29 May 2018 by David Ward
Following her recent BAFTA-winning exploits, June sees the return of the ever-popular series Cruising with Jane McDonald on Channel 5. And we’re definitely excited for this one, not least because it features one of our favourite luxury cruise lines – Silversea.
Offering a slight change to the format of its previous incarnations, the four-part series, which begins on June 8th at 9pm, will feature just two cruises, each spread across two episodes. Kicking things off Down Under, parts one and two will see Jane circumnavigate Australia and New Zealand aboard Holland America Line’s Noordam, a 16-night cruise which takes in Sydney and Tasmania before hopping across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand.
Then, Jane heads to the Southern Hemisphere again, this time to Chile where she’ll board Silversea’s ultra-luxurious Silver Muse. Departing from the colourful port town of Valparaiso, her voyage brings her south to explore glaciers and icebergs en route to Patagonia and on, around the continent’s southern tip, to explore the faraway Falkland Islands.
Silversea’s marketing director, Erin Johnson said: “We are extremely excited that Jane chose to embark on her South American adventure with Silversea, and specially the beautiful Silver Muse. As a Silversea guest in her own right, Jane had a wonderful experience with highlights including an intimate lunch with a local Chilean family in Punta Arenas, plus a very special visit to the glacier in San Rafael. The guests loved having her onboard, and we are very much looking forward to the programme airing."
Punta Arenas, Chile
As the series progresses, we’ll be following Jane’s adventures and showing you how you can follow in her footsteps, giving you the lowdown on the ships featured and sharing our tips on cruising in these spectacular destinations.