Commenting on the cruise, Jane said: "Cuba was like being in the film La La Land.
Everywhere we went people were singing and there were bands on every street corner. Cubans are the happiest people I've ever met, and it was really enlightening to be with folk who love life.
Her time on the Century was not a happy one, due to pay delays, technical difficulties, and stressful working conditions.
After this she took some time off with Brixen but was eventually tempted back to sea as a headliner on the Century's sister-ship, the Galaxy.
Her wedding to Henrik Brixen in 1998 was televised by the BBC and watched by a large audience, although the couple have since divorced.
After signing a major-label recording contract, Mc Donald began to carve out a mainstream showbiz career, first as a guest presenter on BBC's National Lottery and subsequently with her debut album, Jane Mc Donald, which spent three weeks at Number 1 in the UK Albums Chart.
Mc Donald's first position on a cruise ship was on the Black Prince, and following that, the Horizon.
BST) -- The final episode of Channel 5's popular TV show "Cruising with Jane Mc Donald" airs this Friday (September 22), with Jane experiencing a Cuba cruise onboard Celestyal Cruises Celestyal Crystal.
The first series was a huge hit for the network -- receiving average viewing figures of 1.8 million per episode -- prompting Channel 5 to commission the second series, which was filmed during the summer.
On , Mc Donald embarked on a "one night only" performance at the world-famous London Palladium, which was to be filmed for DVD.
Among the public in the audience were Gavin & Stacey star Joanna Page, Emmerdale's James Thornton, plus Loose Women stars Kate Thornton, Lynda Bellingham, Lesley Garrett, and Andrea Mc Lean.