“What’s interesting about TV-theme cruises is that it’s the single hottest niche in the genre,” said Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor-in-chief at the cruise guide Cruise Critic. “It’s a fairly new specialty of theme cruises and the themes on offer represent such a wide range of television programming.” (qz.com)
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“We give great value. We have the best value of any line. In reality, you get a luxury product at a (premium) price. That sells, people like value,” Torstein Hagen, founder and chairman of Viking Cruises, told Cruise Industry News.
Carnival Corporation & plc today announced that two of its four Ocean Media TV programs – “Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin” and “The Voyager with Josh Garcia” — have been awarded Parents’ Choice Approved Seals by the Parents’ Choice Foundation. (more…)
Global Eagle Entertainment has expanded its portfolio of live programming delivered by satellite to cruise ships with the addition of new channels for crew members from India and the Philippines. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Jane McDonald returns to her cruising roots this month in a brand-new TV show called “Cruising with Jane McDonald” — launching on Channel 5 this Friday, February 10. (cruisecritic.com)
Global Eagle Entertainment said it has set a record in 2016 for the number of hours of live event telecasts to cruise ship passengers around the world on its MTN-TV Special Events Channel. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Carnival Corporation & plc today announced an expansion of its O·C·E·A·N™ (www.ocean.com) original content portfolio with the premiere of “Good Spirits™” on FYI™ beginning Thursday, February 16 at 6 p.m. ET and A&E® on February 20 at 2 p.m. ET. (more…)
In tandem with the big game, luxury ocean liner company, Cunard today released its first North American commercial that will air during Ocean Treks™ with Jeff Corwin on ABC Stations on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. (more…)
In just three short years, Carnival CEO Arnold Donald has transformed the company’s image from a struggling cruise line operator into a personalized experience, especially for millennials. (cnbc.com)
Poolside Bliss, Rain or Shine: Retractable Roof on Royal Caribbean’s High-Tech Ship Ensures Fun for GuestsTuesday, January 17th, 2017
From Asia to the Caribbean, in the summer or in the winter, guests on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum class ships can luxuriate by the pool no matter the weather. The smart ships fully retractable roof can open or close to suit all climates.
Last week, Carnival Corporation announced the launch of new technology designed to revolutionize the guest experience – taking personalization to an entirely new level. Sixty top travel industry leaders attended the announcement at the annual CES 2017 conference in Las Vegas. (travelagentcentral.com)
The age of the cruise crowd illustrates a problem that Arnold Donald of Carnival Cruises is grappling with 4,000 miles away in his office in sunny Miami, Florida. (ft.com)
Holland America Line has unveiled its new integrated communications program promoting travel as a positive force in changing perspectives, opening minds, building connections, and inspiring shared humanity. (travelagentcentral.com)
No year ends without a review of the preceding twelve months – and in the 20th year of the AIDA success story, the Rostock-based cruise company is organizing a very special Review of the Year. (more…)
Luxury British cruise line, Cunard, has today revealed its new brand film to support its 2017 booking campaign – Everything you wanted, nothing you expected. (more…)
The German documentary series Verrückt Nach Meer (freely translated: Crazy about the Ocean) is entering its sixth season on German television, after 180 episodes so far. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
“We are extremely disappointed about the inexcusable actions of our employees who violated our policies and environmental law when they bypassed our bilge water treatment system and discharged untreated bilge water into the ocean,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises, in a video presentation on the line’s website. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Carnival Corporation & plc today announced it will sponsor the two-part finale of the upcoming season of NBC’s “The New Celebrity Apprentice” airing next year on February 6 and 13.
The campaign, which is aimed at highlighting the extraordinary personal service, vast array of unique and intriguing destinations, as well the space, elegance and comfort which Silversea is known for. (etbtravelnews.com)
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (GEE; formerly EMC and MTN) announced it has entered into a five-year distribution agreement with Premiership Rugby to offer telecasts of sports events to cruise ships through its global VSAT networks. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
When “The Love Boat” set sail on ABC in 1977, it invited viewers to board each week for “something exciting and new” with the fictional crew of a Princess Cruises ship. (sun-sentinel.com)
Three months after Ellen Bettridge was named CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Travel Weekly’s Michelle Baran caught up with the new-to-river cruising executive to talk about the challenges and opportunities the industry faces. (travelweekly.com)
Crystal Cruises’ massive expansion plan is continuing, this time with the first television ad campaign for the company since 2004, according to a press release issued by Crystal. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
A new holiday themed video produced by Royal Caribbean International is being used to promote holiday cruises on the brands ships. Santa is the main star, enjoying a Christmas vacation with Royal Caribbean. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
THE CRUISE, a six-part ITV series set onboard a Princess Cruises ship, has been nominated for a National Television Award in the factual entertainment category. (express.co.uk)
“One of the advantages of running a small cruise line, like we do, with just 25 ships, is that we can still share ideas and implement the best practices in a very simplistic, non-bureaucratic manner,” said Frank del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH), in a press conference at China Cruise Shipping. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Celebrity Cruises is debuting its new marketing campaign, “Sail Beyond Borders,” which encourages people to reach out globally to explore the world and other cultures — with a TV advertisement during tonight’s U.S. presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. (cruisecritic.com)
From the time a new ship is just an idea on paper, the Program Manager acts as the project’s Captain, steering the construction throughout all of its milestones.
Holland America Line has announced a new culinary partnership with the long-running public television show America’s Test Kitchen, said to be the most popular how-to-cook show on TV in the United States. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The National Geographic Endeavour II is undergoing a complete refit and Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has provided us with a video showcasing the progress. (travelagentcentral.com)