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MicheleT 04-10-2007 10:03 AM

Our family was discussing what all there was to do on the ship last night and the kids (ok...and DH) want to know what the TV has to offer in the room. Are there games that you can play (Playstation type) or any movie channels? We are debating on bringing the PS2 Slim or the Portable DVD player since...with the 3yr old someone will be stuck in there during "nap" times and there may be other times that my older son may "get" to watch the younger one if DH and I "paint the town...well, boat...red". I know it's just more to bring on the boat...but we will already have the stuff in the car from our ride down from No. Calif. Just wanted to see if there were things already offered in the rooms.

musigal 04-10-2007 10:26 AM

I'm not sure if you can hook up game platforms to the TVs - I saw on another thread where people had tried and failed, they suggested bringing a portable DVD player for that kind of stuff.

Also, on our cruise a few years back, there were ALWAYS movies playing on the TV! It seems like we saw several different ones while we were in the room getting dressed, etc. Hope this helps!

BirdLady 04-10-2007 03:09 PM

So are you saying the movies that are playing are free of charge? And if so, are they fairly current movies? Or at least popular ones? Oh, and do you know if this applies to all cruise lines or just certain ones?
Thanx,
Erika

Andrealovescruising 04-11-2007 09:24 AM

Erika,
On my first cruise 10 years ago, Sovereign of the Seas had an actual movie theater (2 of them to be exact). They were showing first run movies. I'm not 100% positive, but I believe they have faded them out in lieu of ice skating rinks and fancier shopping promendades. On Carnival Pride, movies were broadcast over the in-room t.v., but they were not first run movies. A'ndrea

Andrealovescruising 04-11-2007 09:25 AM

I meant promenades. Sorry.

penny3333 04-11-2007 12:00 PM

On Princess, the movies are run in the room free of charge. Most of them are older movies, some were more recent. On Costa, you could pay for movies in the room. So it may well vary from line to line, but there will be something for them to watch in the room. Carnival, Costa, Princess, HAL, and RCI lines had a cartoon channel and a sports channel. I don't remember about the other lines movies. The only time we watch tv is when we're getting ready to go somewhere. Not sure at all about game hook-ups. Best wishes!

MicheleT 04-11-2007 12:40 PM

Thanks all! I will probably just throw the dvd player in a bag with some movies. I know the 3 year old will need some down time...so I might as well think ahead! It can't ALL be fun and games!

Dave 04-11-2007 12:48 PM

I bring along a laptop and my son can use it to play his DVDs too.


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