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Old April 15th, 2003, 10:58 AM
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This is Cruise Week on the Travel Channel and the Star Princess is featured Thursday night, April 17 (7 PM CDT) and some other days and times if you check your listings.
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I did catch the "Adventure" one last nite and it was GREAT, sure makes you want to go out and cruise. The rest should also be interesting, all new from what I can tell.

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Old April 17th, 2003, 08:52 PM
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Plus - they used stock shots from the Grand Princess. I too watched most of the show and it did appear that the Travel Channel was trying to make it appear like Carnival (just like they did AOS!)

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Old April 17th, 2003, 10:43 PM
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I sent an email to the Travel Channel with my comments about this. I felt it was very misleading.
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as most of us here are Captains Circle and "veteran" Princess cruisers, we know what to expect from Princess. I think the program was targeted to lure in "first-timers" to sort of squash the "stuffy old folks cruise" opinion that a lot of newbies have about Princess and appeal to the mass-market population - consider the time slot it was on last night- 8pm Primetime viewing(families, teens, younger couples )
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Old April 18th, 2003, 10:04 AM
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The Travel Channel falls far short of its premise - I thought the Las Vegas programs were full of fluff and misleading, but I have been even more disappointed with the Cruise Week programs. I tend to agree that the intent of the programs has been to generate interest among people who have never cruised.

I also notice that the camera men (and I do mean men) tend to focus on thong bikinis and low-cut tops. Turn the sound off and enjoy, gents.
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Old April 18th, 2003, 11:55 AM
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Do you notice that EVERY cruise show that the travel Channel airs:

- Interviews the same people (the "industry experts")
- is voiced over by the same guy
- essentially contains the same content with different video footage based on the ship featured on the show

I was looking forward to the Diamond Princess show last night but it was pretty much the same as the Adventure of the Seas show that aired Monday!

Once you've seen one, you've seen 'em all!
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Old April 18th, 2003, 11:56 AM
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Sorry....last night's show featured the STAR Princess....not the Diamond.
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Old April 18th, 2003, 03:24 PM
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>I also notice that the camera men (and I do mean men) tend to focus on thong bikinis and low-cut tops. <

I was wondering where they got all those people. I've never seen that many young women, not to mention the swimsuits and such, on any Princess cruise I've been on. They made it look like the majority of cruisers were of this age and physical condition. I know I'm not and I also know the majority of fellow cruisers weren't. (G) It was a lot of fluff. I realize that Princess needs to market to groups that don't cruise yet but I really have a problem with them sending the wrong kind of message about the style of a Princess cruise. I'm sure we all do shooters hanging upside down in a Mexican restaurant.
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