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Sky Princess features in ‘Cruising with Jane McDonald’

The legendary cruise ship singer and television presenter sailed around the Caribbean

Updated August 2022

By Liz Darke

If you can only escape to sunnier climes and palm-lined beaches via your sofa right now, be sure to catch up on Channel 5 and see much-loved former cruise ship singer Jane McDonald sailing around the Caribbean onboard Sky Princess.

The BAFTA-winning show, Cruising with Jane McDonald, featured Sky Princess in two episodes, one airing on Sunday 9th May 2021 at 9pm and the other airing at the same time on Sunday 16th May 2021.

View of atrium onboard Sky Princess

The heart of the ship: Sky Princess' beautiful Atrium © Princess

The episodes followed Jane as she travelled throughout the Caribbean on a 14-night itinerary, filmed before the global pandemic. Jane’s cruise took her south-east from Fort Lauderdale in Florida towards Princess' private resort, Princess Cays, on to the Virgin Islands and St. Thomas, the island of St. Maarten and to Grand Cayman, to list just a few of her port stops.

Our private resort at Princess Cays sits on more than a half-mile of white-sand shoreline at the southern tip of Eleuthera island in The Bahamas. While it's a natural paradise, there are opportunities for watersports, shopping in boutiques and at the local craft market, plus feasting at the beach barbecue.

The stunning waters of the Virgin Islands are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving, St. Maarten offers high-octane activities like lagoon kayaking and a 4x4 buggy safari, while in Grand Cayman you can go horse riding on the beach or meet stingrays.

Brightly coloured huts on Princess Cays

Princess Cays offers a taste of pure paradise © Princess

When not in port, enjoying brilliant shore excursions, Jane had the chance to experience first-hand our innovative MedallionClass technology, specifically the award-winning OceanMedallion device, which replaces the traditional cruise card, offering a truly touchless experience and boosting Princess’ personalised service to new levels.

One of the newest members of the Princess fleet, Sky Princess launched in October 2019 and became Southampton's homeport ship in summer 2021, which marked her debut in the UK, too.

At the time, Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises UK & Europe vice president, said, ‘As our homeport ship, we are excited for viewers to join Jane as she discovers what it’s like to sail on the beautiful Sky Princess. Viewers can also look forward to seeing the OceanMedallion in action, while also enjoying some escapism as they follow Jane’s relaxing cruise around the Caribbean.’

‘Cruising with Jane McDonald’ aired on Channel 5. Did you miss
it? You can catch up with the episodes on My5 here.

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About the Author

Liz Darke

Liz Darke

Liz is the editor of Journey. She's a seasoned journalist, who specialises in travel, food and lifestyle. Always on the hunt for a hit of sunshine and fantastic regional cuisine, she's heading to Barcelona, Puglia in southern Italy and Mexico next. Oh, and bring on the local wine, too!