Cruise On TV – April 2020

Cruise On TV - April 2020

Welcome to our guide of the cruise-related programmes and movies that are on TV this April. We’ll be adding to this post throughout the month as the listings are released, so keep checking back to get your cruise fix!

Television

1st April:

How Do They Do It? (Quest TV, 11:30 pm)
Focusing on breathtaking feats of engineering, this episode looks at how repairs are made to the hull of an 80,000-ton cruise liner.

Everybody Loves Raymond (4Seven, 3.00 pm)
Ray takes the place of Frank and sets off on a Caribbean cruise with his mother.

2nd April:

Cruising With Jane McDonald (Channel 5, 4:00 am)
Join Jane aboard MSC Divina in the first episode of the popular series.

Disappeared (Quest Red, 12.00 pm)
The case of Amy Bradley who disappeared while cruising the Caribbean.

3rd April:

Might Ships (Discovery Channel, 8.00 pm)
An in-depth look at Hurtigruten’s MS Fram.

4th April:

Cruising With Jane McDonald (Channel 5, 7.00 pm)
Jane sets off to explore the Mediterranean about Oceania Cruises’ Riviera.

5th April:

Might Ships (Discovery Channel, 10:00 pm)
A look at how NCL’s Norwegian Getaway was built.

8th April:

Cruising with Jane McDonald (5Select, 11:05 am)
Jane goes island-hopping in Greece.

12th April:

Might Ships (Discovery Science, 10.00 pm)
A look at the work that went into completing Norwegian Breakaway before her maiden Atlantic voyage.

13th April:

Cruising with Jane McDonald (5Select, 11:05 am)
Jane cruises India’s Ganges River.

14th April:

The World’s Most Expensive Cruise Ships (5Select, 10:00 pm)
A glimpse behind the scenes at Regent’s Seven Seas Explorer.

18th April:

Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron (National Geographic, 7:00 pm)
The film-maker attempts to separate the myths from the facts surrounding the disaster.

19th April:

Titanic: Case Closed (National Geographic, 4.00 pm)
Author Tim Malton explains why he thinks strange atmospheric conditions were to blame for the cruise liner’s demise.

23rd April:

QE2: The World’s Greatest Cruise Ship (Channel 5, 10.00 pm)
A documentary exploring the history of the iconic liner.

25th April:

Great Coast Guides: Irish Sea Coast (BBC4, 8.00 pm)
Tessa Dunlop and Neil Oliver cross the Irish Sea on a luxury ocean liner and go in search of a sister-ship of Titanic.

27th April:

Impossible Engineering (Yesterday, 4.00 pm)
A look at the engineering behind Oasis-class cruise ships.

28th April:

Mighty Ships (Discovery Science, 2.00 pm)
Detailed examination of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas.

Movies

1st April:

The Land That Time Forgot (HorrorChannel, 11.00 am)
The survivors of a ship-wrecked cruise find themselves on a mysterious island.

7th April:

Titanic 2 (Sony Movie Channel, 7.10 pm)
Crew and passengers struggle to avoid disaster on a 100th-anniversary cruise.

10th April:

Carry on Cruising (ITV3, 2.05 pm)
A captain on a Mediterranean cruise is less than impressed when his regular crew are replaced with some inexperienced new members.

11th April

Death on the Nile (BB2, 3.45 pm)
Classic Agatha Christie adaptation – Hercule Poirot investigates a murder on a paddle-steamer in Egypt.

If that’s not enough, here are all the shows and films available on streaming and pay-per-view services this month:

Netflix

The Cruise (1970) (PG) (Comedy) Polish – subtitles available
A stowaway on a weekend river cruise takes on the role of the ship’s entertainment director.

High Seas (2019) (15) (Drama – Series) Spanish – subtitles available
Travelling from Spain to Brazil on a luxury cruise ship, two sisters are caught up in a series of mysterious deaths.

Like Father (2018) (15) (Comedy/Drama)
After being jilted at the altar, a workaholic advertising executive ends up on the same cruise as her estranged father.

Amazon Video

Rick Steve’s Cruising the Mediterranean (2019)
Rick Steve takes a look at the pros and cons of cruising on a voyage from Barcelona to Athens.

Sky Cinema

Speed 2 (1997)
High-octane thriller starring Sandra Bullock, set on Star Legend.

Poseidon (2006)
Re-make of the 1972 disaster fil set aboard a luxury cruise ship.

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David Smith

About David Smith

David is The Cruise Line's Marketing Director and has worked in travel for nearly 15 years. In his youth, he toured Europe in a punk rock band, but he has since settled into the cruise way of life and his favourite ship is Seven Seas Mariner.

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