As someone who grew up watching Great Hotels and Passport to Europe, this comes as great news.

from Carnival:

Popular travel expert Samantha Brown is the star of an engaging new video series on Carnival’s YouTube channel designed to provide “cruise rookies” with all they need to know about the seagoing vacation experience, with helpful information on everything from on-board dining and activity choices to cruising with kids and frequently asked questions.

The “How to Cruise With Travel Pro Samantha Brown” series is part of a revamp of the line’s YouTube channel which, in addition to robust new content and a brand new look and feel, offers streamlined playlists and an optimized mobile experience while allowing consumers to more easily search for topics they’re most interested in.

The series will also be part of the featured content on, the line’s new online travel hub with articles and videos by top travel and lifestyle bloggers focusing on destinations, culinary options, cruising tips, and more.