A new immersive show opening in New York later this month will let you set sail on a classic seafaring voyage without ever having to leave land.
The multimedia experience, called Dream Ship DestiNY, will take place within the historic Cunard Building in the Financial District. After entering the building, guests will be surrounded by 360-degree projections giving the illusion of being on a classic ocean liner as it travels across the ocean on a fantastical journey to New York. In addition to the high-resolution imagery, lights and sound will also provide an extra immersive experience for your "voyage."
The Cunard Building is a Financial District landmark and was the one-time headquarters of the Cunard Steamship Line luxury cruise liner company (hence the seafaring theme of the show). It was built in 1921 and features a striking interior designed by architect Benjamin Wistar Morris inspired by vintage steamship liners and meant to invoke a voyage at sea. The building was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1995, and today the space is owned by the hospitality company Cipriani.
“We are thrilled to work with Cipriani and kick-off our partnership with an unprecedented experience in New York City,” says Eric Fournier, partner and Executive Producer at Moment Factory, the producers behind the flashy new show. “At Moment Factory we are constantly pushing the limits of technology and entertainment, and D.S. DestiNY will introduce these innovative technologies to New York, fused with interactive, emotion-based storytelling.”
The immersive new show, which runs about 35 minutes, will be on view at the Cunard building through January. Tickets are available from $19 to $29.