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5 de Octubre 2005

Cruise Ship Positions and Web Cams

Costa Cruise ships ply the Mediterranean waters, now they ply the Google Earth Mediterranean. This network link shows the current position and recent tracks of the Costa Cruise Ships. When you click on a placemark you get current weather conditions for the ship, and a current "live" webcam photo from the ship. It's interesting to check in every few days and see the different locations the cruise ships are located and the resulting web cam picture. Some of the ships are experiencing bad weather, but don't worry - I'm sure there are plenty of fun things to do inside the ship. Put the link in your My Places folder and it will automatically update with the latest position and the latest web cam photos.

I'm not sure if this was created by the company themselves (found this in this post), but I think it is a good way to advertise the Costa Cruises. It would be even better if they included some quality marketing photos through the network link for each location automatically based on the ships current position or destination.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 5 de Octubre 2005 a las 08:21 AM

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    I dont know if this network link is made by the company, but I took a costa cruise last year and i was was surprised to find out that i could track their ships during the weeks previous to my trip, it was quite fun of course with the antiipation of the trip and then letting know other friends and relatives that they could keep track of us during my holidays. I think that this is an excellent use of googleearth.

    Enviado por: ludwig at 5 de Octubre 2005 a las 03:36 PM

    A great idea by Costa Cruises.
    Won't be long before all Cruise Lines and ofcourse
    many private yachts can do the same.
    Virtual-voyaging is certainly a reality!

    Enviado por: Bill McLeod at 5 de Octubre 2005 a las 09:35 PM

    Thanks, and the creator of this is not the costa company, but a small french company "Glooton", we have done this for the fun

    Enviado por: Glooton at 19 de Octubre 2005 a las 01:25 PM

    I turned the data into much of the same, but then in 3D, with possibility to follow any single one of the ships. Check it out at:
    http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php?Number=749807

    Enviado por: Sven at 10 de Enero 2007 a las 09:05 PM

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