Mekong River aerial view

(2:45 p.m. GMT) -- The third installment of popular television show 'Cruising With Jane McDonald' returns this week with Jane sailing along Asia's Mekong onboard AmaWaterways' AmaDara.

"We are delighted that Channel 5's 'Cruising With Jane McDonald' will feature our Charms of the Mekong river cruise," the line said in a statement to Cruise Critic. "As we like to say at AmaWaterways, 'Oceans take you to countries; rivers take you through countries,' and we have no doubt viewers will share our love for this wonderful river and the rich and varied ports of call visited as our ship AmaDara travels through the heart of these destinations."

Following a successful second episode and with just two more remaining, the programme's third series is halfway finished.

In the first episode, Jane sailed to California on Princess Cruises' Ruby Princess, and in the second, which aired last Friday, she boarded Iceland ProTravel's Ocean Diamond for a sailing to Iceland, where she played with puffins, herded sheep and saw the magical Northern Lights.

This week's episode airs at 9 p.m. Friday, February 23, on Channel 5.

--By Ashley Kosciolek, Editor