Series 2 start date confirmed

/ 16 August 2017

Jane McDonald is back doing what she does best – taking her audience with her on the high seas to explore the cruising life. There’s a cruise for everyone, and Jane is not going to stop until she has explored them all.

In the first episode of the new series, Jane takes her first Scandi-cruise in style. Aboard the Viking Sky, she encounters luxury like she has never seen on a ship before. The first stop on her trip is Tallinn in Estonia, a perfect medieval jewel of a town where Jane joins an excursion to look at the ancient architecture and learn about the region. Life on board the Viking Sky moves at a suitably Hygge-like pace, and Jane takes advantage of the relaxed atmosphere and huge space.

The second stop is St Petersburg, jewel of the Russian crown and a first for Jane. She heads to the Hermitage Museum, not for the art but to meet the cats who have lived in the basement since 1745. She also comes face-to-face with one very surprising celebrity Russian doll.

Next up is Helsinki — another big surprise and one of the world’s design capitals. Here Jane buys some eye-wateringly expensive cushion covers and meets a woman whose ambition it is to kiss a brown bear.

Finally, the ship pulls into Stockholm for one of the highlights of Jane’s journey — a guided tour round the ABBA Museum. She becomes the ‘Fifth Member of ABBA’ and gets insider info from Ingmarie Halling, director of the museum and friend of the band.

Series 2 of Cruising With Jane McDonald starts on Friday 1st September at 9pm on Channel 5. Watch series 1 on My5 now