Carnival Corporation's Ocean Originals TV Series Honored with 14 Telly Awards
"It is incredibly gratifying to have these three series recognized for the second year in a row with multiple Telly Awards," said
"Ocean Treks with
"The Voyager with
"Vacation Creation" was recognized with three bronze Telly Awards for travel/tourism, children and education. "Vacation Creation" airs Saturday mornings on
Launched in 2016, all three series air weekly on network TV. The innovative communications approach of producing original authentic experience-based TV programs builds on
The TV programs are garnering significant attention based on their popularity in ratings and experiential value, with more than 335 million viewers having tuned in over the past two years. The new experiential content is designed to engage viewers by showcasing exciting adventures, exotic cultures and popular global destinations.
Ships from all nine of the company's cruise brands –
Impact on Consumer Interest in Cruising
The programs are having a positive impact on consumer consideration for a cruise vacation when making vacation travel plans, with research citing that over 70 percent of viewers of all three programs will probably or definitively impact future travel plans. In addition, viewers are twice as likely to strongly consider cruising than non-viewers, and have fewer barriers to cruise than non-viewers.
- More than 150 episodes of original content from the network shows;
- Two new direct-to-digital-streaming original series, "GO" and "Local Eyes" – both shows run five to 10 minutes, commercial-free, feeding a growing demand for shorter, "snackable" content;
- And collections of compelling video content like christening ceremonies featuring royalty and celebrities, documentaries on the ship design and construction process, and presentations on the elaborate culinary creations available from world-renowned chefs affiliated with the corporation's cruise lines.
The one-hour program uses the power of travel to reunite families as they overcome hardships created by illness, separation and other challenges. With 1.3 million viewers for its premiere, La Gran Sorpresa debuted as the most viewed Sunday primetime show across all three Spanish television networks (
About Carnival Corporation & plc
Carnival Corporation & plc is the world's largest leisure travel company and among the most profitable and financially strong in the cruise and vacation industries, with a portfolio of 10 dynamic brands that include nine of the world's leading cruise lines. With operations in North America, Australia, Europe and Asia, its portfolio features Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (
Together, the corporation's cruise lines operate 103 ships with 234,000 lower berths visiting over 700 ports around the world, with 18 new ships scheduled to be delivered between 2018 and 2023. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Traded on both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc is the only group in the world to be included in both the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 indices.
In 2017, Fast Company recognized Carnival Corporation as being among the "Top 10 Most Innovative Companies" in both the design and travel categories. Fast Company specifically recognized Carnival Corporation for its work in developing OceanMedallion™, a high-tech wearable device that enables the world's first interactive guest experience platform capable of transforming vacation travel into a highly personalized and elevated level of customized service.
Additional information can be found on www.carnival.com, www.fathom.org, www.hollandamerica.com, www.princess.com, www.seabourn.com, www.aida.de, www.costacruise.com, www.cunard.com, www.pocruises.com.au, and www.pocruises.com.
About the Tellys
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the best in TV and Cable, Digital and Streaming, and
The Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies. With the quality of non-broadcast productions, traditional local & cable television commercials and programming on the rise, along with the world of online video continuing to rapidly evolve, we are excited to see this year's class of entries.
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