Next Episode of The Cruise is
Season 2 / Episode 2 and airs on 19 January 2017 20:30
Life on board one of the world's largest luxury cruise ships will be revealed in "The Cruise".The series goes behind the scenes as the ship travels through the Baltic Sea from Copenhagen to St Petersburg, following some of the 1,400 crew as they deal with the daily demands of up to 4,000 passengers.
In tonight's episode, the staff compete to win the coveted title of employee of the month, with a top prize of £500 as well as deck privileges, tours, dinners and extra time off - the employee are desperate to win. Rhymond is braving the elements to keep the ship looking pristine. He decides at 5am, the prize is clearly his. Elsewhere Timothy is a cock-a-hoop about his new job with the shore excursions team however leaving his friends on the front desk will be hard. Will his excitement carry him through the challenges he faces? Also Scott is left in charge of the whole team when his boss goes on leave. He is busy with one of the most important jobs on board - making drinking water from the sea - over a million litres a day of it.
Tonight, the captain throws a huge party as the ship celebrates its first birthday.
Tonight it's the beginning of the busy summer season sailing round the Mediterranean and the ship is fully booked. As the crew race to get the ship ready for departure from Athens, making up beds in almost 1800 cabins – the hordes of passengers begin to arrive.
On the bridge is brand new officer Lauren who's never worked on a ship as big or complex as Royal Princess. Before the Captain will sign her off to man the ship's controls she faces a series of tests. Her first job on board is to help with an anchor drop in one of the itinerary's most demanding locations - the beautiful island of Santorini. Lauren must prove that she has got what it takes to get the job done safely.
And while passengers enjoy the finest cuisine on board, munching their way through a whopping 110 tons of food each week, the unenviable job of keeping the ship's 3000 lavatories in good working order falls to hotel services engineer Scott.
At passenger services, while front desk hopeful Nico struggles through a trial shift, experienced passenger services agent Timothy needs all his inimitable humour and charm to deal with a case of lost luggage. A Scottish family who are on the cruise to forget their troubles are threatening to fly home if he doesn't get their bags back pronto.
The weather takes a turn for the worse, causing an emergency at sea and threatening to make one young British couple's wedding a washout. It is the first time new officer Lauren has to deal with an emergency on board and she must keep constant watch on a semi-submerged boat close to the liner. Concerned there may be lives at stake, the rescue team are poised for action. Despite choppy seas, the show must go on in the ship's theatre, where the magicians are attempting to pull off a gravity-defying illusion that sees ex-dancer Trish balance on the tip of a metal sword. It is a heartstopping performance for passengers as the unpredictable weather ramps up the danger of their daring headline act.
Executive chef David McDonald is on the warpath after receiving a complaint about the afternoon teas, and hauls the pastry team into his office for a severe dressing down. New 25-year-old bridge officer Lauren faces a series of tests as she is left in charge of mooring the 330-metre-long ship in a port designed to take much smaller vessels. Hotel services engineer Scott is dealing with a flood from one of the ornamental marble fountains in the busiest area of the ship, and has only a few hours to fix it before passengers start to return from their excursions.
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