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Cruise1st TV channel makes Sky debut

A new 24-hour television channel dedicated to the growing trend of cruise holidays has gone live on satellite.

Cruise1st.tv on Sky channel 680 features the latest holiday deals and consumer cruise news. In addition, the channel features in-depth destination guides visiting the ports and cities that are popular destinations for cruise ships.

Cruise1st is an independent travel agent specialising in cruise holiday deals with all the world’s leading cruise lines including Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, P&O Cruises, MSC Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line. Based out of Manchester, the company has expanded to open operations in Australia and Singapore following the latest trends in the cruise industry. Cruise1st TV started off as a strand of programming on third party channels.

Programming will be presented by some of the UK’s leading cruise experts and enthusiasts including Derek Marks, Emma Redman & Neil Newton. Plus, utilising the latest in broadcast technology, the channel will provide up to the minute live deals via an on screen ‘breaking news’ style ticker.

Speaking of the launch of its own broadcast channel, Cruise1st’s International Project Manager, David Rowlinson, said:
“After 2 years of successful broadcasting on 3rd party channels, we decided to take the next logical step, making a major investment in purchasing our own Sky EPG. Now broadcasting 24/7, we will be able to bring viewers an unrivalled selection of cruise holiday deals accompanied by our unbeatable price promise. Our programming has been designed to engage both experienced cruise fans and interested first-timers alike.” 

In addition to broadcasting free-to-air on Sky, the channel is available online at www.cruise1st.tv & YouTube Live.