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Carnival In Room TV Options--NOT GOOD

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19 hours ago, bfree32 said:

Our family cruises often and on various lines......RCCL/Norwegian/Carnival. Recently returned from the Breeze and I wanted to comment on the lack of stations to watch in staterooms. In the past few years, I have become used to having ESPN International and usually 2 news channels. I enjoy watching sports and have watched NCAA tournament games, football, NBA, Ryder Cup and baseball playoffs in the past. 
Unfortunately, on the Breeze we only had access to CBS News channel (I've heard of Fox News and MSNBC, but never CBS News Network). No ESPN. No Fox Sports. Nothing. The US Women's World Cup final was not shown anywhere on the ship. For some reason, Wimbledon matches on ESPN were shown in the casino, but not in staterooms. How can they have an ESPN feed to show in public places, but not in Staterooms?
The news channel issue was just as concerning....never heard of CBS cable news network. Why cant Carnival give us CNN or FOX or MSNBC?

My guess.....money. There obviously is a cost to providing those networks to staterooms and Carnival opts not to pay it.

I may upset some Carnival fans with this post and I would like to know if there is a history to which channels are offered or other explanations for the low number of channels. (but please don't say that a person should be on vacation and not want to watch news or sports) 

Who goes on a vacation to watch TV.  Except for the Super Bowl that was on the big screen, I don't think we have ever turned the TV on

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When were you people seeing all these World Series games, Super Bowls, etc in your rooms? I sailed on RCL in mar/apr of 2017 and I didn’t see no ncaa games in my room. 

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33 minutes ago, dbrucern said:

Who goes on a vacation to watch TV.  Except for the Super Bowl that was on the big screen, I don't think we have ever turned the TV on

I don’t think anybody said they want to sit in their cabin all day and watch TV. Some like to watch something when they turn in for the evening. Different strokes for different folks. I load movies and TV series on my IPad to enjoy. Is that also unacceptable?

Edited by crzndeb

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52 minutes ago, RRLLAL said:

When were you people seeing all these World Series games, Super Bowls, etc in your rooms? I sailed on RCL in mar/apr of 2017 and I didn’t see no ncaa games in my room. 

 

 

not sure the date, but several years ago all the networks were on in the cabins

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I remember watching a College Football game in my cabin on Carnival, many years ago. I loved the offerings on Princess this year.  Live news and on demand TV- including the Love Boat.  I watch sports on television and am not sure if I want to miss a game....jury is still out in whether I will sail with the ‘new’ tv offerings.  

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3 hours ago, CynCyn said:

I remember watching a College Football game in my cabin on Carnival, many years ago. I loved the offerings on Princess this year.  Live news and on demand TV- including the Love Boat.  I watch sports on television and am not sure if I want to miss a game....jury is still out in whether I will sail with the ‘new’ tv offerings.  

 

Even before the “new” tv offerings you weren’t getting major games in your room for the last umpteen years. 

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1 hour ago, RRLLAL said:

 

Even before the “new” tv offerings you weren’t getting major games in your room for the last umpteen years. 

It’s been a LONG time since I sailed.  

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10 hours ago, travelhound said:

Thank you and Amen csj092809.

 

You guys may have missed where I said, "Obviously we don't cruise to watch TV..." but it would have been nice to have something for my young daughter to watch while I was getting ready for dinner....or when she's already sleeping and we're stuck in the room.

 

As for the comment about the port blocking...it's actually take more work on their part to block that HDMI port than to just leave it open for people to use. It's not a matter of it being broken, it's been intentionally turned off.

 

I don't comment on people gambling in the casino, being drunk and stupid by the pool, smoking, or wearing short shorts and flip flops in the dining room because they don't affect my cruise for the most part, but personally I wouldn't do any of those things and find them a waste of time. Some people find it necessary to judge other people's manner in which they vacation.

They still have a couple cartoon network or Nickelodeon channels available for kids. 

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