A four-part fly on the wall TV documentary set on board Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess has been scheduled to air in a prime time evening slot.

‘The Cruise Ship’ will run on consecutive Friday evenings on ITV at 8pm from July 11 in between the Coronation Street double bill.

The documentary features behind-the-scenes footage of crew and passengers on Royal Princess, the 3,600-passenger ship launched last year by the Duchess of Cambridge in Southampton.

Filming took place in the Caribbean, including a call at Princess Cruises’ private Bahamas island.

Cold Feet and The Fast Show star John Thompson provides the voiceover.

Princess Cruises’ UK and Europe managing director Paul Ludlow said: “We are thrilled that ITV chose Royal Princess as the focus for this upcoming series.

“Viewers will get unparalleled insight into this magnificent ship and her crew.

“Cruise holidays are an increasingly popular choice in the UK and we are confident that this series will widen the appeal even further.”