Princess Cruises Production Show Wins Award for Outstanding Achievement

Nov 23, 2018

Princess Cruises theatrical show "Fantastic Journey," with its elaborate costumes and state-of-the-art multimedia technology was honored with the prestigious Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement. The official recognition was at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo in Orlando. The long-standing collaboration between Kerry Lovegrove Creative Director of Princess Cruises' and "American Idol's" Danny Teeson was critical to the huge success of the theatrical show "Fantastic Journey".  With high-tech, lavish musical numbers, Teeson and Lovegrove created an incredible visual show produced specially for the launch of Majestic Princess and now also performed on Caribbean Princess.

"'Fantastic Journey' propels guests into a contemporary and immersive experience unlike anything before at sea that is now enjoyed by our guests cruising to destinations all over the world," said Denise Saviss, Princess Cruises vice president of entertainment experience. "We're honored our creativity and commitment to deliver an entertainment experience completely different and memorable is being recognized by the notable Themed Entertainment Association with this award."

"Fantastic Journey" premiered in Shanghai in spring of 2017 onboard Majestic Princess, which immediately caught the attention of the entire cruise industry given both the scale and technical complexity of this custom-designed show. The show features a tremendous cast of talented singers and dancers, supported by production stage staff. Show highlights include various layers of LED and projection mapped elements, along with LED programmable costumes, epic audio design, beautiful lighting and projection mapped imagery which interacted with the performers. 

According to TEA Thea Awards Committee "'Fantastic Journey' sets a new standard in cruise ship entertainment by the creation of an epic concert of exceptional proportions and production values aboard the Majestic Princess. It reflects Princess Cruises' in-depth understanding of their market's tastes, style, and preferences, combined with a high sensitivity to the need for best-in-class leisure experiences."

Created by Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) the awards help realize a key mission of the association: bringing recognition to achievement, talent and personal excellence within the themed entertainment industry. Awards Nominating Committee recommends the slate of awards recipients each year after an extensive selection and evaluation process. The TEA International Board of Directors gives final approval to the slate of recipients. The Thea Awards Committee is a themed entertainment industry "who's who" of professionals who have distinguished themselves and been celebrated for leadership, creativity and innovation.