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The Cruise: Voyage to Alaska

  • Episode: 

    2 of 3

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 08 Mar 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    8.30pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 10 2018 : Sat 03 Mar - Fri 09 Mar
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Episode 2
This new three-part series for ITV features the crew of the Star Princess cruise ship voyaging to one of the world’s last frontiers - Alaska.
With more than 450 cruise ships around the world competing for passengers, offering a unique journey is a must. But taking a five-star luxury liner to the remote Alaskan seas means the captain and his crew must go the extra mile. 
Cruising between Vancouver in Canada and Anchorage in Alaska, this series sees the crew battle navigational challenges and unpredictable weather, to deliver passengers the promise of a wilderness like nowhere else on Earth.
In the second episode, Captain Tuvo and his crew are navigating Star Princess to a World Heritage site, Glacier Bay National Park. To be allowed to enter this pristine and stunning wilderness they must be accompanied by rangers, who help passengers appreciate and understand the wilderness and its wildlife. 
But first, the rangers have to board the ship. Unable to stop to pick them up, their pilot boat has to come alongside Star Princess while she’s moving. And in poor weather and rough sea, it’s not just scratching his paintwork that the captain’s worried about, because Glacier Bay boasts some of the most impressive glaciers in the world and Captain Tuvo is determined to give his passengers the best possible view of them by getting as close as possible. 
Hotel general manager Pieter is up against the clock arranging an engagement ceremony for a couple he’s struggling to track down among the thousands of guests on board. The captain only has a one hour window to officiate and to make matters worse, they’re in a noise-restricted zone of the National Park so Pieter can’t make an announcement on the ship’s tannoy. If he can’t find them soon, all their plans will be ruined. 
In the Princess Theatre, cruise director Steve is entertaining the audience before the evening’s big show. A much-loved, larger-than-life character on board – he can also be found hosting an ‘audience with the captain’ for the passengers, and joining Captain Tuvo to photobomb passengers’ photographs on the ship’s formal night. But Steve’s due to go on leave and hand the job over to someone else - a nervous JC. While Steve is on leave, JC must also fill his shoes as cruise director – a tall order when they’re size 19s.