When No News Isn't Good News

In the good old days – when shipboard service was effusive, menus were spectacular and “extras” were simply routine – cable shipboard TV news was terrible. CNN international – that was it. No FOX. Not even BBC. Nowadays (at least on Princess) no nasty CNN – but FOX and BBC are everywhere. For me? It’s not a wash – but at least it’s something.

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I can u derstand people wanting to see the news on vacation, but we generally only put our tv on to see the webcam as we are getting ready for the day.

I am so looking forward to getting away from the news I can't wait ... I am sick of it all!

I will say that the last 2 Princess cruises on Royal and Star had a full array of news stations, movies, tv shows etc.... so not sure which ships you are referring to ... Like Bonmike, I mainly watch the webcam when I'm on a cruise ...

I get it. But I have a hard time being totally disconnected.

That's why it's great that we all have choices and can do as we wish - stay connected or disconnect, whatever our preference is. It works for all of us.

I don't watch the news anymore, I have found it to be depressing and self serving for years.

I enjoyed the old days of cruising with no news and no TV channels, just a few movies in cabin and the ship cam with the temp and time....... ahhhhhh a simpler time.

But I did enjoy the on demand movies on Celebrity for the 14 night cruise. Some nights a movie in cabin was nice.

Some ships would print out a daily headlines paper. Just a couple of pages with news, sports, business news,etc.

Amen to that. When I'm on vacation I cut myself off from all the news. I don't watch TV at all so certainly don't need it on a cruise. No newspapers, no internet, and no cell phone reception, I'm very much looking forward to it.

We check the news periodically in the cabin mostly to see if there is a snow storm raging in CO. Nothing is so nice than to be in the warm Caribbean with snow back home.Love

I like the option of knowing if a major news story is breaking somewhere. In fact it came in handy on one cruise....we had to skip a port because of a security risk and no details were given on the ship. The news stated that the ship that docked the day before had an armed robbery attempt on a bus of senior citizens from the ship. It was an attempt because one of the passengers wrung the neck of one of the gun totting thugs and the other ran away. It was on the TV but not on the intercom. I certainly don't want the news all over the ship or on he big screen. In the cabin is good enough, just in case I need to talk back to the TV folks.Wink

We rarely have time for TV on a cruise but i do read the ship newspaper every single day.


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