Archive for the ‘Interview / Video / TV’ Category

Q&A With Richard Fain, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Chairman and CEO

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announce global partnership - At the right Richard FainCruise Critic caught up with RCCL chief Richard Fain in the Philippines, where the company has launched a $5 million ocean conservation program in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund and will open a new crew recruitment office in Manila this May.

Celestyal Cruises Looking at Newbuilds

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

The Celestyal Olympia (Courtesy of Celestyal Cruises)Celestyal Cruises is considering building two new 1,800-passenger vessels, according to CEO Kyriakos (Kerry) Anastassiadis, in an interview with Cruise Industry News.

New Animated Briefings for Antarctic Visitors

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

New videos have been developed by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) to brief travellers en route to Antarctica. They reinforce actions visitors need to take to ensure their visit is safe and environmentally sensitive. (more…)

Australia: Royal Caribbean International partners with the Channel Nine

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Royal Caribbean International and the Nine Network have announced a television special hosted by well-known Australian television talent Natalie Gruzlewski, filmed onboard Australia’s largest and most feature packed ship Explorer of the Seas. (australia.etbtravelnews.com)

Silversea Expeditions – The Galapagos Islands

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Silver GalapagosSail in luxury to The Galapagos Islands with Silversea Expeditions and experience wildlife like no other place on earth. (travelpulse.com)

Construction Countdown: Ovation of the Seas Nears Completion in Germany

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas is currently under construction at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Watch to see how the construction process is coming along on the third Quantum class ship.

ESPN outlines Caribbean cruise lines programming – lineup includes NFL Playoffs, EURO 2016 and Rio 2016

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Beginning now through August of 2016, ESPN will provide extensive, live coverage on all major Caribbean cruise lines of the most anticipated sports events of the next year. (cruisebusiness.com)

All the World’s a Stage in Holland America Line’s Third ‘Countdown to Koningsdam’ Video

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Koningsdam (Artist impression)Holland America Line debuted the third in a series of “Countdown to Koningsdam” videos that details the ship’s The World Stage main theater. (more…)

Australian TV Channel Added to Princess Cruise Ships

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Live sport, news, current affairs, drama and lifestyle programs will now be broadcast on Princess Cruises’ Australia-based ships. (cruisecritic.com)

Plunging into Adventure on the Tallest Slide at Sea: Royal Caribbean Reveals 10 story Ultimate Abyss

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Take the plunge, if you dare! At 10 stories high, Harmony of the Seas’ Ultimate Abyss is not only the tallest slide at sea but an epic adventure, not for the feint of heart.

PortholeTV Debuts “Porthole Cruise Views” Segment, Introducing Carnival Corporation Brands to New Cruisers

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine, the nation’s leading cruise travel magazine, has announced that its emerging video division, PortholeTV, has debuted its premiere cruise segment, “Porthole Cruise Views,” a new platform to relay various cruise content from what’s happening in the cruise industry to special-edition cruise line coverage. (more…)

P&O Cruises is proud to welcome Ant & Dec on deck!

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Top TV duo Ant and Dec will host a special episode of ITV’s award-winning Saturday Night Takeaway live from the top deck of Britannia in Barcelona on Saturday, April 2,2016, P&O Cruises announced today. (more…)

Cruise Critic Chat: Q & A with Tauck River Cruising

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

The 130 passenger SavorTauck River Cruising President Jennifer Tombaugh sat down with Cruise Critic members for a question and answer session in mid-November. Here are her answers to queries about the all-inclusive luxury river cruise line.

Interview: Azamara Club Cruises CEO on Modern Luxury and the Cruise Experience

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

The Azamara Quest (Courtesy Azamara Club Cruises)Luxury cruising, like its big ship midscale counterpart, is undergoing a massive building boom along with a refinement in onboard and land activities. (skift.com)

Cruiseo Adds Virtual Tour of Celebrity Eclipse

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

The Celebrity Eclipse at Cork, Ireland (Courtesy Port of Cork)Specialist technology company Virtual Walkthrough announced the digital capture of the Celebrity Eclipse online travel agency, Cruiseo. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Holland America Line to Launch ‘Countdown to Koningsdam’ Video Series

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Koningsdam (Artist impression)In anticipation of the launch of ms Koningsdam in April 2016, Holland America Line is debuting a series of short videos called “Countdown to Koningsdam” that will provide construction updates as the ship nears completion. (more…)

Princess Cruises Creates New Video Series with Chef Curtis Stone

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Princess Cruises has created a new video series with renowned award-winning chef and restaurateur Curtis Stone, sharing his vision behind SHARE, the recently announced, all-new specialty restaurant that encourages connecting with others over a deliciously prepared meal. (more…)

Royal Caribbean Launches “Come Seek Live” Periscope Stream

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Royal Caribbean International has announced the launch of “Come Seek Live,” a series of live streaming videos offered through the Periscope social media app. (travelagentcentral.com)

Interview with Christine Duffy at the Agent@Home Travel Summit

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Christine Duffy, Carnival Cruise Line's PresidentCarnival Cruise Line President, Christine Duffy talks with TravelPulse CEO, Mark Murphy about the travel agent market. (travelpulse.com)

Today Show takes to the seas with P&O Australia

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

The Today Show will host a ground-breaking television event on Wednesday, November 25, bringing viewers one of Sydney Harbour’s biggest ever maritime events – the live P&O Cruises Five Ship Spectacular.(australia.etbtravelnews.com)

Princess Cruises Presents New Web Video Series to Guide First-Time Cruisers

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Princess Cruises brings the joys of cruising to first-time cruisers with the debut of “Cat’s First Cruise”, a new web video series featuring Cat Greenleaf, three-time Emmy award winner and host of Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf.

Cruise Industry News: Goldstein: Motivated by China Leadership Position

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

“We are pleased with how we are doing here and it’s an important part of our strategy to have a ship like Quantum based in China,” said Adam Goldstein, president and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, in an interview with Cruise Industry News.

Cruise Industry News: Arnold Donald Talks About Carnival’s China Plan and Expansion

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

With four brands – Costa, Princess, Carnival and AIDA – set for the Chinese market in 2017, Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation, stressed that the four companies will remain distinct brands in China.

‘Jeopardy’ TV Show Holding European Cruise Contest

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has teamed up with the popular television show “Jeopardy!” to hold a competition that will award five viewers an Old World Europe cruise that will be active, insightful, exclusive and effortless. (travelpulse.com)

Celebrity Cruises to Upgrade Celebrity Infinity and Celebrity Summit

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Celebrity Summit at Cherbourg, FranceCelebrity Cruises has announced plans for major upgrades to two of its Millennium class ships: Celebrity Infinity and Celebrity Summit. The renovation project builds on the previous “Solsticization” of the Millennium class. (travelagentcentral.com)

Norwegian Cruise Line Featured on New TV Series

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Norwegian BreakawayTravelers who sail with Norwegian Cruise Line could see themselves on television, as the company announced it would be part of a new weekly show titled “Dream Quest with Evette Rios.” (travelpulse.com)

Royal Caribbean Announces First Tv Channel At Sea Dedicated To Autism Programming

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Royal Caribbean International will be the first in the hospitality industry to offer complimentary on-demand access to exclusive content from The Autism Channel (www.TheAutismChannel.tv) onboard most of its ships. (more…)

The Refugee Crisis in Europe Is Hurting Cruise-Ship Travel

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

The refugee crisis in Europe is having an impact on cruise-ship travel in the region, according to Arnold Donald, chief executive officer of Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise-line operator. (bloomberg.com)

Britannia to star on UKTV’s Battlechefs show

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Marco Pierre White is set to judge the cooking skills of celebrities including Alex James and Keith Duffy in competitive new travelling cookery show set at sea. P&O Cruises newest ship Britannia is to be the star of Battlechefs, from award-winning television network UKTV. (more…)

Costa Cruises With the Best of Italian and International Football

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Thanks to an agreement with Sky Italia, Costa Cruises will provide guests crusing on its ships in Europe and in Dubai/Emirates with live broadcasts of the best of Serie A Tim and Serie B ConTe.it, of the UEFA Europa League and of the Fox Sports European football championships, in addition to Formula 1, Moto GP and the Men’s EuroBasket 2015 Championship.

Video. Norwegian Escape Floats Out From Dock

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Norwegian Escape passed another construction milestone on Saturday when it was floated out of Meyer Werft’s covered building dock II in Papenburg, Germany, where the ship has been under construction since September 2014. (travelagentcentral.com)

Azamara Club Cruises Rolls Out New App

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

The video series uses virtual reality technology to help immerse future guests in what it’s like to be onboard the Azamara Journey via ship tours and to experience destination excursions in South and Central American ports of call. (cruiseindustrynews.com)