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Wildlife explorer Nigel Marven takes to the seas to find fascinating creatures in well-known, including India

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MUMBAI: Explorer, wildlife enthusiast and presenter Nigel Marven is back, this time for an exhilarating trip around the globe. Nigel takes to the high seas in his new adventure series NIGEL MARVEN'S CRUISE SHIP ADVENTURE as he explores another side to typical cruise ship holidays.

Premiering Monday, June 13 at 9 pm on Animal Planet, NIGEL MARVEN’S CRUISE SHIP ADVENTURE reveals for the first time another dimension to cruise ship voyages - the extraordinary creatures that live in ports of call. Nigel voyages on board a luxury cruise liner, jumping off at each port to meet the locals and takes passengers and crew to search for astonishing animals living in holiday destinations. From plunging into Costa Rican jungles, diving beneath Caribbean waves to scrambling up Scandinavian cliffs and over Mediterranean mountains – but there’s limited time in port and the ship can’t wait, so his mission is to seek out special animals, racing against the clock.

The series is full of fun and exciting trips as Nigel's enthusiasm for wildlife becomes infectious. In his voyage from Buenos Aires to Antarctica Nigel watches humpback whales feeding right beside the ship, plays pied piper with baby penguins, ushering the chicks to a concert on the beach.

On another cruise Nigel proves that the Caribbean isn't just about sun, sand and rum. He goes head-to-head with sperm whales and finds rare iguanas on Necker Island - Richard Branson's personal, extremely exclusive resort. Throughout the series he explores the Med, Central America, Scandinavia andIndia.

Sharing his passion for nature with other passengers, the ship's entertainers, and even the captains, Nigel takes them on wild adventures. In Miami he takes Captain Carl to learn how to wrestle an alligator. In just a short stop in Sri Lanka, the passengers are amazed by Asian elephants and awestruck by a blue whale! In Goa, an opera tenor sings to a python, and in the Maldives Nigel takes passengers to dive with manta rays. For a final adventure, in Chennai, Nigel takes Captain Jose on a hunt for a classic creature of India the deadly cobra!

Nigel Marven said: "Anyone who's been on a cruise will be astounded by the peculiar creatures we turn up in short visits to ports of call. The best bit was sharing my passion for wildlife - taking cruise ship Captains, entertainers and passengers on adventures with everything from puffins to pipefish, whales to woodpeckers and caecilians to sloths!"

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