AGAINST THE MAGNIFICENT CARRIBEAN,
ALEXA PENAVEGA AND HUSBAND CARLOS PENAVEGA
SET A COURSE FOR ROMANCE IN 'LOVE AT SEA'
Set on the Royal Caribbean International's Harmony of the Seas
Part of the Network's Annual Summer Nights Programming Event
STUDIO CITY, CA - May 22, 2018-Amidst the glittering sea and sky of the Caribbean, real life cruise enthusiasts Alexa PenaVega (Spy Kids franchise) and her husband Carlos PenaVega ("Big Time Rush") star in 'Love at Sea,' a new, original movie airing on Hallmark Channel as part of the network's annual "Summer Nights" programming event. Based on Barbara Oliverio's book "Love on the Lido Deck," 'Love at Sea' is the networks second collaboration with the PenaVegas, who also serve as first-time executive producers on the film.
Sweeping viewers away on a dream vacation, 'Love at Sea' spans the vast and breathtaking Caribbean, sailing through exotic locales including Nassau, Bahamas and Basseterre, St. Kitts onboard Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas.
"We are thrilled to expand our flourishing partnership with Alexa and Carlos PenaVega with 'Love at Sea.' They are already treasured members of the Hallmark family, and their warmth, charm and authenticity exemplifies our brand," said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. "Alexa and Carlos' real-life chemistry lights up the screen, and we are delighted to take our viewers along with them on their romantic summer journey through the Caribbean."
While on the set of their new movie, Royal Caribbean aficionados Alexa and Carlos, along with their 17-month old son, Ocean, were surprised with a splashy proposal: In the presence of 'Love at Sea' cast and crew along with guests and crew from Harmony of the Seas, the cruise line asked the PenaVegas to be the first ever Godfamily to their newest ship, Symphony of the Seas. It's a fitting honor for the couple, who have celebrated momentous occasions on Oasis Class ships: they got engaged on Oasis of the Seas and spent their babymoon on Allure of the Seas.
"We have always found great joy celebrating some of our most memorable moments on cruise ships, and 'Love at Sea' is truly a labor of love where we get to include our entire family," said Carlos and Alexa PenaVega. "The opportunity to work simultaneously with two of our favorite partners, Hallmark Channel and Royal Caribbean, is a synergistic dream come true. We look forward to many more exciting adventures: both as Hallmark family members and as the Godfamily to Symphony of the Seas."
'Love at Sea' follows Olivia Grayham (Alexa PenaVega), a child of the hotel business, striking out on her own as an event planner. Tasked with organizing a multifaceted event for the fans onboard and online, Olivia has plotted the journey down to the last detail and planned for every possible contingency, or so she believes. She's no sooner onboard when she faces her first curveball: the ship's longtime cruise director has been reassigned and instead she will be working with his second-in-command, Tony Rieves (Carlos PenaVega), who has already begun putting his stamp on the ship's activities. With no option but to adjust to each unexpected development that comes her way, Olivia realizes that there are some things that simply can't be planned or anticipated - like falling love.
"Love at Sea" is a Ships Ahoy Productions LLC film. Beth Grossbard and Lisa Demberg are executive producers. Mel Damski directed from a script by Nina Weinman, based on the book "Love on the Lido Deck" by Barbara Oliverio.
ABOUT HALLMARK CHANNEL
Hallmark Channel is Crown Media Family Networks' flagship 24-hour cable television network, distributed nationwide in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to 88.5 million homes. As the country's leading destination for quality family entertainment, Hallmark Channel delivers on the 100-year legacy of the Hallmark brand. In addition to its signature new, original movies, the network features an ambitious lineup of other new, original content, including scripted primetime series, such as "Good Witch," "When Calls the Heart" and "Chesapeake Shores"; annual specials including "Kitten Bowl" and "Hero Dog Awards"; and a daily, two-hour lifestyle show, "Home & Family." Additionally, Hallmark Channel is the exclusive home to world premiere presentations of the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame franchise. Dedicated to helping viewers celebrate life's special moments, Hallmark Channel also offers annual holiday programming franchises, including "Countdown to Christmas," "Countdown to Valentine's Day," "Summer Nights," "Fall Harvest" and "Winterfest." Rounding out the network's diverse slate are some of television's most beloved comedies and series, including "The Golden Girls," "The Middle," "Last Man Standing" and "Frasier."
ABOUT ROYAL CARRIBEAN INTERNATIONAL
Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 49-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry "firsts" never before seen at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean, including jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike. On board, guests are catered to with the cruise line's world-renowned friendly and engaging service by every staff and crew member. Royal Caribbean has been voted "Best Cruise Line Overall" for 15 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.
The cruise line sails 25 of the world's most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in Bermuda, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand. Media can stay up to date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter, and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should call their travel agent; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.