Archive for the ‘Interview / Video / TV’ Category

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

Luxury cruising, like its big ship midscale counterpart, is undergoing a massive building boom along with a refinement in onboard and land activities. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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.(

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. (

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. (

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.” (

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 ( 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. (

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, 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. (

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. (

Report: Oceania to Launch Web Series With PBS

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

In a major shift in its marketing strategy, Oceania Cruises and PBS are launching a Web series to reach high-end travelers, MediaPost reports. (

Talking About a Revolution: New P&O Australia Web Series

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

In the lead up to the arrival of Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden, P&O Cruises has launched a web series about the cruise line’s modern Australian food revolution. (more…)

Norwegian Cruise Line Boss Hints at Asia Move; Insists a la Carte Dining is Here to Stay

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

The boss of Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed a new focus on Asia, hinting the line could place a ship aimed at the Asian market in the region. (

Video. An Eye For Design: A Visionary Behind Royal Caribbean Innovations

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Behind every masterpiece there is a unique and innovative vision. Take a glimpse at the creative process through the eyes of Royal Caribbean’s Vice President of Architectural Design, Kelly Gonzalez.

AIDA Shore-Ex: Wider Variety

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Gerd Lübbren sees a trend toward a wider variety of shore excursion selection on AIDA Cruises vessels, offering guests more specific tours, activities and exclusive experiences. (

Shoretrips 101

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

James Shillinglaw interviews Julie Karp, owner of Shoretrips, and discusses their business model and the type of services they provide. (

Changing the Game: One on One with Crystal’s Edie Rodriguez

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

The Crystal Exclusive (Artist concepts courtesy of Crystal Cruises)On Sunday, July 19, Edie Rodriguez, president and CEO of Crystal Cruises, unveiled plans for a major brand expansion to Crystal Society passengers aboard Crystal Serenity. (

Cruise Industry News. Silversea Shore-Ex: Experiential Experiences

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Silversea has begun catering its tour program to the millennial market, said Darius Mehta, vice president, air and land programs.

First Week on the Job: New CLIA President Thomas Ostebo Offers Insight

Friday, July 10th, 2015

When it comes to crisis management, Thomas Ostebo, the new president of Cruise Lines International Association, certainly can deliver the goods. (

Holland America Selects UIEvolution for Nieuw Amsterdam

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

UIEvolution, Inc. and VIDELIO-HMS today announced they have been selected by Holland America Line to deploy UIEvolution’s UIE ExperienceManager technology platform on the Nieuw Amsterdam. (

An Inside Look at the AmaBella Cruise Ship with Mark Murphy

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Watch as Mark Murphy takes you through the AmaWaterways experience, on the 161-passenger AmaBella. (

MSC Cruises’ CEO Reveals Plans to Establish Brand in U.S.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

MSC DivinaMSC Cruises, which is coming back to the United States when MSC Divina returns to Miami in November, is aiming to carve out a niche in the market rather than become a major player, according to its CEO. (