ITV’s ‘The Cruise’ will return to TV screens next month

ITV have confirmed that the sixth series of ‘The Cruise’ will air on a weekly basis from Thursday 3 January at 8:30pm. The six-part documentary was filmed on the 3,560-guest Majestic Princess cruise ship as she sailed to Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Throughout this latest series, according to ITV, viewers will be introduced to a number of new faces including Captain Dino Sagani, a fourth-generation captain who has worked for Princess Cruises for 25 years. He has served as captain on several Princess ships since first being appointed in 2007. Majestic Princess holds great personal importance to him as it was built in Monfalcone, Italy just a few miles north from his hometown of Trieste.

ITV say some familiar faces will also take centre stage including Newcastle-born Hotel Services Engineer, Scott Grayson. As well as being filmed helping maintain the 143,000-tonne ship, Scott is seen offering a glimpse into his preparations for heading home to begin a whole new adventure of his own – as a father to a new born baby girl.

Providing the voiceover for the series is actor Anthony Head, who is internationally known for playing Rupert Giles in Buffy The Vampire Slayer and for his role as Geoffrey Howe in Oscar winning film, The Iron Lady.

The Cruise is made by Wild Pictures, one of the UK’s leading factual documentary makers, who also produced the previous five series.

Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises’ vice president UK and Europe, said: “We’re delighted that Princess Cruises will once again feature in The Cruise series on ITV, which offers viewers a wonderful glimpse into the wealth of experiences for our guests both onboard and ashore, and the daily lives of our dedicated crew. We can’t wait for the series to transport viewers to exotic Asia and the stunning landmark locations of Australia and New Zealand on Majestic Princess.”

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About Princess Cruises:
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global premium cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 18 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year to more than 380 destinations around the globe, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England and World Cruises. Itineraries range in length from three to 111 days.

Three new Royal-class ships are currently on order with the next new ship, Sky Princess, under construction scheduled for delivery in October 2019. Princess recently announced that two new (LNG) ships which will be the largest ships in the Princess fleet, accommodating approximately 4,300 guests with expected delivery in 2023 and 2025. Princess now has five ships arriving over the next six years between 2019 & 2025. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).

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