Get on board and enjoy four exciting cruises around Europe.

The cruise industry is booming. In 2010, eight new ships were launched on their maiden voyages across the globe. And it’s not only the 70plus “sunset years” generation heading off to discover the world. This documentary presents four cruise ships. The venerable “Sea Cloud”, a four-masted cruise ship built in the 1930s, sails majestically from Nice to Barcelona. “MS Europa”, one of the most luxurious cruise liners in the world, sets off from Iceland to the North Cape. Passengers are offered well-organised adventure, from maneuvering through ice fields to nocturnal fishing competitions. “AIDA” is one of the most successful and largest cruise ship companies internationally and targets a young clientele by offering a vast entertainment program. An American motor sailing ship makes its way from Sicily to Croatia. On board 450 gay men party the days and nights away.

Current Affairs / Travel / Lifestyle
Length: 90’/52’ HD
Film by André Schäfer
Production: Florianfilm for Radio Bremen/ARTE, 2011
Original title Moderne Kreuzfahrer – Von Mördern, Machos und Matrosen / Vive la croisière! – Meurtres, matelots et machos en mer