Updated: 27/05/22

Who is Susan Calman

The new face of popular TV Show ‘Cruising With”, Susan Calman is a Scottish comedian, writer and television presenter who has also written and appeared as a panelist on an array of BBC Radio 4 shows. Appearing in such shows as The News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, Armchair Detectives and even starring on Strictly Come Dancing!

Susan Calman is now making her debut in the ‘Cruising With’ series, taking on an adventure she never thought she would see herself on as she takes over the reins from Queen of Cruise, Jane McDonald. Now in her debut series of Cruising With Susan Calman, we see ‘Big Sue’ take us on a grand adventure from riding on the back of ski jets to exploring the volcanic landscape of Mount Teide.

Cruising With Susan Calman

 

Episode 1

First aired Friday 1st April 2022

Starting off her new series of Cruising With Susan Calman, Susan begins her nautical journey to the beautiful Canary Islands, sailing onboard Regal Princess in which her first stop is the tropical island of Gran Canaria. In this two part adventure Susan gets involved in activities onboard Regal Princess such as quizzes, spa sessions, art classes and dances lessons. Once the ship hits the ports of call, she meets some of Gran Canaria’s world-famous drag queens and gets stuck in with local culture.

Gran Canaria is a fairy tale-like island that always feels like summer no matter the time of year. Its inviting beaches and natural scenery aren't the only things that are truly captivating, take for example the rich culture and history of the island just waiting to be uncovered. For those looking for a little cosmopolitan touch, the cities such as Las Palmas de Gran Canaria are full of surprises just waiting for you.

Regal Princess meanwhile is an innovative ship from Princess Cruises' next generation fleet, taking guests to the most stunning of locations. Each ship is brimming with unforgettable activities and places to relax, all with the backdrop of elegant decor and beautiful destinations.

See here to learn all about Regal Princess!

 

Episode 2

First aired Friday 8th April 2022

In the second episode, Susan leaves the Canaries behind to journey to the breathtaking island of Madeira where she continues her adventure onboard Regal Princess. While not on the ship, she gets stuck in with the life of the island including picking up speed on Madeira's famous toboggan run!

The Madeira city of Funchal has had a colourful history from its early days of fennel growing to the now rejuvenated cosmopolitan city that the modern people of Madeira live in today. The island is home to stunning hotels, beautiful beaches and outstanding weather all year round.

 

Episode 3

First aired Friday 15th April 2022

Susan now embarks on her second cruise onboard Harmony of the Seas where she travels to the wonderful city of Barcelona. Onboard Susan takes on the surf simulator then continues her water adventure in Barcelona by partaking in kayaking.

Barcelona is just brimming with things for people to do and see. The city is hugely creative and this is reflected by the artists and designers that are located there - with a whole world of fashion and sublime cuisine just waiting to be experienced!

Harmony of the Seas is one of the largest cruise ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet and is brimming with the cruise line’s fan favourites. With over 16 decks to explore, all of which are home to different forms of entertainment and attractions ranging from swimming pools and films to mouthwatering cuisine.

See here to learn all about Harmony of the Seas!

 

Episode 4

First aired Friday 22nd April 2022

Next on Susan’s journey is the port of Civitavecchia in which she heads to Rome on a day excursion. Here she experiences everything that the Eternal City has to offer through a walking tour.

Meaning ‘Old Town’ Civitavecchia is a monument to the past and an icon to the modern. The city is home to many treasures of the past waiting for you to rediscover such as Forte Michelangelo or the La Scaglia Necropolis. It also boasts a number of beautiful beaches for you to spend your day catching the perfect tan on. As for Rome, it is the very heart of Italy with numerous UNESCO heritage sites scattered throughout this beautiful city. Whether you are a beach lover or history and art fanatic, you’ll love what Rome has to offer.

 

Episode 5

First aired Friday 29th April 2022

In this episode Susan ventures to Fort Lauderdale, the cruising capital of the world, before sailing to the Caribbean for more tropical fun!

Here Sue is aboard Holland America’s 5-star luxury cruise ship Eurodam on an amazing 10-night ‘Panama Canal Sunfarer voyage’ sailing from Fort Lauderdale to take in the incredible rainforest scenery of Costa Rica, HAL’s stunning private island Half Moon Cay and the gorgeous Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba and Curacao.

Fort Lauderdale is well known for its beautiful beaches, revolutionary arts and wonderful culture. Often referred to as the “Venice of America” it is home to historical canals and a riverfront. For those looking to shop, Las Olas Boulevard is the perfect place to head.

 

Episode 6

First aired Friday 6th May 2022

Susan now sails west to the tropical beaches of Costa Rica and Panama and gets to explore one of her bucket-list destinations in this episode. On her journey she visits Costa Rica’s Tortuguero canals and gets to see local wildlife such as caimans and crocodiles basking in the sun. She also relaxes in the sea with some chilled coconut water. Back on the ship Susan enjoys a delicious three course meal at one of the ship's top restaurants and then visits the shopping galleries to view the luxury diamond jewellery and clothes on sale.

Costa Rica is a tropical paradise packed full of warm sandy beaches and beautiful natural surroundings. It is also home to a number of breathtaking mountain ranges with volcanoes to explore and tropical springs to relax in. Next to Costa Rica is Panama with the truly outstanding Panama Canal that is over 100 years old. Like its neighbour, it too is full of tropical adventures ready to be had!

For all equivalent ‘as seen on TV’ sailings on Eurodam, see here.

To watch the latest episodes of Cruising With Susan Calman or catch up on previous episodes, check out Channel 5 and My5!