Le Boat and Johnny Bananas in the South of France

December 2018 News Le Boat

“1st Look” is the Emmy-winning, lifestyle show that takes you to hot destinations for amazing eats, thrilling adventures and crazy fun nightlife. Dynamic host, Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio traveled to the world-famous, UNESCO Canal du Midi, where he experienced captaining and dining on a luxury Le Boat cruiser along the historic waterway. The show airs across the United States and Canada on NBC on Saturday December 15, 2018 and reaches up to 1.4 million views. (Check your local listings for show times)

Watch the Show trailer: https://www.facebook.com/1stlooktv/videos/2190433624503938/UzpfSTc4NjM0NTYyMzoxMDE2MTQwODg3NzQ0MDYyNA/

Best known for his breakout role crisscrossing the world for 17 seasons on MTV's "The Challenge," Johnny Bananas has a thirst to experience firsthand what life has to offer! In Sept 2018, Johnny was named the new host of the lifestyle and travel show 1St Look, which airs on NBC on Saturday nights after Saturday Night Live. 

In this week’s episode, Johnny traveled to the beautiful South of France to Narbonne and cruises along the UNESCO World Heritage Canal du Midi with Le Boat, onboard our premier class Vision 4SL Cruise.   “We were super excited introduce Johnny Bananas to our Le Boat experience,” said Lisa Mclean, Le Boat’s Marketing Manager for the North American markets, “Our staff had a fantastic time showcasing our luxury Vision model cruiser and cruising along the stunning French countryside.” Johnny was the captain of the boat and made great use of the onboard BBQ and top deck for dining. 

Traveling from Narbonne, the show takes you to experience the local French culture of the region, including a visit to the famous covered markets, Les Halles de Narbonne, where they shopped for the freshest local foods with local celebrity chef from the area.  After their visit to the market, they jump onboard the Le Boat cruiser for a driving lesson on the world class canals, enjoyed a cooking lesson onboard, and dined on the luxury cruiser’s top deck as the sun sets behind them over the French countryside.


Yes! That cute Le Boat Captain’s hat that Johnny is wearing can be purchased at any of the Le Boat bases for $20 USD.

The show airs across the United States on Saturday, December 15, 2018 and will reach 1.4 million viewers.     

When it comes to barging in the South of France, the scenic Canal du Midi with Le Boat is a must. Cruising this 300 years old waterway and The Le Boat’s Narbonne base is a great starting point for exploring the Canal du Midi and is located just a 12 minute walk from the famous Les Halles de Narbonne food markets. You too can will savor the slow easy pace cruise in the heart of the wine region and pass through historic water locks. Discover charming medieval villages and ancient fortress cities. Sightseeing, wine tasting, fine dining await, all the way from bustling Toulouse to the golden sands of the Mediterranean Sea.  Le Boat has a fleet of over 930 boats in Europe and offers a wide choice of boat rentals that will fit all budgets and travel styles-plus Le Boat cruisers are easy to drive. No license or previous boating experience required!  If you can drive a car – you drive a Le Boat!    

A one week cruise along the Canal Du Midi (Narbonne return cruise) starts at just $1234.45USD (prices are per boat and not per person. Quoted based on the April 24, 2019 departure on Cirrus A cruiser that sleeps up to 4 people!)  

For more information on travelling to Narbonne and cruising along the UNESCO Canal du Midi, visit https://www.leboat.com/boating-vacations/france/canal-du-midi or download our FREE Canal du Midi regional guide at https://www.leboat.com/sites/default/files/lb_midi_guide_eng.pdf .

For more information about Le Boat, visit www.leboat.com or call +1-800-734-5491.


About Le Boat

Le Boat is the leading in canal boat rentals, with 50 years’ of experience in the industry, operating its own fleet of 900 self-drive cruisers from a network of over 38 different departure bases across eight European countries and Canada.  All boats feature fully equipped kitchens, comfortable furnishings, showers and bathrooms, and warm air heating. They also feature air-cooling, depending on the model.  No experience or boating license is necessary. Instructions and an orientation are provided to first-time renters, ensuring they get the most out of their boating vacation. Unlike conventional cruises that follow a pre-planned itinerary, Le Boat provides guests with suggested itineraries but allows them to visit the towns and attractions that most interest them on a particular route. 

For more information, call toll-free at 1-800-734-5491 (option 2) or visit www.leboat.com.


About 1st Look

Bananas got his start on MTV's reality series "The Real World," before becoming a fan-favorite fixture on MTV's "The Challenge." With his chameleon-like ability to adapt to his surroundings, unpredictable mixture of craftiness, charisma, intelligence and kindness, he more than lives up to his nickname, "Johnny Bananas." 

Johnny Bananas made his debut on the late-night series in September 2018, following "Saturday Night Live" on NBC-owned television stations across the United States. With his unrivaled passion for life and travel, we couldn't be more excited to have Johnny Bananas with "1st Look" giving viewers a front row seat to our wildest and most thrilling adventures yet," said Marni Sabia, Vice President of LX.TV Productions which produces “1st Look”.

Show segments will also appear on 1stLooktv.com, as well as on NBC Owned Stations’ digital out-of-home properties, such as taxi cabs. Viewers can get show updates and behind the scenes content with Johnny via their Facebook page and Twitter @1stlooktv. Bananas will be sharing photos via his own social media pages, including Instagram @realjohnnybananas and Twitter @MTVBananas 


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