Ultimate Cruise Ship

Join pioneering shipbuilders as they embark on a feat of maritime engineering. Airing February 8, 2017 at 9 pm on PBS Aired February 8, 2017 on PBS

Program Description

Weighing 54,000 gross tons and stretching over two football fields, the Seven Seas Explorer is no ordinary boat. Join pioneering shipbuilders as they endeavor to build the ultimate cruise ship. It will be decked with the finest gold, marble, and crystal and designed to offer guests the roomiest accommodations of any commercial cruise ship. But engineering opulence is no easy feat. NOVA follows a pioneering team of ship builders as they embark on what is advertised to be a milestone in maritime engineering.

Broadcast Credits

PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY
Martin Gorst
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Carlo Massarella
EDITED BY
Paul Shepard
NARRATOR
Eric Meyers
LOCATION DIRECTORS
Duncan Bulling
Joby Lubman
Lee Reading
DV DIRECTORS
Steve Morgan
Mat Stimpson
SHOOTING ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Ingo Nyakairu
ADDITIONAL CAMERA AND SOUND
Claudio Crimani
Peter Jones
Richard Overton
Christoph Renschler
FIXERS
Fausto Appiolaza
Marcella Gasche
Emilio Scarlata
PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
Fiona Cousins
Rachel Martinez
Emma McCormack
Rebecca Pye
PRODUCTION MANAGERS
Karen Lee
Farne Sinclair
Mel Moore
JUNIOR PRODUCTION MANAGER
Liza Krug
GRAPHICS
Fluid Pictures
EDIT ASSISTANT
Philip Michael
ONLINE EDITOR
Dicky Everton
COLORIST
Peter Lynch
AUDIO MIX
Rada Danilovic
ARCHIVAL MATERIAL
Associazione Italiana Documentazione Marittima e Navale
Eric Sauder Collection
Library of Congress
National Archives and Records Administration
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
Pond5
Regent Seven Seas
Shutterstock
Twan van der Meer
Van Voorden Casting
SPECIAL THANKS
Spine 3D
W. Andre Allen
For Windfall Films
HEAD OF PRODUCTION
Birte Pedersen
PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT
Sue Harvard
NOVA SERIES GRAPHICS
yU + co.
NOVA THEME MUSIC
Walter Werzowa
John Luker
Musikvergnuegen, Inc.
ADDITIONAL NOVA THEME MUSIC
Ray Loring
Rob Morsberger
CLOSED CAPTIONING
The Caption Center
POST PRODUCTION ONLINE EDITOR
Spencer Gentry
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Jennifer Welsh
PUBLICITY
Eileen Campion
Eddie Ward
RESEARCH
Diane Toomey
Ana Aceves
SENIOR SCIENCE RESEARCHER
Caitlin Saks
NOVA ADMINISTRATOR
Anne Barleon
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Linda Callahan
PARALEGAL
Sarah Erlandson
TALENT RELATIONS
Janice Flood
LEGAL COUNSEL
Susan Rosen
DIGITAL MANAGING PRODUCER
Kristine Allington
SENIOR DIGITAL EDITOR
Tim De Chant
DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MEDIA
Lauren Aguirre
RIGHTS MANAGER
Lauren Miller
BUSINESS MANAGER
Ariam McCrary
POST PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Brittany Flynn
SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Kevin Young
POST PRODUCTION EDITOR
Michael H. Amundson
BROADCAST MANAGER
Nathan Gunner
COORDINATING PRODUCER
Elizabeth Benjes
DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER
David Condon
PROJECT DIRECTOR
Pamela Rosenstein
DIRECTOR, BUSINESS OPERATIONS & FINANCE
Laurie Cahalane
SENIOR SCIENCE EDITOR
Evan Hadingham
SENIOR PRODUCER
Chris Schmidt
SENIOR SERIES PRODUCER
Melanie Wallace
DEPUTY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Julia Cort
SENIOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Paula S. Apsell

A NOVA production by Windfall Films Ltd. (part of the Argonon Group) for WGBH Boston in association with Discovery Networks Europe and Channel 5 Broadcasting (tbc).

© 2017 Windfall Films Ltd. (part of the Argonon Group)

All rights reserved

This program was produced by WGBH, which is solely responsible for its content.

Original funding for this program was provided by Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the David H. Koch Fund for Science, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

IMAGE:

Image credit: (Seven Seas Explorer in drydock)
© Martin Gorst/WGBH Educational Foundation)

Participants

Frank Del Rio
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
Marcello Giordano
Fincantieri
Jean-Jacques Jeunet
Bureau Veritas
Gianpiero Lavini
Fincantieri
Stanislas Mercier De Lacombe
Seven Seas Explorer
Ralph Moolenaar
Van Voorden
Michele Moro
Fincantieri
Thomas Pulino
Wärtsilä
Pierluigi Punter
Fincantieri
Yohandel Ruiz
CallisonRTKL
Marco Spiga
Independent Maritime Advisors, Ltd
Antonio Vario
Fincantieri
Umberto Vianello
Fincantieri

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