Holland America Line Featured on Four Ocean Original TV Series Created by Carnival Corporation

Since 2016, Carnival Corporation has been producing three original TV series that air on ABC and NBC in the U.S. every Saturday morning, and earlier this year, premiered a Spanish-language show on Univision. Representing a first in the cruise industry, this innovative approach is building on the company’s strategy to highlight why traveling by ocean to experience global destinations has become one of the best ways to see and learn about the world. The series use compelling and authentic storytelling to share the powerful way travel by sea connects people, places and cultures around the world.

The content is designed to engage viewers by showcasing exciting adventures, exotic cultures and popular global destinations. “Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin”, “The Voyager with Josh Garcia” and “Vacation Creation with Tommy Davidson and Andrea Feczko” are 30-minute episodes, while “La Gran Sorpresa” runs an hour. Ships from all nine of the company’s cruise line brands serve as the platform for engaging and emotional experiences, and Holland America Line has been featured across all four shows.

You can catch a Holland America Line ship on one of these upcoming episodes. Check your local listings for air time:

“Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin”
June 30, 2018: Oosterdam at Sitka, Alaska
July 7, 2018: Veendam at Quebec City, Canada
Aug. 25, 2018: Oosterdam at Sitka, Alaska, in “Best of Natural Wonders” compilation

“The Voyager with Josh Garcia”
May 12, 2018: Zaandam at Buenos Aires, Argentina
June 9, 2018: Amsterdam and Noordam in “Best of Alaska” compilation
June 16, 2018: Zaandam at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (repeat)
Sept. 8, 2018: Zaandam at Buenos Aires, Argentina (repeat)

“Vacation Creation with Tommy Davidson and Andrea Feczko”
May 19, 2018: Zuiderdam at Bar Harbor, Maine, and Saguenay fjord
June 2, 2018: Koningsdam at Castries, St. Lucia, in “Memories on the Open Sea” compilation
June 9, 2018: Westerdam at Venice, Italy, and Saranda, Albania
June 16, 2018: Oosterdam in Alaska for the “Most Memorable Moments at Sea” compilation
July 14, 2018: Koningsdam at Castries, St. Lucia, and Half Moon Cay
July 21, 2018: Westerdam at Cephalonia, Greece, in “Most Unforgettable Journeys at Sea” compilation
Aug. 11, 2018: Koningsdam at Bridgetown, Barbados, and Fort-de-France, Martinique
Aug. 18, 2018: Zuiderdam at Prince Edward Island and Quebec City, Canada
Sept. 15, 2018: Zuiderdam at Bar Harbor, Maine, and Saguenay fjord (repeat)
Sept. 29, 2018: Koningsdam at Castries, St. Lucia, in “Memories on the Open Sea” compilation (repeat)

“La Gran Sorpresa”
Coming soon!



Ocean Treks with Jeff COrwin

“Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin” is a part of the Daytime Emmy-winning Litton’s Weekend Adventure, entertaining and educating the whole family Saturday mornings on ABC stations. Embark on an epic journey with your Emmy-winning host as he sails aboard cruise ships toward adventure in some of the world’s greatest ports. From mountain climbs to deep sea dives, helicopter rides to glacier treks, Jeff inspires the explorer in all of us.


The Voyager with Josh Garcia

“The Voyager with Josh Garcia” follows video journalist and world-traveling host Josh Garcia off the beaten path in fascinating seaside ports, where he meets locals happy to share their life stories, rich history and exotic foods. Josh introduces viewers to the hidden beauty, cultural diversity and amazing local flavors native to each destination. The program airs as part of NBC’s inspiring, all-new The More You Know programming.


Vacation Creation with Tommy Davidson and and Andrea Feczko

“Vacation Creation,” featuring “In Living Color” star and comedian Tommy Davidson and YouTube celebrity Andrea Feczko, goes beyond the typical travel show by customizing the vacation of a lifetime for couples, individuals and families who face hardship, find themselves in need of hope or just time together. Whether it’s bringing together three generations of women for a visit to Russia, where their grandmother escaped a war, or giving a father with a life-threatening illness a trip to remember, the show tells inspiring stories and surprises guests with a dream vacation. The series airs as part of Litton’s Weekend Adventures.


La Gran Sorpresa

“La Gran Sorpresa” (The Great Surprise) uses the power of travel to reunite families as they overcome hardships created by illness, separation and other challenges. The one-hour program is hosted by award-winning television personality Poncho de Anda.

Let us know if you see one of these episodes, and check out season one of Ocean Originals on OceanView, available on board Volendam, Zaandam, Amsterdam, Niew Amsterdam, Eurodam and Oosterdam, as well as on Roku, AppleTV, and Amazon Fire TV.


Join the Discussion


  1. Stuart Falk May 10, 2018 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Are these episodes posted online (YouTube or the Carnival Corp. cruise lines web site)?

  2. Leslie Dixon May 17, 2018 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Will be on the Ms Amsterdam 5-27-18 – 6-3-18 for my husbands birthday on 5/27/18. Can’t wait to enjoy this cruise ship we have heard so many good things about.

  3. Natalie Esber May 21, 2018 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Hi, I’m on ms Amsterdam July 15. I heard it just came out of dry dock, how can we find out upgrades or see pictures?

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