Channel 4 is set to launch a brand new reality TV series this summer.

Shipmates will launch for its first-ever series in 2018 as it keeps the party rolling following series four of Love Island.

Here’s everything you need to know about Shipmates, the reality TV show all about partying on a boat!

What will the Shipmates boat party be like? - Channel 4, 2018

What will the Shipmates boat party be like? – Channel 4, 2018

What is Shipmates About?

Shipmates will follow two teams of friends as they set off alongside 2,500 holidaymakers on a luxury cruise.

The Channel 4 series has teamed up with Anchored Cruise, a luxury cruise trip service that takes party lovers on a boozy adventure across the Mediterranean.

The series will closely follow the excitable batch of 20-somethings as they let their hair down with an itinerary of pool parties, big-name DJs and some of the most exclusive events in the world.

Becky Cadman, commissioning editor for Factual Entertainment, said: We’re excited to be working with Midlands indie Full Fat TV on a series that’s guaranteed to be full of sun, sea and sass.”

What will the Shipmates boat party be like? - Channel 4, 2018

What will the Shipmates boat party be like? – Channel 4, 2018

Is it Related to the Shipwrecked Channel 4 Series?

Despite boasting similar names, Shipmates has no relation to the old Shipwrecked series that also aired on Channel 4.

Shipwrecked was a hugely popular reality TV series in the early noughties, airing for eight seasons in total.

The series featured two teams of castaways working together to survive on a deserted island.

It has been commissioned for a brand new series, where producers have hinted that will be more in theme with Love Island.


However, you will have to wait until 2019 before Shipwrecked is back on Channel 4!

When Will Shipmates Air on Channel 4?

There is no confirmed air date for Shipmates.

The series will air on Channel 4 in 2018, however, and is likely to come in the later months of summer, after Love Island comes to a close at the end of July.

Colette Foster, Channel 4 producer, said: We’re delighted to be working with the extraordinarily talented team behind Anchored. They’ve given the cruise a millennial makeover and it’s set to be the most Instagrammed event this year.”

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Can I Apply For Shipmates?

Applicants for Shipmates closed on April 13th, with filming also wrapped up.

You can apply for 2019 series Shipwrecked, however, although it will be much more of a bumpy ride than an all-inclusive cruise across the Mediterranean.

To apply for Shipwrecked, head over to