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The Cruise: Shanghai to Sydney

  • Episode: 

    4 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 24 Jan 2019
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.30pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 04 2019 : Sat 19 Jan - Fri 25 Jan
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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The Cruise: Shanghai to Sydney
 
Series overview
 
The Cruise returns with a brand new six-part documentary series travelling through Asia, Australia and New Zealand - following the lives of almost 5,000 passengers and crew. 
 
Set on board the Majestic Princess - the biggest, newest and most luxurious ship in the fleet - during her maiden voyage from Shanghai to Sydney, the ship visits destinations exotic and familiar from the Asian megacities of Hong Kong and Singapore to the stunning coastal scenery and fjords of New Zealand and the iconic Sydney harbour. 
 
Passengers are expecting the holiday of a lifetime, but the captain and 1,500 crew have their work cut out facing the navigational challenges of chaotic harbours teeming with boats, perilously low bridges and the highly unpredictable typhoon season weather – as well as surviving a legendary party to mark crossing the equator. 
 
Familiar faces include Geordie hotel engineer Scott, while there’s a host of new characters including charismatic Italian captain Dino, fastidious hotel general manager Jasper, unflappable Scottish food and beverage manager Karen and the charming Cynthia – deft diffuser of any passenger complaint.
 
Episode 4
 
In this episode it’s all change on Majestic Princess as the ship picks up 3,500 new guests and sets sail from beautiful Sydney Harbour to circumnavigate New Zealand’s stunning coastline.
 
But the ship soon encounters 65 knot winds and as they approach the highlight of the itinerary: the extraordinary, eerie fjords, key location for the Lord of the Rings - the winds worsen.
 
Will Captain Dino manage to navigate into the narrow fjord, or will the bad weather force him to abandon the attempt?