise journey has come to an end, you can use Cruise Cam to sail it again anytime from anywhere. So, grab your Souvenir Signature Cocktail glass, mix up a fruity cocktail, and step on to the bridge of your favorite cruise ship and cruise vicariously through your iPhone with Cruise Cam.
Cruise Cam features cameras from over a dozen different cruise lines, and nearly a hundred ships. Cruise Cam features over 150 port cams from every cruise region in the world. And more are added with each update!
Cruise Cam works on any iOS Device running iOS 4.3 or higher.
*** Frequently Asked Questions about Cruise Cam ***
I thought these were live streams. What's up with that?
The answer is twofold. First, the satellites that ships use to provide webcam images are the same satellites they use for navigation, communication, and charging guest's credit cards. Webcams are not top priority uses for them. Thus small, static images. Second, Cruise Cam is designed for use at sea and abroad where internet service can be very expensive and slow. Static images provide the best balance of viewing and bandwidth. That said, these are realtime images that are updated every minute or so. You can refresh them at will.
Why is my favorite cruise line/ship/port not listed?
Not all ships and ports have webcams. For port cams, we try to feature harbor views where possible. When harbor views are unavailable, we try to select a cam that reflects a unique and interesting aspect of the port. If you have a port we need to know about, please let us know.
Made in Alaska
Fixes an issue with Carnival cams.
Moves Iberos ships to Costa.
Adds new Caribbean port cams.
Adds new North American port cams.
Minor optimizations and improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Some good features but needs refinement
As a liner fanatic I thought I would give this app a try as on the face of it it looked to have some good functionality such as ship cams and ship tracking. Having used the app I can say it encompasses some great ideas but is still far from a streamlined user experience, making heavy use of nested web pages for content.
I wouldn't recommend this app for the ship tracking feature (as this seems to be just a link to an embedded webpage) but if you want to listen to port radio and view ship cams it could be a good solution.
Overall I have to say the app has some good features but could do with further development work to refine the user experience.
Much better than suggested by previous review. The stills seem to be snap shots from web cams and change quite frequently. Would benefit from a facility to select favourites to build an itinerary and a few more cams in the Carribean, but a good effort and well worth the money.
Good, but not A great list of vareity
It's a good app, it has to be said, but it doesn't have a webcam of one of the most popular ports for cruising: Miami.
And also (I respect it is a new ship) it doesn't have a webcam of the ship I'll be sailing on soon. The Norwegian Epic!!!
- John Lowrey
- 4.8 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2009 - 2015 Northern Softworks
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.