Archive for the ‘Interview / Video / TV’ Category

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)

Captain Emiel de Vries Discusses Sea Trials in Holland America Line’s Sixth ‘Countdown to Koningsdam’ Video

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Koningsdam (Artist impression)Holland America Line has debuted the sixth “Countdown to Koningsdam” video, which takes viewers to the shipyard and shows aerials of the ship’s recent sea trials.

Princess Cruises to Star in ITV Documentary “The Cruise”

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Set to air for the first time in the U.K. this Thursday, March 3 at 8:30 p.m. GMT, the show will focus on the life of passengers and crew as they sail through Russia and Northern Europe onboard the 3,560-passenger Regal Princess. (cruisecritic.com)

New Princess Cruises’ Video Gives a Dram about Australian Whisky

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Princess Cruises is continuing its voyage through the world of whisky, extending its onboard experience of the premium spirit in dedicated bars and menus across the fleet and releasing a new video featuring fine Australian whisky. (more…)

Q&A with Orlando Ashford, President, Holland America Line

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Cruise Critic caught up with Holland America president Orlando Ashford in Sydney, where he talked about taking his first cruise, the launch of Koningsdam, and the new live music venues rolling out across the fleet.

Got the Winter Blues? Take a Carnival Corporation Virtual Cruise

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Carnival Corporation & plc today announced a new virtual reality (VR) cruise simulation that will be available at 133 AT&T stores in 37 states around the United States from February 19 through March 11.

Holland America Releases Fifth Koningsdam Countdown Video

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Koningsdam (Artist impression)Holland America Line has released the fifth Koningsdam “Countdown” video in a series that details The Dining Room. The short videos have been created to provide updates as the Koningsdam nears her April delivery. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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)