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Cruise Lines are being pressured to offer more television channels!!

Cruise Lines are being pressured to offer more television channels!!

Jan 24th, 2009, 03:20 AM
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Cruise Lines are being pressured to offer more television channels!!

On my last cruise I was talking to someone on the ship who works for the corporate office of Royal Caribbean. He told me that many passengers are pushing for better television reception and channel selection in their cabins.

Yes, I know you would never watch television while cruising yourself, but what do you think of their request? More television stations while cruising?
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Jan 24th, 2009, 04:37 AM
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More TV channels would be great. We have been on cruises while a major news event occured and last summer when we wanted to watch NBA finals - we had thought that there would be a TV bar/sports bar on board to watch the latter, but all we got was grainy and interrupted reception in our cabin.

If cruising is all about choices (like the say in the ads), then one of the choices should be the ability to watch something on TV other than the bridge cam. If you don't want to watch, just don't turn it on. Why is watching TV more a waste of time than sitting on a deck drinking all day?
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Jan 24th, 2009, 05:42 AM
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When we were on Carnival's Triumph in September the 'local' news channel was from Denver, Colorado! How many passengers are from there? Learned about the coming snow, etc.!We also had international CNN but no other news. Wish they had local channel from NY, DC or Miami! Many passengers would be from these towns. Also periodcaly lost reception. Glad we don't count on TVs on a cruise!
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Jan 24th, 2009, 06:14 AM
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What do you mean never watch TV? We always watch the news! While one in the shower, the other one is listening.

Also to check the ship time, to confirm the watch should go forward or backward And to see on the map where we are.

As for movies or whatever, I can do it at home.
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Jan 24th, 2009, 07:03 AM
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of course you watch TV. You need one good news channel - like Headline news or MSNBC and the local(ships) channel. As to local news, if you are from Pittsburgh, New York local news is useless. To get the idea, watch the Weather Channel - you may not know what's happening in your area, but you have disgusting detail about Atlanta. Why spend 4 or 5 Thousand dollars to watch reruns of Married withChildren?
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