On the heels of its Princess Cruises brand announcing that it will host The Voice of the Ocean and its Holland America Line brand announcing its Dancing with the Stars: At Sea Champions Cruise, Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest travel and leisure company, continues to enhance the vacation experience for its 11 million annual guests by delivering one-of-a-kind entertainment offerings across its family of 10 global cruise line brands.
“With special partnerships and interactive performance offerings, we’re bringing the best entertainers and entertainment brands to sea to make sure our guests have plenty of options to enjoy across our 10 brands,” said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation. “Our collective goal is to consistently exceed the expectations of our guests by providing a great vacation at an exceptional value, and our guests – whether they are first-time or seasoned cruisers – let us know all the time that having great entertainment is one of the many reasons they enjoy going on a cruise vacation – and how much they appreciate the entertainment being a built-in part of their experience.”
This week’s announcements add to the company’s dynamic lineup of entertainment offerings. They include:
- Princess Cruises brings the excitement and spectacle of TV’s popular
international singing competition to the high seas, live and on-stage,
with The Voice of the Ocean. The show comes to life throughout the
cruise with auditions, mentor rehearsal sessions, the iconic “I Want
You” chairs, three charismatic team coaches and ultimately a live finale
performance where guests choose the winner. Complete with the red button
and rotating chairs, the singing competition will debut October 10
aboard the Regal Princess when she begins her season sailing to New
England and Canada, followed by Royal Princess and Caribbean Princess in
November. Eight additional Princess Cruises ships will offer The Voice
of the Ocean between January and May of 2016. For full details, see the
Princess Cruise news release here.
- Holland America Line has added professional dancers and Mirrorball
Trophy winners Tony Dovolani and Kym Johnson, along with celebrity
personality Carson Kressley and America’s favorite TV mom Florence
Henderson to the Dancing with the Stars: At Sea Champions Cruise —
departing Fort Lauderdale on January 10, 2016, and to the January 3,
2016, theme cruise the week prior. When ms Nieuw Amsterdam sets sail for
the Caribbean on two seven-day voyages, guests will be able to watch
these four fan favorites perform routines from ABC’s hit TV show, as
well as enjoy dance lessons with the ship’s professional dancers, a
special fashion show featuring glamorous costumes from the TV program
and a chance to meet the stars, ask questions and take photos. For full
details, see the Holland America Line news release here.
- The company’s ultra-luxury brand Seabourn unveiled plans this week for
its new show lounge, The Grand Salon, aboard its newest vessel, Seabourn
Encore. Featuring striking elements by design icon Adam D. Tihany,
designing the indoor and outdoor areas aboard Seabourn Encore, the main
show lounge will present a sophisticated setting for performances, from
new shows by popular entertainers to local, cultural productions from
ashore and engaging guest speakers from the line’s popular enrichment
series, Seabourn Conversations, such as legendary American journalist
Dan Rather and Forbes Media Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes.
For more details, see the Seabourn news release here.
- The Carnival Cruise Line brand also recently announced its popular
Carnival LIVE concert series will feature BOSTON, Lionel Richie and
Heart onboard select ships, starting later this month. For full details,
see the Carnival Cruise Line news release here.
As a group, the Carnival Corporation family of 10 brands is constantly evolving entertainment to bring the best possible experiences to its guests – from onboard performance competitions to partnerships with renowned entertainers and brands to integration of celebrity talent into entertainment offerings. Carnival Corporation brands also feature an exciting lineup of performers, including comedians, singers, dancers, circus-like acts and more.
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