TORONTO(October 15, 2014) –Discovery’s MIGHTY CRUISE SHIPS documents the mostdynamic passenger vessels in the world en route to unbelievably gloriousparadise hotspots. A spin-off of the hugely successful MIGHTY SHIPS series fromCanada’s EPI (Exploration ProductionInc.) premieres Sunday, November 9 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.The six-episode, 60-minute series ventures to tropical refuges such asFrench Polynesia and the Great Barrier Reef, the classic waterways and cities ofthe Baltic Sea, the stunning coastlines of Asia, and the Chilean fjords. Eachepisode profiles the very best vessel on which to set course for eachtantalizing destination…
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MIGHTY CRUISESHIPS featuresluxury expedition ships all facing the same challenge: delivering on a perfect voyage while overcoming countless obstaclesbehind-the-scenes. It’sa see-all, hear-all journey through every moment above and below deck – from themechanics of modern sea-going to the human dramas the seafarers and guestservice staff face. Fromharrowing navigational challenges, to unforgettable sights and moments,MIGHTY CRUISE SHIPS promises an action-packed,eye-popping look at the high-wire balancing act of providing the vacation of alifetime on the high-seas!
Episodehighlights from MIGHTY CRUISE SHIPS are as follows:
MIGHTYCRUISE SHIPS: “Paul Gauguin”
Sunday, November 9 at 7p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
In the series premiere,Paul Gauguin navigates delicate waters and offers five-star luxury whilesailing the coral reefs, mountainous islands, and tropical playgrounds of FrenchPolynesia.
MIGHTYCRUISE SHIPS: “LeSoléal”
Sunday, November 16 at 7p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
Brand-new luxury expeditionship Le Soléal sets sail through uncharted waters in Indonesia ona voyage in search of scenic beaches, active volcanoes, and KomodoDragons.
MIGHTYCRUISE SHIPS:“Azamara Journey”
Sunday, November 23 at 7p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
The crew of AzamaraJourney navigates narrow rivers, overcomes tense moments, and encountersbreathtaking beauty to bring their guests into the heart of Southeast Asia’smost exotic cities.
MIGHTYCRUISE SHIPS:“Celebrity Solstice”
Sunday, November 30 at 7p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
Mega-cruiser CelebritySolstice battles to keep her key systems runningin Australia’s relentless heat while herguests encounter spectacular waterfalls, jumping crocodiles, cuddly koalas, andthe Great Barrier Reef.
MIGHTYCRUISE SHIPS:“Stella Australis”
Sunday, December 7 at 7p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
Luxury expedition shipStella Australis sails through the tight corridors and unpredictable seasof Patagonia, seeking out spectacular sights and elusive wildlife on her lastcruise of the season.
MIGHTYCRUISE SHIPS:“Marco Polo”
Sunday, December 14 at 7p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
In the season finale, oceanliner Marco Polo battles a brooding hurricane and navigational hazards ona late-autumn Baltic voyage to the grand old cities of northernEurope.
MIGHTY CRUISESHIPS isproduced by Exploration Production Inc. in association with Discovery Canada.Gemini-nominee Karen McCairley (MEGASPEED, ALIEN MYSTERIES) is the show’sExecutive Producer.
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DiscoveryCanada’s in-house production company, Exploration Production Inc. (EPI), is amulti-award-winning producer of ambitious, original, entertaining factualdocumentaries and series, for both Discovery and other internationalbroadcasters. At its inception in 1993, EPI led the world in HD video and 5.1surround sound technologies and has continued to raise the bar and incorporatenew technology into its blue-chip programs. By the end of 2014, EPI will havedelivered more than 3000 hours of television programming in the form of a dailyscience magazine show, series, and specials. EPIprogramming has been broadcast in more than 150 countries, in two-dozenlanguages, to potential viewing audiences of more than 600 million conventional,cable and satellite subscribers. EPI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DiscoveryCanada, a joint-venture between Bell Media (Canada) and DiscoveryCommunications Inc. Visit Exploration.ca for more information.
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