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Secrets of the Mega Cruise Ship – Channel 5

Secrets of the Mega Cruise Ship
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Secrets of the Mega Cruise Ship follows life aboard the MSC Seaside, one of the biggest cruise ships in the world and the staff and crew onboard

Secrets of the Mega Cruise Ship follows life aboard the MSC Seaside, one of the biggest cruise ships in the world and the staff and crew who keep the huge vessel afloat

The MSC Seaside rewrites the rule book when it comes to cruise ships. With two bowling alleys, a theatre, gym, spa, water park, and no end of swimming pools, bars and restaurants, it really is a city at sea.

Secrets of the Mega Cruise Ship -MSC Seaside super Cruise ship at the popular Florida destination of Key West

MSC Seaside

It cost over £1billion to build and is home to more than 6,500 people, 5,000 of them passengers.

But what goes into making everyone’s holiday aboard this luxurious ship plain sailing?

This 90-minute special goes above and below the many decks to uncover the complex technology and meet the army of people who keep everything shipshape. Just how do they deal with 50,000 gallons of human waste?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56If4G4Mhmg

TV Times rating: ****

Mandy Cooper
Mandy Cooper

As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.