We have a small production company and we are exploring the possibilty. If 15+ million Americans cruise every year that would seem to give you a larger audience than many of these other niche shows that appear on cable channels. We alwso want to appeal to people who have never cruised.
Travel shows are popular. When we sat down to discuss possible subject matter the ideas seemed endless. I know first hand how hard it is to sell a show to even just a regional cable company let alone a major cable channel. We will see....
Carnival Fascination 11/01/04, 5N
Crown Princess 3/27/10, 7N Oasis of the Seas 10/20/12, 7N
Celebrity Silhouette 2/09/14 7N Quantum of the Seas - 12/01/14, 11N
Celebrity Summit 4/25/15 8N
How about extended comparisons between different lines and different ships within lines..
More thoughts; ports of call, independent touring, emergency situations - what the crew is doing that you do't see, the real story behind "recommende shopping"
A Bad Day At Sea [with power] Always Beats A Good Day At Work
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, 2014, Caribbean 2013, Coral 2014, Regal 2014
Star Clippers: Royal Clipper 2015
Just don't do the "passengers will eat 2500 dozen eggs, 45,000 pounds of beef, 10,000 bottles of beer" or "the ship is longer than 3 football fields" fact fillers. Its really getting old. How about some cooler facts and maybe some cruise ship secrets or tips, since a lot of people have now gone on a cruise?
I personally would like to see less "behind the scenes" crap and more footage of various ships and their amenities. No program has focused on Family Cruising yet, also. Since more ships are lowering their "level of service", maybe less emphasis on the fancy stuff, and more on whats included in the cruise fare. A lot of the current programs are just commercials for the "cruise upsell".
Norwegian Breakaway 12 Day Caribbean Jan. 18, 2015