Fly-on-the-wall documentary The Cruise returns to ITV next week.

The six-part documentary set on board the 3,600-passenger Princess Cruises’ ship Royal Princess will follow a voyage around the Mediterranean.

The programme is scheduled to be screened weekly at 8.30pm from January 11.

Princess Cruises’ vice president UK and Europe, Tony Roberts, said: “This documentary is such a great platform for the cruise industry to showcase what a fantastic experience a holiday at sea is.

“As well as highlighting stunning destinations and on board events it also gives viewers a sneak peek behind the scenes to show the hard work of the 1,400 strong crew.

“Two more series are due to air later this year with visits to Alaska and the Caribbean.

“These three series really do show some of the fantastic destinations holiday makers can visit with Princess Cruises.”