YouTube and Norwegian Cruises announced a new partnership on Wednesday to create YouTube Vacationer, a video channel devoted exclusively to trip planning, how-tos and advice.
The site boasts videos from Lonely Planet, National Geographic and the Travel Channel, on topics from how to not look like a tourist (watch below) to how to play beach volleyball to the best Dublin neighborhoods. The videos certainly make light of themselves, but beneath the humorous exterior lies some actual good advice. The "how to get a passport" video features a slice of pepperoni and mushroom pizza as the main character.
The site features destinations in the Caribbean, U.S. and Canada, Europe and what they call "Exotic," a mix of off-the-beaten-path destinations and activities like belly dancing.
The site features Norwegian Cruises "Freestyle Cruising" approach, allowing users to create their own video montages based on their ideal cruises--not to mention find their next cruise through their preferences in videos.