Small ship company Victory Cruise Lines is to feature in the first of a new series of Cruising with Jane McDonald on TV this week.

The Channel 5 programme on Friday features a ten-day Great Lakes and French Canada itinerary.

The cruise from Detroit includes Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River before disembarking in Montreal.

Ports of call by the 202-passenger ship Victory II include Cleveland, Ohio; Toronto; Quebec City and Port Weller for Niagara Falls.

The first episode in series six of the show features McDonald taking a boat tour under the Horseshoe Falls, followed by a 670 metres zip wire excursion.

Victory Cruise Lines is owned by the American Queen Steamboat Company and represented in the UK by Light Blue Travel.

Light Blue Travel managing director Rupert Thomson said: “It was a huge pleasure to host Jane McDonald and Channel 5’s ‘Cruising with Jane McDonald’ film crew onboard Victory Cruise Lines’ Victory II small ship last July.

“Demand for US cruising, be it river, lake or ocean, is increasing from the UK and European cruise markets, especially from cruisers who have experienced European cruises and are looking for new destinations and adventures.”

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