Archive for the ‘Interview / Video / TV’ Category

Cruise ships are the new super-fan conventions for TV and film

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

“What’s interesting about TV-theme cruises is that it’s the single hottest niche in the genre,” said Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor-in-chief at the cruise guide Cruise Critic. “It’s a fairly new specialty of theme cruises and the themes on offer represent such a wide range of television programming.” (qz.com)

Hagen: ‘Focused Clearly on What We Are’

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

“We give great value. We have the best value of any line. In reality, you get a luxury product at a (premium) price. That sells, people like value,” Torstein Hagen, founder and chairman of Viking Cruises, told Cruise Industry News.

Two Carnival Corporation Ocean Media TV Programs Receive Parents’ Choice Awards

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc today announced that two of its four Ocean Media TV programs – “Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin” and “The Voyager with Josh Garcia” — have been awarded Parents’ Choice Approved Seals by the Parents’ Choice Foundation. (more…)

Global Eagle Rolls out Crew TV Programming

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Global Eagle Entertainment has expanded its portfolio of live programming delivered by satellite to cruise ships with the addition of new channels for crew members from India and the Philippines. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

UK: New Channel 5 TV Show “Cruising with Jane McDonald” Launches This Week

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Jane McDonald returns to her cruising roots this month in a brand-new TV show called “Cruising with Jane McDonald” — launching on Channel 5 this Friday, February 10. (cruisecritic.com)

Global Eagle Sets New Record for Live Telecasts of Special Events to Cruise Ships

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Global Eagle Entertainment said it has set a record in 2016 for the number of hours of live event telecasts to cruise ship passengers around the world on its MTN-TV Special Events Channel. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Carnival Corporation Announces Strategic Partnership with A+E Networks®

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc today announced an expansion of its O·C·E·A·N™ (www.ocean.com) original content portfolio with the premiere of “Good Spirits™” on FYI™ beginning Thursday, February 16 at 6 p.m. ET and A&E® on February 20 at 2 p.m. ET. (more…)

Cunard Debuts First TV Commercial During Big Game Week

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

In tandem with the big game, luxury ocean liner company, Cunard today released its first North American commercial that will air during Ocean Treks™ with Jeff Corwin on ABC Stations on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. (more…)

Carnival’s CEO explains why millennials have taken up cruising by storm

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

In just three short years, Carnival CEO Arnold Donald has transformed the company’s image from a struggling cruise line operator into a personalized experience, especially for millennials. (cnbc.com)

Poolside Bliss, Rain or Shine: Retractable Roof on Royal Caribbean’s High-Tech Ship Ensures Fun for Guests

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

From Asia to the Caribbean, in the summer or in the winter, guests on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum class ships can luxuriate by the pool no matter the weather. The smart ships fully retractable roof can open or close to suit all climates.

Travel Executives Sound Off on Carnival’s Technology Leap

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Last week, Carnival Corporation announced the launch of new technology designed to revolutionize the guest experience – taking personalization to an entirely new level. Sixty top travel industry leaders attended the announcement at the annual CES 2017 conference in Las Vegas. (travelagentcentral.com)

Arnold Donald, Carnival CEO — selling millennials on cruises

Monday, January 9th, 2017

The age of the cruise crowd illustrates a problem that Arnold Donald of Carnival Cruises is grappling with 4,000 miles away in his office in sunny Miami, Florida. (ft.com)

Holland America Line’s New Ad Campaign Promotes Travel’s ‘Power to Change the World’

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Holland America Line has unveiled its new integrated communications program promoting travel as a positive force in changing perspectives, opening minds, building connections, and inspiring shared humanity. (travelagentcentral.com)

AIDA on record-breaking course: First 24-hour live review of the year at sea

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

The AIDAPrima (Courtesy AIDA Cruises)No year ends without a review of the preceding twelve months – and in the 20th year of the AIDA success story, the Rostock-based cruise company is organizing a very special Review of the Year. (more…)

Cunard Showcases Time, Space and a Life Less Ordinary with new Brand Film

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Luxury British cruise line, Cunard, has today revealed its new brand film to support its 2017 booking campaign – Everything you wanted, nothing you expected. (more…)

“The Cruise” Returns to ITV with Second Series in January 2017

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Royal Princess in Southampton - Photo courtesy of Princess CruisesITV’s popular behind-the-scenes documentary, “The Cruise,” will return for a six-part second series, from January 12 at 8:30 p.m., starring Princess Cruises’ 3,560-passenger Royal Princess.

Phoenix Reisen: Seventh Season for TV Show Verrückt Nach Meer

Friday, December 16th, 2016

The German documentary series Verrückt Nach Meer (freely translated: Crazy about the Ocean) is entering its sixth season on German television, after 180 episodes so far. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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)