In what is
believed to be one of the world's biggest and boldest broadcasts at sea, Carnival
Cruise Line is hosting fun-loving radio presenters Hamish and Andy and a "ship
load" of their listeners onboard Carnival Spirit for an unprecedented five-day live
show which will be heard across Australia via satellite from the heart of the South
People's Cruise" with Hamish & Andy, the voyage will see about 110
listeners join the duo as they present their drive program across the Hit Network
from the 2680-guest cruise ship as it sails from Sydney to Vanuatu next month.
While the pair
are known for their adventurous broadcasts, the cruise will take them into
uncharted waters. The live shows on Carnival Spirit will include one from
Sydney Harbour, three days at sea and another anchored off Vanuatu's uninhabited
To take the
show to sea has required rigorous testing of satellite capabilities over the
region and takes advantage of a recent upgrade of Carnival's onboard internet
access to allow the live broadcast to go to air from remote destinations.
Cruise Line Vice President Australia Jennifer Vandekreeke said she was looking
forward to having Hamish and Andy onboard and sharing all of Carnival Spirit's
fun attributes with their nationwide audience.
shares the same fun ethos as Hamish and Andy. We're all about fun,
free-spirited, holidays for social, outgoing holidaymakers – people like Hamish
and Andy and their listeners, who don't take themselves too seriously and are
always up for a laugh and some fun," Ms Vandekreeke said.
attempted anything as ambitious as this live broadcast and can't wait to see
what fun we'll get up to with the lads. We're expecting Green Thunder to get a
good work out for a start."
In a Hit
Network first the 110 lucky winners will be chosen from across the country with
breakfast show listeners in each city able to secure spots on the "The People's
Hamish and Andy said they were most looking forward to Carnival
Spirit's dive-in cinema, mini golf, Green Thunder waterslide, the Punchline
Comedy Club and free 24-hour pizza and ice cream: "Everyone thinks we've
decided to broadcast from a cruise ship with 110 listeners just so we can drink
and relax by one of four pools onboard the ship each day. They are wrong...
‘cause there are only three pools."
information and bookings call 13 31 94, see a travel agent or visit www.carnival.com.au
About Carnival Cruise Line
Cruise Line is the largest cruise line in the world with more than four and a
half million guests travelling every year. The cruise line has two ships
deployed in Australia, Carnival Spirit – the largest and newest cruise ship to
be based in Sydney year round – and sister ship Carnival Legend, sailing from
Sydney each summer. With 45 activities to enjoy each day, both ships offer
fun-loving families and couples memorable and great value holidays.
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