The Cruise Returns to ITV on Royal Princess

By ,   January 15, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

The Cruise returned to ITV screens for its new season onboard Royal Princess as she ship sails around the Mediterranean.

Some familiar faces and a few new ones were spotted on the popular cruising programme for its 2nd series debut. 

The Cruise offered a glimpse of life onboard Princess Cruises' Royal Princess, from back of house to guest’s suites and up on deck. 

Royal Princess

After an embarkation in Athens, the luxury liner set sail carrying 3,500 passengers as it made its way to the paradisiacal Greek island of Santorini

But resident front of house extraordinaire Timothy Gallant had a major problem to deal with before they arrived. 

The Gardener family had arrived from Scotland to find their luggage had been lost on their flight over. 

Timothy was tasked with the difficult job of tracking the four suitcases down. 

The family threatened that they would fly home if the bags didn’t turn up in Santorini. 

But Timothy managed to track them down and personally delivered the cases to the family who were delighted. 

As the ship was pulling into Santorini, it was trainee Lauren who had to help put the anchor down. 

The 25-year-old junior officer on the bridge was very nervous about passing all the tests she needed to get qualified. Lauren said:

“You’ve got a half a billion euro ship and a 25-year-old blonde, what could possibly go wrong?”

But the quick learner managed to pull everything off smoothly, with the 80-tonne anchor dropping into the ocean as planned. 

There was a fresh problem to face once passengers found dry land. 

William rode a donkey up onto the island with his mother and brother but soon realised he had developed a rash where his legs had touched the animal. 

The 25-year-old passenger instead ended up at the medical centre on board the Royal Princess. He said:

“I was riding a donkey down and I got a rash on both sides of my legs where I was touching it and I just started coughing.” The on board doctor said:

“You’ve got quite a wheeze still. I’m going to give you some steroids into the veins to stamp on the allergic response that your body is having.”

Last season The Cruise had cameras onboard Regal Princess, as she arrived in Denmark after an 11-day cruise around the Baltic.