Princess Cruises’ Alaska sailings will feature in the next series of the ITV documentary ‘The Cruise’.

The first of three weekly episodes has been scheduled to screen on March 1 at 8.30pm.

A further series of The Cruise, set in the Caribbean, will air later this year. Scheduling for the three-episode series is to be confirmed.

The Alaska series follows crew and travellers on the 3,100-passenger Star Princess.

‘The Cruise: Voyage To Alaska’ is the fourth series in total and airs after the previous series, set in the Mediterranean, concluded last week.

The Alsakan destinations of Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan are among those featured.

Several new crew members will appear including Captain Tuvo, who takes the helm as well as acting as an unofficial tour guide by announcing points of interests to guests from the Bridge as the ship sails its course.

A familiar face, Timothy from the shore excursions desk, will also feature.

The series will again be narrated by Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville, who has provided the voiceover for the previous three series.

Princess Cruises’ UK and Europe vice president Tony Roberts said: “Series three of The Cruise proved a huge success – viewer numbers were above projections and we received unprecedented interest from past guests and those yet to sail with us.

“With awareness of cruise and the consequent demand continuing to grow, the show is perfectly complementing this increasing appeal.

“The next series is genuinely jaw-dropping and we can’t wait for viewers to get an insight of what Alaska has to offer.

“Princess has almost 50 years’ experience sailing to the region and takes more people there than any other cruise line, with seven ships visiting this year alone.

“We’re confident that Alaska, with its stunning scenery and remarkable wildlife, will be a bucket list mainstay by the time the three episodes have aired.”