Archive for the ‘Interview / Video / TV’ Category

Princess Cruises Responds to U.S. Justice Department

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

“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 to Sponsor NBC’s “The New Celebrity Apprentice”

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

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.

Silversea Cruises launches exciting new TVC campaign in Australia

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

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)

Rugby Matches Coming to Cruise Ship TV Programming

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

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)

A new wave of cruise TV

Friday, November 18th, 2016

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)

One-Minute Tour of Harmony of the Seas

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Harmony of the Seas (Photo courtesy Royal Caribbean International)Watch a hyperlapse tour of the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, now sailing out of Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s Ellen Bettridge

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

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 Announces TV Ad Buy

Friday, November 4th, 2016

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)

Royal Caribbean Promoting Holiday Sailings with New Video

Friday, October 21st, 2016

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)

UK: Going for the golden GONG! Princess Cruises documentary series up for TV award

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

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)

Del Rio: ‘Better Product and Better Earnings on All Three Brands’

Monday, September 26th, 2016

“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 Debuting ‘Sail Beyond Borders’ Campaign During Presidential Debate

Monday, September 26th, 2016

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)

Building the World’s Largest Cruise Ship: Meet Royal Caribbean Program Manager Denise Key-Tielebein

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

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 Launches Partnership with America’s Test Kitchen

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

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)

New Video: National Geographic Endeavor II in Shipyard Refit

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

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)

Carnival Corporation Creates Three Original TV Series for National Networks

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Carnival Corporation & plc announced it has created three original TV programs that will air on major networks on Saturday mornings beginning October 1. (more…)

WATCH: Evacuation Of High End Luxury Cruise Ship In Italy

Monday, September 5th, 2016

The Sea Dream I, a luxury cruise ship operated by SeaDream Yacht Club, suddenly caught fire Thursday with 166 people aboard while the ship was off the coast of Calabria, in southern Italy. (gcaptain.com)

PortholeTV Kicks Off Countdown to Seabourn Encore Video Series

Monday, August 1st, 2016

PortholeTV, the newly launched video channel by Porthole Cruise Magazine, has kicked off a new online video series that will count down to the highly anticipated December 2016 launch of Seabourn Encore, the line’s first new ship in five years. (more…)

John Heald and Adolfo Perez Showcase Carnival Vista to Travel Agents in New Video Series

Friday, July 29th, 2016

The 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista (Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)Carnival Cruise Line is showcasing Carnival Vista to travel agents with an informative and entertaining six-part video series featuring the line’s comedic Brand Ambassador John Heald and Vice President of Sales & Trade Marketing Adolfo Perez.

UK. Smithsonian Channel™ Commemorates 80th Anniversary Of Famed Ocean Liner’s Maiden Voyage With “Mighty Ship At War: The Queen Mary”

Friday, July 29th, 2016

All aboard Smithsonian Channel this August, as the network sets sail on an epic journey to chronicle the spectacular life and times of the singular vessel R.M.S. Queen Mary, as both a luxury passenger liner and a wartime troop ship. (more…)

“The Cruise” Set to Return to ITV with Second Series

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Royal Princess in Southampton - Photo courtesy of Princess CruisesITV has confirmed a follow-up series of the popular television documentary “The Cruise”, provisionally scheduled to air early next year. The six-part show will follow the life of passengers and crew onboard Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess as they sail around the Mediterranean this summer. (cruisecritic.com)

Video: In the dock at the Queen Mary 2 – Upgrade for the Queen of the Seas

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

The Queen Mary 2, the flagship of the Cunard shipping company receives the greatest modernization-program since the start of 2004. In Dock Elbe 17 at Blohm and Voss are more than 3,000 workers on site. (real tv group GmbH & Co.KG)

MSC Cruises CEO Interview: Translating a European Brand for America

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

One of the world’s fastest growing cruise lines is steadily building its presence in North America, and wants to make sure U.S. consumers know they can take a European-style cruise without flying to Europe. (skift.com)

Video: The Fine Art of Cruising: Royal Caribbean Celebrates The Wonder Of Our World On Harmony Of The Seas

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Harmony of the Seas features a $6.5 million art collection of more than 3,000 works. Inspired by the theme “The Wonder of Our World, The World We Live In”, artists from around the world – more than 60 countries – created unique pieces to intrigue Royal Caribbean guests and crew, alike.

Princess Debuts “Magic to Do: The Story Behind the Magic” Documentary Film

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Last fall, Princess Cruises raised the curtain on a new musical revue titled Magic to Do, from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz.

Video. Inside Ponant’s new fleet of ‘Explorer Class’ yachts

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

The Ponant new ships  (Artist impression by Stirling Design International)A number of exciting features are on their way to Australian waters onboard four brand new small ships from the French Ponant fleet. One of these four vessels will head directly for Australia upon its launch, debuting in the Kimberley region in mid-2018.

New Video Series From Carnival Featuring Country Music Superstar Carrie Underwood Highlights Military Families Of Honor

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Carnival Cruise Line released the first in a new video series featuring heartwarming meet-and-greet opportunities between country superstar Carrie Underwood and U.S. military families recognized through the Honor.

P&O Cruises in Spotlight this April

Friday, April 1st, 2016

TV duo Ant and Dec are hosting a special episode of ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway live from the top deck of P&O Cruises Britannia in Barcelona this Saturday, marking the start of an important two weeks for P&O Cruises. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

World’s Largest Ship Comes to Life in 3D: Royal Caribbean Creates a Virtual Tour for Harmony of the Seas

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Royal Caribbean is using virtual reality as a tool to showcase their newest ship, Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship while under construction at the STX shipyard.

Anastassiadis: “Celestyal Will Definitely Get Newbuilds”

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Kyriakos Anastassiadis, CEO of Celestyal Cruises, told Cruise Industry News that the company will order new ships during an interview in Ft. Lauderdale.

Exclusive SCG 2016 report – President of Costa Cruises discusses the challenging South American market with Cruise Business Review

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

As the South America cruise business softens, Costa Cruises has been forced to reduce capacity in the region. CBR spoke exclusively with Neil Palomba, President of Costa Crociere S.p.A., about prospects and challenges of this once promising market.

Marco Pierre White Sets Sail with Battlechefs on P&O

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

The Britannia will be mixed with ten amateur celebrity chefs and Marco Pierre White to serve up Battlechefs, a new cookery contest set at sea, starting on UKTV’s W on Monday April 4, 2016 at 8pm. (cruiseindustrynews.com)