Carry On Cruising. Image shows from L to R: Captain Wellington Crowther (Sid James), Dr Arthur Binn (Kenneth Connor), First Officer Leonard Marjoribanks (Kenneth Williams), Unknown.

Carry On Cruising

1962 British comedy film about a mishap-hit cruise. Stars Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Liz Fraser, Dilys Laye and others.

Carry On Cruising. Image shows from L to R: Gladys 'Glad' Trimble (Liz Fraser), First Officer Leonard Marjoribanks (Kenneth Williams).

Carry On Cruising

Comedy with the Carry On crew, in which a sea captain discovers that his regular shipmates have defected and so must he hire an inexperienced crew

Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Liz Fraser, Dilys Laye, Esma Cannon, Lance Percival, Jimmy Thompson and others
Norman Hudis and Eric Barker
Gerald Thomas
Peter Rogers

After a long career working up the ladder, cruise ship captain Wellington Crowther has built a solid, trustworthy crew around him - and if this trip goes well, upon return to home port he expects to be awarded captaincy of the company's brand new, modern, luxury liner.

Sadly for Crowther, he's welcomed not by his usual staff but a series of key replacements in senior roles: his personal steward, the ship's doctor, head cook, barman, and first officer, to name a few. And they're not just strangers to his routine, but have only limited experience - and most, seemingly, are of similarly limited intellect!

As the cruise progresses, Crowther's new staff prove as tricky as he'd feared. Coupled with troublesome passengers, love interests and a distinct lack of his favourite tipple, this looks set to be a trip to forget.

Production Details

Part of

Carry On Films

UK certificate
89 minutes
Release date
Friday 27th April 1962

Anglo Amalgamated

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Sunday 4th April 2021 at 9:10am on ITV3

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