There have been some memorable popular movies set on cruise ships, and now Carnival Corporation is taking the industry on its own terms after receiving awards for its own productions.
Three of Carnival's Ocean Originals TV programs – Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin, The Voyager with Josh Garcia and Vacation Creation – have been honored with 10 2017 Telly Awards. The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the best in TV and Cable, Digital and Streaming, and Non-Broadcast Productions, on average receiving more than 13,000 entries annually from around the world.
Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin took home three silver Tellys for editing and nature/wildlife, and four bronze awards in the categories of cinematography, children and travel and tourism. The series airs nationwide on ABC on Saturday mornings and follows Emmy-winning host Jeff Corwin as he embarks on adventures in some of the world's most exciting destinations, such as repelling down cliffs, flight-seeing to glacier landings, mountain climbing in a national park and zip-lining through a rainforest.
The Voyager with Josh Garcia took home two bronze Tellys for education and travel and tourism. Airing Saturday mornings on NBC, the program follows video journalist and world-traveler Josh Garcia as he visits fascinating seaside ports to meet locals who share their rich history, life stories and exotic foods, and introduces viewers to the hidden beauty, cultural diversity and amazing flavors native to each destination.
Vacation Creation was honored with a bronze Telly for travel and tourism. Vacation Creation airs as part of The CW's One Magnificent Morning Saturday morning block and features In Living Color star and comedian Tommy Davidson and YouTube celebrity Andrea Feczko as hosts. The show goes beyond the typical travel show by personalizing vacations of a lifetime for couples, individuals and families facing hardship and in need of hope or seeking much-needed time together.
All three series launched in fall 2016, and episodes air weekly on network TV. The innovative communications approach of producing original authentic experience-based TV programs builds on Carnival Corporation's strategy to highlight why traveling by ocean to experience global destinations has become one of the best ways to enjoy and learn about the world and other cultures. The TV programs are garnering attention based on their popularity in ratings and experiential value, with more than 120 million viewers having tuned in over the past year.
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