Capital Cruises Ottawa in partnership with AudioConexus Inc. unveil a new GPS audio tour system on its tour boat, the Empress of Ottawa. Capital Cruises delivers a whole new way to experience Canada's Capital, with GPS audio tours in multiple languages simultaneously, the first GPS tours in the region to provide a rich and compelling history of the Nation's Capital and the Ottawa River.
Utilizing satellite (GPS) technology, Capital Cruises tells compelling and entertaining stories told by professional actors in character driven vignettes, traversing passages of time, from the National Capital Region's first courier de bois, Etienne Brule to Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, supported by a rich audio tour experience with sound effects and music.
Kurt Huck, Capital Cruises President says, "The tours evoke a sense of history while providing visitors to Canada's Capital with uplifting and entertaining sightseeing experiences. By removing language barriers for travelers we provide our guests with high-quality, engaging and captivating stories about our Nation's Capital. We're pleased to be able to offer a journey through time that moves away from traditional and often uninteresting commentary to an innovative and well-crafted experience that captivates our visitors' imaginations. The new wireless GPS tour system enhances sightseeing experiences by providing visitors to the Nation's Capital entertaining and educational audio tours in six languages. By enhancing visitor experiences, we treat our guests royally."
Recently awarded the prestigious Unesco World Heritage Site designation, the Rideau Canal is now brought to life through stories, sound effects and music, converging with the launching of wireless hands-free tours in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin as tourists use small wireless receivers and headsets to experience and relive history with a characterization of Canada's first courier de bois, Etienne Brule, one of the characters visitors will meet during their journey on the scenic Ottawa River.