Turner, the global media giant behind Cartoon Network is entering the cruise market together with Oceanic Group. The news was made public yesterday, with the announcement of the first fully themed cruise ship named “Cartoon Network Wave”. There are many Turner projects around the world with restaurants, theme parks, water parks, and airplanes, however, this will be the first time an entire cruise ship in the Cartoon Network style will set sail. The concept of the ship is inspired by Cartoon Network heroes such as Adventure Time, Ben 10, the Power Puff Girls and We Are Bears.
The cruise ship Cartoon Network Wave will enter service by the end of 2018, and set sail from Singapore as a home port. From Singapore, the CN Wave will sail to the most popular destinations in the Asia-Pacific region – such as Malaysia, Thailand, China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Australia. With a capacity of 2,000 passengers and 800 fully-themed cabins, the family-oriented cruise ship will offer the world’s first toons holiday and allow the big and small fans to travel with their Cartoon Network favorite stars.
Daniel Chui, CEO of the Oceanic Group, emphasized that the partnership with Turner is a commitment to capitalizing on the rapidly expanding Asian cruise market. “A network cruise project, such as the Cartoon Network Wave, heralds the dawn of a new holiday experience for cruise passengers in Asia, where cruises travel on personalized journeys through storytelling stories. Given Singapore’s position as a hub in Asia, we believe that it is only appropriate that we plunge directly into the tidal wave of this passenger cruise. ”
Ricky Ow, the President of Turner Asia Pacific said the Cartoon Network characters finally found their new home on a fantastic cruise ship. “Turner is always looking for new ways to bring our characters to life – and Cartoon Network Wave will be their home on the high seas. The ship has remarkable potential to give our existing fans a truly unique experience and to create new ones. We could not be more excited about partnering with the Oceanic Group to jointly create a world first.”