Mighty Ships

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  • TV-PG
  • 2008
  • 10 Seasons
  • 8.2  (138)

Mighty Ships is an adventure documentary television series that first premiered on the Discovery Channel in 2008. The series is all about showcasing the most significant and mightiest ships from around the world and their crews, as they embark on challenging and often dangerous voyages.

The show features different types of ships, including cargo vessels, luxury liners, and icebreakers, that have been designed and built to tackle extreme conditions, from the icy waters of the Arctic to the turbulent waters of the open sea.

Each episode of the show is about an hour long and takes viewers on a journey through the inner workings of the featured ship, giving them an in-depth look at the technology, machinery, and equipment that make these ships so powerful and unique.

The series also focuses on the crews working aboard these ships who are responsible for the success of their voyages. It highlights the diverse range of jobs and roles on board, from the captain and navigators to the engineers and deckhands. The show delves into the challenges these people face while at sea, from the danger of icebergs and storms to the complex logistics of shipping goods across the globe.

One of the key aspects of the show is its stunning and awe-inspiring cinematography. With the use of high-definition cameras and expert visual storytelling techniques, Mighty Ships captures the beauty and majesty of these immense vessels as they cut through the water. The show provides an up-close and personal look at the ships, from the towering decks to the engine rooms, and the crew members that call them home.

Over the years, Mighty Ships has covered many world-renowned vessels, including the USS Ronald Reagan, one of the largest and most advanced aircraft carriers in the world. The show also featured the massive container ship MSC Edith, which is capable of carrying over 13,000 standard shipping containers.

Another significant ship featured on the show was the National Geographic Explorer, an ice-classed ship that allows explorers to navigate the frozen waters of the Arctic and Antarctic. The episode on the Explorer takes viewers on a journey through the extreme environments and treacherous conditions that the ship must navigate in order to conduct scientific research in some of the most remote parts of the planet.

Additionally, the show has featured luxury ocean liners, such as the Crystal Symphony, which provides a five-star hotel experience for its passengers as it sails through the Caribbean. The show gives viewers a glimpse of the luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining, and entertainment options available on these ships, as well as the technical side of their operations.

Mighty Ships has been well received by audiences and critics alike for its impressive cinematography, engaging storytelling, and informative content. The series has been praised for its ability to showcase the remarkable technology and engineering behind these monumental vessels while also highlighting the hard work and dedication of the people who crew them. It appeals to anyone with an interest in ships, maritime travel, and adventure.

The show continued to air new episodes until 2018, before going on a hiatus. However, it has left a lasting impression and has become a staple of the Discovery Channel's programming lineup. Whether experienced sailors or curious landlubbers, viewers are sure to be entertained and impressed by the mightiness of the ships featured on the show.

Mighty Ships is a series that is currently running and has 10 seasons (73 episodes). The series first aired on July 22, 2008.

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Where to Watch Mighty Ships
Mighty Ships is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mighty Ships on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    July 22, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (138)