Cast your mind back to June last year if you can and you’ll likely remember ITV’s documentary The Cruise Ship, which followed Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess in her maiden season and which shared with us the stories of both crew and passengers.
If you enjoyed the show, the good news is that ITV will be broadcasting another six-part documentary entitled The Cruise, starting next March which will feature another Princess ship, none other than Regal Princess, sister ship to the already TV-experienced Royal Princess. Again, we’ll be hearing about the experiences of both passengers and members of the 1400-strong crew but this time, the itinerary explores the Baltics on a Northern Europe and Russia cruise.
There will be an emphasis on the day-to-day lives of the crew, including the Hotel Manager, the Head Chef and the Captain himself and viewers will get to find out how this multi-national team works together to keep the ship running smoothly. There’s certainly a lot to keep everyone more than busy, with around 20,000 meals to prepare each day and 1,800 cabins to keep clean but as it’s the documentary team’s intention to tell the complete story, viewers will also be hearing about all the different aspects of life on-board for the 3,560 passengers.
On that note, it’s worth commenting that next year’s The Cruise has been put together by a completely different production team than last year’s The Cruise Ship, namely Wild Pictures, a team which is one of the UK’s leading documentary makers and which has a reputation for high production values, human interest stories and for turning the spotlight on well-known organisations.
Not surprisingly, Princess Cruises, Wild Pictures and indeed, everyone at Cruise118.com are all excited about seeing the finished results, which will appear on our TV screens next March.
If all this talk of Princess Cruises has got you thinking of booking your own cruise ship adventure, we have a fantastic selection of Princess Cruise deals available including on both Regal and Royal Princess.