Famed cruise singer Jane McDonald recently returned to her roots in a brand-new Channel 5 show, ‘Cruising with Jane McDonald’ which aired for the first time last Friday.

Having risen to fame singing onboard BBC1’s hit nineties docusoap The Cruise, former Loose Women regular panellist Jane was the first port of call to test-drive four different liners for this fun new travel series.

Exploring the industry

Her journey starts onboard MSC Divina, journeying through the Caribbean from Miami, visiting destinations such as Nassau, St Martin and Puerto Rico. In the episodes to come, Jane will explore various different cruising styles and locations, including a mini-cruise to the Inner Hebrides and the Isle of Mull, as well as a river cruise on the Danube onboard Uniworld’s S.S. Maria Theresa. Concluding the four part series, she’ll be taking in an Alaskan cruise onboard Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam.

The series sets out to explore the cruise industry, which has seen huge growth in recent years. In 2009, 17.8 million passengers took a cruise globally and this figure is set to rise to 25.3million by the end of 2017.

You can catch the next episode on Friday at 9pm on Channel 5. If you’ve missed an episode, you can catch up on My5 – Channel 5’s online demand service.

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