Archive for the ‘Interview / Video / TV’ Category

Uniworld on the Rivers of France

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Jean-Marie Queriaud, director of operations for Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, talks about the company’s new itineraries on the rivers of France. (

Uniworld’s Future on the Rivers

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Guy Young of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, which just launched the new SS Catherine, talks about the company’s future on the rivers of Europe. (

Watch National Geographic Orion’s New Zealand Christening

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Lindblad Expeditions has released a video of the recent christening ceremony of the National Geographic Orion. (

Join Royal Caribbean President & CEO Adam Goldstein for a Google Hangout

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Adam Goldstein will be answering questions on Royal Caribbean International’s latest ship, set to be delivered November 2014.

Viking Cruises’ Torstein Hagen Talks Ocean Plans and River Growth

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Torstein Hagen, chairman and CEO, Viking Cruises, told reporters onboard the Viking Forseti river ship in Bordeaux, France last week that his new ocean line launching in 2015 will deliver a far different experience than that of other premium or ocean lines. (

Vago: MSC to Build, Continue Expanding

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

MSC Cruises is inching closer to a ship order, and could introduce multiple prototypes to the cruise market in coming years, according to CEO Pierfrancesco Vago. (

CLIA’s Dwain Wall Seeks More Two-Way Feedback Between Lines and Agents

Monday, March 10th, 2014

As Dwain Wall settles into his newly created post, he’s looking at how CLIA’s Trade Relations and Sales Committee (comprised of cruise executives) and the organization’s Travel Agent Advisory Board interact and communicate. (

Quantum of the Seas Raises the Curtain on Mamma Mia: Musical joins Broadway line-up on Royal Caribbean (Video)

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, launching in November of this year, will bring Dancing Queens onboard when it debuts Mamma Mia, the line’s fourth fully-licensed Broadway production onboard its fleet.

CLIA Chief Updates State of Cruise Industry (video)

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) executives were in New York last month for their annual media showcase. (

Major new online cruise video initiative launched

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Video is now recognised to be one of the most powerful online marketing tools that really does convert lookers into bookers, the dream of every travel operator. (

#medwayoflife a glimpse into the essence of an MSC travel

Friday, January 31st, 2014

A new MSC Cruises’ video series based on the company’s clear dedication to the “Mediterranean Way of Life” makes its debut today on MSC Cruises’ digital universe.

Duffy and Wall Talk CLIA’s New Agent-Focused Executive Post

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Christine DuffyIs Wall a good fit? From one trade perspective, “Dwain will be a wonderful addition to CLIA’s executive ranks.” (

Costa’s Scott Knutson Talks Sales, Marketing and Corporate Focus

Monday, January 27th, 2014

As Costa Luminosa sails each week from PortMiami to the Caribbean, Costa Cruises’ staffers in the line’s North American headquarters in Fort Lauderdale can revel in the sales accomplishment. (

Phoenix Reisen Issues New Segment of its Travel TV

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Phoenix Reisen has released the 47th segment of its Phoenix Travel TV – video on its website –whereby Michael Schultz, director of cruise, presents the three-week refit of the Amadea before she started on her 134-day world cruise. (

Carnival Confident in Shore-Ex Price Guarantee

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Mico Cascais, vice president of tour operations for Carnival Cruise Lines, said the new best price guarantee takes pricing concerns off the table, especially for first time passengers. (

Touring the AmaVida River Cruise ship

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Mark Murphy uncovers the modern amenities of river cruising through the groundbreaking features available on board the AmaVida. (

AmaVida: A Family Affair for All Ages

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Discover the advantages of multigenerational cruising through the perspective of the McKee family. (

Cruising Through the Essence of Port Wine

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Cristina Garcao, cruise manager of AmaVida explores the voyage through the Douro River and uncovers the richness wine in the Douro Valley. (

Come aboard Amawaterways ms AmaDolce River Cruise Ship

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Follow Mark as he leads you on a tour of AmaWaterways ms AmaDolce. This European river cruise ship is a premiere vessel. (

P&O Cruises Unveils New-Look Arcadia

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Arcadia has been transformed, ready for Christmas, following a multi-million pound refurbishment. (

Uniworld Makes Innovative Strides with the Super Ship Catherine

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Guy Young of Uniworld discusses the S.S. (Super Ship) Catherine, a new ship which will make its debut in 2014. (

CNN Exclusive: Documents show Carnival knew of fire danger before ill-fated cruise

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Bettina Rodriguez and her daughter Isabel had planned their cruise for half a year. They would sail on the Carnival Triumph cruise ship and celebrate Isabel’s birthday. (

P&O Cruises unveil video on Britannia interiors

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

P&O Cruises, the UK focused contemporary market unit in the Carnival Corp & plc group, has unveiled a video with computer generated images on interiors of the 143,000 gross ton newbuilding Britannia. (

Tom Russell Talks Plans for New World Quest Cruises

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Late last week, Imperial River Cruises and Orthodox Cruise Company, experienced operators of Russian river cruises, announced they had formed World Quest Cruises (, a new river and expedition cruise retail brand. (

Ponant 25 years on and looking toward Australia, Asia, Pacific islands and West Africa

Friday, December 13th, 2013

With 2013 revenue up 25% compared to last year, it has been another successful year for Compagnie du Ponant, ceo Jean-Emmanuel Sauvée, told Seatrade Insider during a one-to-one interview in Paris this week. (

MSC Cruises Releases Video Welcoming MSC Divina to North America

Friday, December 13th, 2013

MSC Divina recently completed a voyage to PortMiami positioning to become the first MSC Cruises ship to sail year-round from North America. (

Norwegian Cruise Line Selects Oceans TV as Russian TV Channel Provider for the 2014 Winter Olympics

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Oceans TV has announced that it will supply Norwegian Cruise Line with Russian TV channels on-board Norwegian Jade for the duration of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi next year. (

Norwegian Invites Travel Partners to “Ask Away”

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

To further the company’s commitment to its Partners First philosophy, Norwegian Cruise Line today announced the launch of “Ask Away,” a first of its kind, live, video-based chat. (

Ocean Countess on Fire While in Lay-Up (Video)

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

The Ocean Countess was ablaze on Saturday, November 30, while laid up in Greece. According to reports, five workers onboard were safely evacuated and fire crews were working to put the fire out. (

Meet Crystal’s New President!

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Edie Bornstein, the brand new president of Crystal Cruises, talks about her goals for the luxury line. (

Rick Sasso Speaks Out on MSC Divina Start-Up

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Travel Agent talked with Rick Sasso, president of MSC Cruises USA, about many of the specific points made by readers as comments on our initial story about MSC Divina. (

Sarina Bratton talks about her new role with Ponant

Monday, November 25th, 2013

And here I was thinking that six months “holiday” would be the most marvellous thing I’ve ever done. (