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Discovery Canada preps “Mighty Cruise Ships” for November trek

Six cruise ships are profiled on Discovery Canada's six-part Mighty Cruise Ships (pictured) launching in November.
October 16, 2014

Mighty Ships spin-off Mighty Cruise Ships (pictured), which profiles some of the world’s most luxurious passenger vessels, will sail into the Discovery Canada lineup on Sunday, November 9.

Produced by Discovery Canada’s in-house prodco, EPI (Exploration Production Inc.), the 6 x 60-minute series follows the cruise ships Paul Gauguin, Le Soléal, Azamara Journey, Celebrity Solstice, Stella Australia and the ocean liner Marco Polo on their individual journeys to such hot spots as French Polynesia, the Great Barrier Reef, the Baltic Sea, Asia and Chile.

Each episode will offer a behind-the-scenes look at shipwide operations that aren’t often in the view of relaxing vacationers, and in the “Marco Polo” episode, the crew battles a budding hurricane near Northern Europe.

Episodic directors include Karen Pinker (Paul Gauguin, Marco Polo), Herrie ten Cate (Le Soléal), Peter Findlay (Azamara Journey), Michael Davidson (Celebrity Solstice) and Nora Pratt (Stella Australia.)

EPI’s Karen McCairley (Megaspeed, Alien Mysteries) serves as executive producer for the show.

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