Archive for the ‘Interview / Video / TV’ Category

Constructing the World’s Largest Ship: Symphony of the Seas Brings New Adventures

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Symphony of the Seas is one step closer to claiming the title of the world’s largest cruise ship. The ship’s construction continues right on schedule, with Royal Caribbean innovators developing even more groundbreaking wow’s for the latest member of the Oasis class of ships.

Royal Caribbean Brings Underwater Adventures To Life With First-Of-Its-Kind Snapchat Experience

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Royal Caribbean invites the world to experience a first-of-its-kind underwater adventure through the lens of Snapchat Spectacles. From June 21 to June 25, Royal Caribbean’s Snapchat channel will immerse viewers in a one of-a-kind underwater adventure thanks to a custom-designed scuba mask dubbed “SeaSeekers.” (more…)

The Great British Baking Show Returns on PBS Thanks to Scenic

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Space Ship Scenic DiamondLovers of live baking series The Great British Baking Show will now be able to watch the bake-off contest in its fourth season thanks to a sponsorship by Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours. (travelagentcentral.com)

Gerard Piquè joins the testimonials’ team of Costa Cruises

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Costa Cruises is presenting their new international internet and social media campaign starring an exceptional testimonial: Gerard Piqué, the defender who plays for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team, is the new face of the video presented by the Italian cruise company, on air from today on the official website www.costacrociere.it and on all the Costa social media channels. (more…)

Brand New 360ᵒ Crystal Preview Surrounds Travelers in the Crystal Experience

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Crystal has unveiled the Crystal Preview, taking guests “through the lens” of select Crystal experiences with 360-degree videos of onboard spaces and itinerary locales through interactive videos on the company’s website. (more…)

AIDA Unveils Details on New Ship Class

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

AIDA Cruises has announced a number of details for its next class of ships, the so-called Helios-class newbuilds, which will come in at 180,000 tons and 5,000 passengers, and be powered by LNG. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Cunard Shares Behind the Scenes Images and Video of Aft Lido Deck Being Lifted onto Queen Victoria

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Queen Victoria Refit: Aft Lido Deck Timelapse

Following Cunard’s recent announcement of plans for a $40 million refurbishment of Queen Victoria, the luxury cruise line reveals behind the scenes images and video of the stunning aft lido sun deck being lifted into place at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo, Italy. (more…)

Cunard Shares Inspiring Interview with Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

In tandem with the start of its 2017 Transatlantic season, luxury cruise line Cunard today shared an inspiring video interview with Micky Arison, Chairman of the Board of Carnival Corporation & plc. (more…)

Viking Cruises Partners with National Geographic To Sponsor New “Genius” Series

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Viking Cruises announced it has signed on to sponsor National Geographic’s first fully scripted global anthology series, “Genius,” which in its debut season tells the story of the 20th century’s most brilliant icon, Albert Einstein. (more…)

Coming to a City Near You: Celebrity Cruises Announces One-of-a-Kind ‘Leading EdgeSM Mobile Cinema Tour’

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The 117,000-ton 2,900-berth Celebrity Cruises' Edge class ship (Artist impression)Celebrity Cruises brings new experience to lovers of cinema and travel across North America with a unique mobile cinema tour. (more…)

Queen Mary 2 Featured on Vacation Creation

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

This spring Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 will be featured on the CW Network’s Vacation Creation. Tommy Davidson, best known for his role in ‘Living Color’ hosts alongside travel expert and YouTube sensation Andrea Feczko. (more…)

Celebrity Cruises Partners With Bravo for Digital Series

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Celebrity Cruises is partnering with Bravo Media to create an original video series titled “Isaac Takes On,” starring “Top Chef” fan favorite Isaac Toups. The series follows Chef Toups as he travels the Caribbean on a Celebrity cruise, competing against tastemakers in a variety of culinary challenges. (cruisecritic.com)

MKR Takes to the High Seas with Carnival Cruise Line Australia

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line has signed up as an official 2017 sponsor of Australia’s number one show, Channel Seven’s My Kitchen Rules, with its Sydney-based ship Carnival Spirit set to make a guest appearance in two episodes this week. (more…)

Summer Traffic Driving Aruba Growth

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Aruba (Photo Aruba Tourism Authority Aruba will see a bump of just about 14 percent in cruise traffic for 2017, as the island surges to the 750,000 passenger mark. “The summer months are looking strong,” said Ronella Tjin Asjoe, CEO at Aruba Tourism Authority, in an interview with Cruise Industry News.

Watch: Carnival Corporation video is the cheekiest cruise ad ever

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

The quirky video was released last year by Carnival Corporation, the parent company of cruise lines including Carnival Cruises, P&O Australia, Princess Cruises and Cunard Line. (news.com.au)

Uniworld Bracing for Large Increase in Calls as Hit TV Show “Cruising with Jane McDonald” Airs on Friday

Monday, February 20th, 2017

S.S. Maria Theresa. The ship's lobby is dominated by a 10-foot oil painting of Maria Theresa Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is expecting a huge uptick in enquiries this Friday and over the weekend as the third episode of hit Channel 5 TV Series “Cruising with Jane McDonald” is broadcast. (cruisecritic.com)

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.