April 5, 2019
(2 p.m. BST) -- Channel 5's BAFTA award-winning show, "Cruising with Jane McDonald," is set to return to screens on April 19 with a sixth series and three brand-new episodes.
The first episode will see the cruise icon sailing with Emerald Waterways on the Douro in Portugal as she experiences the line's 112-passenger Emerald Radiance.
Jane will also appear in two episodes onboard Uniworld's 56-passenger Ganges Voyager II on the Ganges in India.
Episode one is set to showcase the highlights of a Douro river cruise, with Jane sailing to Salamanca in Spain from the port city of Porto. The star will explore the city's famous port cellars and visit Casa De Mateus (Mateus Palace) in Vila Real, before trying tile painting and taking a train to Lisbon to experience a factory making pastel de nata (traditional Portuguese custard tarts).
Emerald Waterways' head of marketing UK & global brand curator, David Winterton, said: "It’s great that Channel 5 and Jane have chosen Emerald Waterways for this latest show. We were delighted to host Jane and the team. Everyone loved having her on board and we are looking forward to sharing her cruise with the nation."
The last series of "Cruising with Jane McDonald", which aired in February 2019, saw Jane return to Celestyal Cruises onboard Celestyal Crystal in Greece, following a circumnavigation of Australia onboard Sun Princess.
"Cruising with Jane McDonald" returns to TV screens on April 19 at 9 p.m. (BST) on Channel 5.