A new six-part series of ITV documentary The Cruise is to be filmed later this year.

Filming will take place on Princess Cruises’ 3,560 passenger-capacity Majestic Princess from August to November in Australia and New Zealand.

The episodes will be made by Wild Pictures, one of the UK’s leading factual documentary makers, who also made the previous five series.

Wild Pictures creates films that give viewers privileged access to prestigious institutions and organisations.

Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises’ vice president UK and Europe, said: “The Cruise continues to go from strength-to-strength, with viewing figures higher than ever, so we are delighted to have ITV back on board.

“The programme has unquestionably opened up the appeal of a cruise holiday to a whole new audience and we look forward to seeing Princess Cruises set sail on the small screen again from early 2019.

“Majestic Princess is the perfect setting for the next series as it’s our newest ship and includes a wealth of features and amenities such as fine dining, a luxury spa, an indoor garden and a 900-seat theatre.

“Meanwhile Australia, New Zealand and Asia are on many bucket lists so we can’t wait to help transport viewers to these stunning parts of the world.”