Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest leisure travel company operating more than 100 cruise ships on 10 different cruise lines, has announced that they have created three original TV series that will be shown on Saturdays mornings on ABC, NBC, and The CW.
Carnival has created three original TV programs that will air on major networks on Saturday mornings beginning on October 1. There will be almost 80 original episodes that will rotate over a span of 12 months. The shows will use compelling and authentic storytelling to share the powerful way that travel by sea connects people, places, and cultures around the world. Carnival also created a 4th TV program that will air on cable in early 2017.
Cruise ships from all 10 Carnival brands (Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Fathom, Seabourn, Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises UK, and P&O Cruises Australia) will each be featured in at least one episode during the inaugural season.
Arnold Donald, CEO Of Carnival Corporation, gave the following statement: “We are excited to launch our first original TV programs and to share compelling content and stories with millions of people.
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. The shows will also help dispel outdated myths about cruising and expose a much broader consumer audience to why cruising is the fastest growing segment of the vacation industry.”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 new shows will be as follows:
Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin – “Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin” will broadcast nationally as part of the sixth season of the Daytime Emmy-winning block Weekend Adventure, a three-hour programming block airing Saturday mornings on 98 percent of the country’s ABC affiliate channels. The show follows Emmy-winning host Jeff Corwin as he embarks on adventures in some of the world’s most exciting destinations, such as repelling down cliffs, flight-seeing to glacier landings, mountain climbing in a national park and zip lining through a rainforest. (ABC – Airing Saturday mornings)
The Voyager with Josh Garcia – “The Voyager with Josh Garcia” follows video journalist and world-traveler Josh Garcia as he goes off the beaten path in fascinating seaside ports to meet locals who share their rich history, life stories and exotic foods, and introduces viewers to the hidden beauty, cultural diversity and amazing flavors native to each destination. The program will air as part of NBC’s all-new, three-hour programming block that extends the network’s “The More You Know” brand with inspiring stories on NBC stations throughout the country. (NBC – Airing Saturday mornings)
Vacation Creation – “Vacation Creation,” featuring “In Living Color” star and comedian Tommy Davidson and YouTube celebrity Andrea Feczko as hosts, goes beyond the typical travel show by personalizing vacations of a lifetime for couples, individuals and families facing hardship, in need of hope or seeking much-needed time together. From bringing three generations of women together to visit Russia for the first time since their grandmother escaped a war to giving a father whose life was threatened by illness a trip to remember, the show follows Davidson and Feczko as they tell inspiring stories and surprise guests with a dream vacation. The series will air as part of The CW’s “One Magnificent Morning” Saturday morning block. (The CW – Airing Saturday mornings)
All three programs run for 30 minutes. “Ocean Treks” and “The Voyager” are scheduled to air at 9 a.m. local time and “Vacation Creation” at 10:30 a.m. local time. Exact air times are subject to change.
Carnival Corporation is the largest leisure travel company in the world. The 10 cruise brands operated by the company operate 101 cruise ships and visit more than 700 ports around the world each year. The company has 18 new cruise ships scheduled to be delivered in the next six years.