On Cruising Trivia
- Although Norman Hudis wrote the script, the idea of a
Carry On Holiday was suggested by Carry On Irregular Eric Barker. His
original idea was for a touring holiday on a coach, but Peter Rogers gave
him the credit anyway. Mind you, the idea was used twice more, in
At Your Convenience and in Abroad.
- Lance Percival, who plays the chef remembers one
particularly difficult scene, "They were trying to get the cake to blow
up in my face. It was done with a pressure pump underneath with the
cake mixture sitting on top of an air pipe. When they
pressed a button the mixture was to shoot all over my face. However, every time
I leaned over to 'smell the aroma' just before it exploded, I blinked as it
actually shot up i.e. I knew it was coming! Therefore it took nine takes to
get a scene that lasts ten seconds - unheard of in a Carry On".
- P & O run a £500 competition for the lucky winner to
win a Carry On Cruising holiday of a lifetime.