Penny, I am just like your friends. I don't even answer my phone! Then again, it's the only show I watch, so I don't feel terribly guilty.
(That said, I do have an unavoidable conflict tomorrow night, that I just realized today! So, no Internet for me on Wednesday until the network makes the episode available on the Web.)
As far as seeing it on the ship, it will be hit or miss. Some time ago, we were on a Canada/New England cruise and were able to pick up the World Series. But, this was on some nights, not others. So, I wouldn't count on it, but consider it a huge bonus (and a huge party!) if they're able to access it.