Happening now, the inaugural voyage of Carnival Cruise Line‘s new Carnival Breeze in the Mediterranean. Launching a new ship is always a big event and this one is no exception. In addition to customary ceremonies and first-cruise hoopla, Carnival has engaged their online following with live tweets from American Idol contestant Janell Wheeler, a cruise rookie.
Follow Carnival cruise rookie and host, Janell Wheeler, as she travels aboard the Carnival Breeze, the latest Carnival Cruise ship, and experiences all the fun new spaces and features, and sees what Europe really has to offer. Janell begins her trip in Venice, Italy where she visits St. Mark’s Square and has an authentic Italian breakfast.
Footage of Wheeler will be shot as she prepares to set sail on the new vessel, following her as she leaves her hometown of Nashville bound for Italy, posting images and videos, tweeting and interacting with the audience every step of the way.
On Carnival Breeze, Wheeler takes viewers on a whirlwind tour of the ship’s features, with on-line polls deciding which of the ship’s many innovations she’ll experience next. Viewers can also come along as Wheeler propels down the ship’s 312-foot-long Twister water slide or gets a bird’s eye view of the Mediterranean as she straps on a harness and gives the ship’s suspended ropes course a try.
Each vignette begins and ends with an insightful “video confessional” in which Wheeler outlines her plans for the day and offers her own unique perspective on her experiences thus far.
Wheeler will also be uploading photos of her latest happenings via Pinterest and taking viewer questions live via Twitter. She’ll also host a live Twitter chat during the cruise. A YouTube playlist will also be created, providing viewers with an at-a-glance view of Wheeler’s ongoing Carnival Breeze adventure.