It was curious that we continued to receive Sky Sports News throughout. And at the time Sky News disappeared, it was replaced on the same channel by "BBC HD".
BBC HD appears to be a new service geared towards cruise ships, as their strap line mentions terms like "on board" and "in your cabin".
The content includes BBC Drama like Eastenders and low budget day time drama; David Attenborough Wildlife programmes; Comedy from both ITV and Channel 4 with the likes of Keith Lemon and Alan Carr's chat show. All well and good I suppose for those who want such content - if only they published schedules. However what seems to be absent on this new channel is any British news.
BBC World is still available but it has hardly any domestic news content. Nothing whatsoever, for example, on the current general election campaign.
It has been confirmed by the Communications Officer on board that this change is fleetwide; and with immediate effect. As a bit of a news junkie, the availability of Sky News was something I really appreciated with P&O; and gave them a competitive advantage over some of the US cruise lines.
Anyone else sorry to lose British TV News on their future P&O cruises?
Norwegian Getaway - January 2015
Oasis of the Seas - February 2014
Queen Elizabeth - October 2014
Norwegian Epic - June 2014
Queen Mary 2 - November 2013