Carnival Corporation Creates Three Cruise TV Shows
Carnival Corporation Creates Three Cruise-Travel TV Shows
Cruise News – September 19, 2016
In an effort to highlight why cruising is the best way to see the world, Carnival Corporation has created three original 30-minute TV programs that will air on major networks beginning October 1.
The initial TV series will air on ABC, NBC and The CW on Saturday mornings, reaching viewers during family-oriented programming. With almost 80 original episodes that will rotate for the next 12 months, the new experiential series will use compelling and authentic storytelling to share the powerful way travel by sea connects people, places, and cultures around the world. The company also has produced a fourth series that is expected to air on a mid-week evening on cable in early 2017.
Content is designed to engage viewers by showcasing exciting adventures, exotic cultures, and popular global destinations. Ships from each of the company’s 10 cruise line brands — Carnival Cruise Line, Fathom, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard Line, P&O Cruises (Australia), and P&O Cruises (UK) — will be featured in at least one of the episodes during the inaugural season.
“We have taken great care to develop TV shows that we believe families and people of all ages will truly enjoy watching, with interesting stories, charismatic hosts, and spectacular video, showing how much fun people have traveling the world by ocean on our fleet of more than 100 cruise ships,” said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation. “The shows will also help dispel outdated myths about cruising and expose a much broader consumer audience to why cruising is the fastest-growing segment of the vacation industry.”
The three original new TV series include:
Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin (ABC) follows Emmy-winning host Jeff Corwin as he embarks on adventures such as repelling down cliffs, flight-seeing to glacier landings, mountain climbing in a national park, and zip lining through a rainforest.
The Voyager with Josh Garcia (NBC) follows video journalist and world-traveler Josh Garcia as he goes off the beaten path in seaside ports to meet locals who share the rich history, life stories, and exotic foods native to each destination.
Vacation Creation (The CW) features In Living Color comedian Tommy Davidson and YouTube celebrity Andrea Feczko as hosts who personalize dream vacations for couples, individuals, and families facing hardship, in need of hope, or seeking much-needed time together.
Photo: Carnival Cruise Line