Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Video: Freerunning takes to the high seas on a Thomson Cruise ship

Parkour professionals
captured on film leaping over stairwells, jumping from balconies and even scaling the side of the Thomson Dream ship.
Parkour professionals captured on film leaping over stairwells, jumping from balconies and even scaling the side of the Thomson Dream ship.
Parkour professionals
captured on film leaping over stairwells, jumping from balconies and even scaling the side of the Thomson Dream ship.
Parkour professionals captured on film leaping over stairwells, jumping from balconies and even scaling the side of the Thomson Dream ship.
Parkour professionals
captured on film leaping over stairwells, jumping from balconies and even scaling the side of the Thomson Dream ship.
Parkour professionals captured on film leaping over stairwells, jumping from balconies and even scaling the side of the Thomson Dream ship.

For the first time ever, freerunning has taken to the high seas as world renowned Parkour professionals are captured on film leaping over stairwells, jumping from balconies and even scaling the side of the ship.

The short film was created by record breaking freerunning team, 3RUN who’ve worked on Hollywood blockbusters like Casino Royale and Harry Potter and use awe inspiring stunts to give customers a unique look at the makeover on the Thomson Dream.

Thomson cruises are available via connections from Belfast International Airport.

Filmed against the stunning backdrop of the Caribbean, the freerunners pushed their bodies to the limit as they were captured flipping over the pool, vaulting tables in the restaurants and even recreating the iconic ship’s flag 20 feet above deck.

The film ends with a glimpse of the 3RUN crew relaxing with cocktails on a nearby Caribbean beach, having left the newly renovated ship and swam ashore.

Fraser Ellacott, Managing Director of Thomson Cruises says: “To celebrate the launch of the two newly renovated ships to sea and with 64,000 people expected to travel on the new Platinum Cruise ships this summer, we wanted to do something completely different to showcase the renovations.

"Partnering with 3RUN gave us the opportunity to highlight the multi-million pound makeovers in a truly entertaining way.

"We’ve moved towards a more contemporary look and feel on board both the Thomson Dream and Celebration with refurbished cabins, revamped restaurants and bars and a luxurious spa and wanted to show it off in an equally modern way.”

Chase Armitage, CEO of 3RUN says: “The new look Thomson Dream provided the ideal free running playground for us to create some never done before stunts that show off both the ship and the skills of our team

" In true action film style we’ve tried to create content that will entertain every generation.”

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