Wiis board cruise ships

Norwegian Cruise Line adding Nintendo's new console to its list of seaborne activities; Wii Sports, WarioWare, more played on gigantic screens.


Cruise lines are adding family-friendly entertainment and all the comforts of home onboard their massive ships in an effort to draw customers. For fans of the Wii in particular, the boats of Norwegian Cruise Line just got a bit more friendly and comfortable.

Big ships, big screens.
Big ships, big screens.

The company has added the Wii to several of its cruise ships, and plans to have the system onboard its entire fleet within the next month. The Wiis will be housed in the "atrium and other public rooms" of each ship and connected to giant monitors for all patrons to see.

The games currently slated to be available on the cruises are Wii Sports, Wii Play, WarioWare: Smooth Moves, and Excite Truck.

Millions of people around the world continue to discover the fun of playing Wii with their friends and families," said Nintendo of America senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications George Harrison. "Norwegian Cruise Line is a great partner, as they offer us direct access to nontraditional gamers."

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