Series 1 - Episode 1: On a Cruise

Episode 1: On a Cruise

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Paul boards a luxury ocean liner for a tour of the dazzling Caribbean. Highlights of his adventure include a meeting with the Jamaican dog sled team, losing all sense of direction on a reef in Mexico and a run-in with a ferocious tiger.

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  • Valerie

    over 1 year ago

    Valerie

    I live in the US and I know who Paul Merton is AND I enjoy his lovely hat.

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  • Martin Walton

    over 2 years ago

    Martin Walton

    can you smoke in any of the bars on this fantastic ship? Otherwise not interested

  • Sue Powell

    over 2 years ago

    Sue Powell

    Pepe's Tigers how long ago was this filmed we went there this month Nov the tigers had gone they had not been looked after Pepe' could not feed them and the place is in mess it never got fixed up after the hurrican hit it in 2005

  • Rose

    over 2 years ago

    Rose

    This is the best Michael Palin impression I've ever seen.

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  • Cruise4EVER

    over 2 years ago

    Cruise4EVER

    I enjoyed the programme and would just like to say, having worked for Royal Caribbean and sailed on many of there cruise ships, the show did not reflect the true life of a cruise. Didnt explore the theatres, clubs, shopping centre, didnt even touch the sides, i feel this has put a bad view in peoples minds about cruising, but I love it, and always will.

  • lindsay s

    over 2 years ago

    lindsay s

    How slow is this site??????

  • Jay

    over 2 years ago

    Jay

    Who are you then Sarah ? the comment police ? it's a free country and we have to show tolerance to those who haven't got your obvious 'brains'. I have to say and I did comment earlier that Paul Merton is a fantastically witty guy and although it's early days for this series he does seem a little ill at ease in this job.

  • Sarah Parsons

    over 2 years ago

    Sarah Parsons

    If more of the people watching this had half the brains that Paul Merton has got for a start there wouldn't be reems of comments removed by moderators and the uneccesarily caustic reviews by people who clearly have nothing better to do. Watch it for the entertainment, good humour and maybe even education :)

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  • Cadairgirl

    over 2 years ago

    Cadairgirl

    I was disgusted by the filming of those wretched big cats in the so-called 'Big Cat Sanctuary' in Jamaica run by what can only be described as a hapless nutter. I am not fooled by one second by Paul's casual naivety as to where he was going and what he was about to see, I'm sure the show's producers must do their research and in fact it was stated that animal rights groups are trying to close the place because of cruelty. Seeing this kind of abuse without any pre-warning was deeply upsetting to my husband and I, and my opinion of Paul has sunk beyond saving... I certainly won't be watching this show again.

  • karen

    over 2 years ago

    karen

    Ooh dear.. we WERE saving for a cruise for our family (which amounts to about £6k for 5 of us). This episode has made me think again. Maybe it's because its such a large ship????

  • sweetcheeks07

    over 2 years ago

    sweetcheeks07

    Loved the new series, long may it run for! Cant wait for next weeks show in Yo wer going to.. IBIZA

  • Kathleen Dixon Donnelly

    over 2 years ago

    Kathleen Dixon Donnelly

    Very interesting, Paul. But like some of the other commenters I'm thinking that ship is just way too big, and so far the whole thing sounds a bit like a puff piece for cruising. Can I recommend an excellent alternative for all? Semester at Sea [www.semesteratsea.com]. We have sailed three times and even tho I had to WORK [life's a bitch], my traveling husband and I loved every minute and will go again as soon as possible. Would make a great series for Paul.

  • johnjohn

    over 2 years ago

    johnjohn

    Once again brilliant presenting from Paul Merton. I found this funny, witty , throughly enjoyable. Couple of points - They should have shown an Inside Cabin while he is showing parts of the ship, also got me wondering why Americans ever leave America if all they want is another United States, but everywhere. else.

  • Iain Butcher

    over 2 years ago

    Iain Butcher

    I can live with the adverts, I expect them as part of this quality service provided by Channel 5. What I can't abide, is that they have removed the ad break markers from the time slider, so I now am FORCED to sit through some cheapskate producers idea of introducing tension to a show, by repeatedly showing, before an ad break, "what's coming up" after the ad break

  • Jay

    over 2 years ago

    Jay

    Milly everyone knows that Paul MERTON is extremely quick witted and definitely not gormless but he's out of his depth hosting this series. He is better suited to Room 101 and Have I got news for you, he is obviously going to be happy in any comedic aspects of this series but the emphasis isn't meant to be on comedy or am I wrong ? Wrong choice Channel 5 methinks, poor Paul.

  • murr

    over 2 years ago

    murr

    how awful i cruise and love it but this i could not think of anything worse than all these people .LIKE a holiday camp. when you get to an isand so many people disgorging doubles the population causing mayhem to all around

  • Catherine

    over 2 years ago

    Catherine

    I really enjoyed seeing Paul Merton on his travels again. Loved the cruise ship episode, it was great eye opener! Glad it's repeated on Sunday for my friends who missed it.

  • richard

    over 2 years ago

    richard

    fantastic filming. im going on the sister ship oais of the seas in january so looking forward to it

  • milly

    over 2 years ago

    milly

    is he supposed to be funny !! because he is NOT!! GORMLESS..more like it joana lumley and her gormless look is better then his..channel five you scraped the bottom of the barrel when hireing paul gormless morton!!!.

  • Tony Ball

    over 2 years ago

    Tony Ball

    No sound

  • Jay

    over 2 years ago

    Jay

    My husband and I love cruising but I agree that boat is just too big for us anyway. We were trying to imaine the queues for food etc although they must have it all worked out with the sheer volume of staff involved. But for us we would never put ourselves in a position where there were so many people in one place at one time it would seem oppressive plus in 'reality' you wouldn't have to contend with that amount all doing the different activities. I think we'll stick to the smaller vessels.

  • gerry

    over 2 years ago

    gerry

    allure just a bit big i think freedom is much better

  • sam chesterman

    over 2 years ago

    sam chesterman

    Better on Hitchcock than boats, but it's a good advert for that old aphorism Less is More. That tubs just a floating Mac Arthur Glen Designer Warehouse.

  • lovelove

    over 2 years ago

    lovelove

    Petey are you kidding?!...dangerous places?!...they go to labadee, a royal carribbean owned part of haiti (it's like disneyland) which is completely fenced off from the rest of haiti anyway, falmouth (again a part of jamaica that's getting built up for cruise ships to visit) and cozumel, which is already a really popular cruise ship destination, with tonnes of tourist and cruise line-owned shops etc. Paul just took some random field trips that aren't normally available on the cruise....it's practially the safest holiday ever because if you were to go missing, the ship would be trying to find you as soon as they noticed you wernt back for sailaway...

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  • Ste

    over 2 years ago

    Ste

    A dreadful portrayal of a truly excellent ship having sailed on it in August. He didn't scratch the surface of the facilities on-board and came across as a miserable sod.

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  • Jay

    over 2 years ago

    Jay

    I thought Paul seemed ill at ease in this role, laughing loudly and nervously at everything he said, not his usual self and I thought although I really love him as a comedian he is the wrong choice for this show. Sorry.

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  • Cruise Fan

    over 2 years ago

    Cruise Fan

    Why can I not see this in the USA?

  • Petey

    over 2 years ago

    Petey

    Who would want to goto all those dangerous places? Youd get robbed & murdered!!!!

  • MollVamp

    over 2 years ago

    MollVamp

    well i found that really enjoyable he is rather an eccentric old sod but funny especially when he was under the water I this he is a special person but yes not that important !!!!

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  • Jim

    over 2 years ago

    Jim

    Can we see Paul Merton's Adventures here in the USA (FL)?

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