Must-See Cruise TV: Starring Oasis of the Seas, Sea Princess and More

June 2, 2010

Oasis is a Star!

(6 p.m. EDT) -- It seems the folks over in TV Land are almost as excited about the summer cruising season as we are! We recently learned from Cruise Critic member Tag Boy that, in December, the Discovery Channel filmed a program called "Mighty Ships" -- which will be premiering on Discovery Channel Canada tonight -- aboard Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas.

The show isn't scheduled to air in the U.S., but that doesn't mean cruising from the couch is off limits to non-Canadians. Another reader, Wendy Reynolds, shares via Facebook that the National Geographic Channel is also featuring Oasis in a program later this month. Also making an appearance on NatGeo this month is Princess Cruises' Sea Princess.

Here's the scoop on what's premiering, when:

"Mighty Ships: Oasis of the Seas," June 2 at 8 p.m. EDT -- The show, premiering tonight on the Discovery Channel (Canada only), will give a behind-the-scenes look into the prep for the maiden voyage of Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas, as well as the logistics of managing the largest cruise ship in the world. (Editor's note: Look for the "International Critters," a large group of Cruise Critic members who were onboard during taping!)

"World's Toughest Fixes: Sea Princess," June 3 at 9 p.m. EDT -- What happens when a cruise ship springs a leak? This installment of "World's Toughest Fixes," focusing on heavy-duty industrial repairs, chronicles the immense process of putting Princess Cruises' Sea Princess into dry dock, locating the problem and repairing it.

"Man-Made: World's Largest Cruise Ship," June 10 at 10 p.m. EDT -- "Man-Made" goes behind the scenes at factories and inside machines to show how things are created from the perspective of the workers, contractors and inventors. This episode looks into how Oasis of the Seas was built and what technology was utilized to facilitate its innovative features.

But that's not all -- although the listings we checked don't show them airing in the next few weeks, you may want to keep an eye out for these cruise-related reruns:

"World's Toughest Fixes: Radiance of the Seas" -- The show tags along as the ship has a massive new onboard power plant installed.

"Man-Made: Ultimate Cruise Ship" -- Another episode of this show is centered on Radiance of the Seas; camera crews spent a week documenting the ship's preparation for its first-ever New Year's cruise.

--by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson, Web Content Producer

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