"A captain must understand his men so I'm going to use a psychological approach. I don't claim to be a Jung man..."
"So long as your Jung at heart, Sir."
"The Carry On crew in a luxury laughter-cruise"
89 min Black and White Cert U
The Stars Sidney James
Very Fat Man
The Crew Producer
Norman Hudis from a story by Eric Barker
Alan Hume BSc
Carry On Cruising was the last of the films written by Norman Hudis and the first colour Carry On. The Captain (Sid James) likes routine and familiar faces around him and on this, his 10th, voyage he is faced by a load of unwelcome newcomers including a snooty first officer (Kenneth Williams), a shy doctor (Kenneth Connor) and a chef (Lance Percival) who battles seasickness and makes omelettes by dropping a bowl full of whole eggs and then telling his assistant to sieve out all the shells.
Two of the lady passengers, Glad Trimble (Liz Fraser) and Flo Castle (Dilys Laye), have come on a husband-hunting spree, and both fall for the shipís fitness instructor, but Flo is later serenaded secretly by the doctor, who finally plucks up the courage to ask her out. Esma Cannon turns in a star peformance as a twittering little passenger who enters into all the fun and games on board ship including visiting the bar, which is also inhabited by Ronnie Stevens who spends the entire cruise in various states of intoxication. The barman, who is another new recruit, spends his time trying to make the Captainís favourite drink, for which only the old barman knew the recipe.
The film gives a good impression of fun at sea, (even though it never actually made it to the ocean as a full size replica including cabins, pools and bars was built at Pinewood Studios) and the crew all pull together in a typical Carry On happy ending.