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Jean Heard

Jean Heard has had a successful film, television, and theatre career She started work in summer shows and pantomimes with such stars as Jimmy Tarbuck and Cilla Black, she travelled to Sharjah and appeared in BBC’s “When I see an Elephant Fly” based on Gerry Cottle’s circus. She has appeared in theatre from Alan Ayckbourn’s Relatively Speaking, to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat  and played Susan in No Sex Please We’re British at The Strand in the West End. She toured in a 3 hander comedy sketch show called Mutton about menopausal women, which se co-wrote before the menopause becamefashionable! Jean’s one-woman show has also been ‘on Broadway.

West End actress Jean is best known to cruisers as the main presenter on the cruise TV channel Doris Visits which has had over two million views.


Jean played the character Doris in an e web series and she twice won the New York We Love Soaps number 1 actress award. Doris had a spin-off travel show, and she still presents Doris Visits. The films are ship tours and port guides on the Doris Visits Cruise TV Channel… if you have not subscribed, please pop over and have a look and save, like, feature, or make it a channel on your smart TV with the YouTube app. Jean has done a lot of film and TV and most of her time is now spent presenting shows and corporate films. She has twice played at the Edinburgh Festival and was in the Edinburgh Film Festival winner – the movie Grass Arena, with Oscar winner Mark Rylance. She has her own one-woman show, Royal Mistresses, which is often seen on ships. Let’s assume that makes them cruisers… more than a few times a year.

Visit with us, the Viking Neptune – what a wonderful cruise ship

Quite simply the Viking Neptune is a wonderful all balcony ship with spacious Explorer suites. Once sailed on, you will not be able to judge other ships by the high standards it sets.

Season’s Greetings 2023

A seasonal message from Jean and Stuart. The 2023 year is nearly done, and I look back at the list of things I wanted to do and see it is incomplete yet again, however, when I look at what we did and where we went… what an amazing year. We added quite a few port […]

Laura Aikman plays Dyan Cannon in the new ITVX series ‘ARCHIE’, from Dyan Cannon’s book.

Dyan Cannon and Laura Aikman have become friends.

The Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik, Iceland

If you wish to visit the Blue Lagoon, book in advance, both entrance and transport.

Jean Heard – working in the cruise industry

When Jean started working in entertainment on the piers of Great Britain, there was a

Each week hundreds of cruisers ask, who is Doris?

Doris Visits Port Guides or chat on the Facebook Groups is found by hundreds of cruisers each week, and they all ask: Is Jean Doris?

Jean Heard – one woman show, ROYAL MISTRESSES

Jean Heard has toured many theatres in the UK and performed in Edinburgh and the West End. She is now a guest entertainer on cruise ships

Jean Heard has been presenting Cruise TV for nearly ten years

Jean has no idea how many ports she has filmed, nor