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The Cruise: Voyage to Alaska

  • Episode: 

    3 of 3

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 15 Mar 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    8.30pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 11 2018 : Sat 10 Mar - Fri 16 Mar
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  • Status: 

    Last in series
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Episode 3
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 third and final episode, it’s Captain Tuvo’s last time at the helm of the Star Princess on his beloved Alaska route before he goes on leave, and he doesn’t want to disappoint his passengers. With scenery and wildlife rarely seen elsewhere, the captain wants everyone to get a front row view but he’s at the mercy of the weather. 
Heavy fog cloaks the ship with visibility just a few short metres as it enters the Alaskan capital of Juneau making for a very tricky navigational challenge for Tuvo and his officers on the Bridge. The ship has to make a 180-degree turn with split-second timing to dock safely. 
Meanwhile, shore excursions agent Timothy is dockside trying to keep the cold at bay with only chemical hand-warmers. He doesn’t yet know it, but he’ll soon be sent somewhere much colder. He has to take a helicopter ride to the Mendenhall Glacier for a first-hand taste of a £350 two-hour glacier trek that is one of the tours he’s expected to sell on his desk. 
New cruise director JC is nervous before he makes his stage debut as the ship’s master of ceremonies, especially as his boss Lee has turned up to see it. As JC says, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, and he needs to get off to a good start. 
Passengers Keith and Ruth are renewing their wedding vows after fifty years of marriage and are really hoping a busy Captain Tuvo can make it one of his last jobs to officiate before he leaves the ship to head back home to Italy. 
As the Star Princess nears the US/Canadian border heading back to Vancouver, Captain Tuvo instructs JC to get ready to wave a huge Canadian flag, accompanied by mascot Stanley the Bear. 
Fearing it’s a wind-up, JC is surprised as the Star Princess is welcomed into Canada by an eager resident who without fail always greets the ship on its return. After braving fog, rain and navigating through sea ice; and with memories of glaciers, whales and a flag waving bear, Captain Tuvo’s last Alaskan voyage of the season comes to an end.