Over two years in the making…
Today is THE day….if you are reading this on Sunday July 19th, 2015…otherwise…
It started out as travel agents looking for good cruise TV shows to learn more for our clients. There was really only one, and it was over 4 years old. Nothing current. Plenty of new ships, but no new shows. Sure, there was content. Mostly on YouTube, and mostly really bad. Not to be mean, but shooting quality video with good audio and lighting is not as easy as it might seem. The norm was Mom & Dad’s shaky ship tour, or a teen using their smart phone. Nothing that would show potential travelers what a cruise was really like.
Our conversation with Andy Stuart, now President of Norwegian Cruise Line, went something like this:
“You know…there is no cruise show on TV right now, and most online videos are pretty bad”. Andy’s response, “What are you going to do about that?” Our reply, “ We are going to start our own. He said “Keep me posted on that”. We did.
And that’s pretty much how All Aboard TV was born.
Travel Agents & Cruise Lovers with a video production background. (Well, that last part is totally Kerri.)
Our first “official” cruise was New Years Eve 2013 on the Norwegian Epic, and it was a blast !! Definitely not our best production, but it’s still the highest ranked video on our YouTube Channel, with almost 14,ooo views.
Check out our YouTube channel where you will be able to view all the episodes after they have aired plus some of our other videos.
2 years, a book (Just Add Water) , and many cruises later, and now we are the Travel Experts on CW 44 in Tampa Bay every Sunday at 11AM as a part of their show 44 on the Town.
But first, let’s thank our friends and partners that made it happen.
Norwegian Cruise Line
CW 44 and their entire crew
Port Tampa Bay
Key Person of Influence – KPI Tampa
Without the above partners, none of this happens.
We can’t thank you enough !!!
With much appreciation,
Rob & Kerri Stuart
All Aboard TV, The closest thing to cruising without actually being there