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The Cruise: Return to the Mediterranean

  • Episode: 

    6 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 15 Feb 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.30pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 07 2018 : Sat 10 Feb - Fri 16 Feb
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Last in series
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Episode 6
 
With unique access to one of the world’s largest luxury cruise ships, the Royal Princess, this six-part series returns to follow life on board for the staff and passengers who live, work and play on the vessel as it navigates the Mediterranean.
 
The crew are winding up for a busy summer season and face new challenges including tension on the bridge as they sail into busy holiday destinations, and heat in the galley, where staff produce up to 20,000 high-quality meals a day.
 
In the sixth and final episode, as the Mediterranean summer season draws to a close, the crew face one final big challenge - two weddings in one day. With a UK wedding now averaging £34,000, couples are opting to tie the knot on board the ship, where packages can be a fraction of the cost.
 
Two couples - Fiona and Konrad from the UK, and Rochelle and Martin from New Zealand are among 18 marriages taking place on board the Royal Princess this summer. Passenger services manager Ina has the job of coordinating all the departments involved: from executive chef David’s galley team which is producing two cakes, a buffet and a gourmet meal to Jess, the ship’s very own florist, who has eight bouquets to make in a tight timeframe. 
 
On the bridge, captain Nick has a tricky manoeuvre to make into the Spanish port of Cartagena. Breakwaters on either side of the entrance to the port mean he has to execute a precisely timed slalom move before he can dock the huge 330m long ship. 
 
Rookie third officer Josh is anxious about dealing with the busiest and toughest 8am to 4pm watch, which features the most arrivals and departures. But captain Nick gives him a big vote of confidence when he gives up his chair so Josh can take navigational control of the ship on a sea day.
 
Meanwhile on the lido deck, the ship’s trademark fountain display is broken, proving a mystery for the engineers. Only one man can help - the ship’s Mr Fixit, veteran hotel services engineer Keith. In the ship’s pump room, the problem could be anything from software to pipework. But Keith’s got a hunch it will be a simple fix.
 
Captain Nick is officiating at the weddings. As he changes into his formal uniform with his gold-leaf tipped cap only worn for weddings, there is only one thing worrying him - how to pronounce the names correctly. Will the crew, well versed in putting on a good show, pull the day off without any hitches?