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#1
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We will be traveling at the End of October on the Jewel's transatlantic repositioning, and it just occured to me we it's football season....what, if any. live sports channels we will be able to get onboard? Patriots fans here?
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Don't know about the Jewel in particular, or a transatlantic, but they've had ESPN on all the NCL ships we've sailed. It's pretty cool watching a football game, because there are no commercials -- they'll be running tape, scanning the crowd, etc., during the commercial breaks.
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Let's se we have a Patriots and Red Sox Fan concerned about TV coverage while planning a Cruise , What a sad state of affairs.

I fit right in I'm looking at our next cruise and trying to plan it around the PAT'S bye week or away games. Got to have your priorities in order.
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Originally posted by billfish
Let's se we have a Patriots and Red Sox Fan concerned about TV coverage while planning a Cruise , What a sad state of affairs.

I fit right in I'm looking at our next cruise and trying to plan it around the PAT'S bye week or away games. Got to have your priorities in order.
We booked our January cruise on the Gem and then it hit us...we'll miss a Pats playoff game unless it's on ESPN.

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It sort of depends on how big the game is. We did our Jewel TA during the World Series and they were broadcasting games on a huge screen in the Spinnaker Lounge.

Not a football fan so I don't know if ESPN regularly broadcasts games, but the ship likely wouldn't do a big-screen version unless it were playoffs or the Superbowl.
#6
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your right-priorities must be in order. planned our cruise around red sox visit to seattle on june 26-28. we have box seats to games on 6/26 and 6/27. it would be impossible to get those seats in boston. now lets hope they play better than they are doing oakland.
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We have been on 3 cruises during playoff times. The Star showed the final 4 in basketball and the Superbowl. The Pearl this year had the Superbowl on TV. Other than that only what is shown on some ESPN may be covered. So for standard programming yu are out of luck. Just TIVO it and watch when you get back home. Then you can just fast forward thru the commericals.
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Originally posted by CRUZIN TOM
We have been on 3 cruises during playoff times. The Star showed the final 4 in basketball and the Superbowl. The Pearl this year had the Superbowl on TV. Other than that only what is shown on some ESPN may be covered. So for standard programming yu are out of luck. Just TIVO it and watch when you get back home. Then you can just fast forward thru the commericals.
But Tom, sometimes the commercials are the best part of the broadcast (especially if one were a Redskins "fan" this past year )!
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Originally posted by Welove2cruise2
Don't know about the Jewel in particular, or a transatlantic, but they've had ESPN on all the NCL ships we've sailed. It's pretty cool watching a football game, because there are no commercials -- they'll be running tape, scanning the crowd, etc., during the commercial breaks.
Did you say ESPN on the ships?? That makes me a very happy man...we are traveling in October as well and I'm a BIG Alabama football fan...there's a good chance that one or more games while we're gone might be on ESPN, so there's a chance I might not miss 'em.

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#10
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Originally posted by McLean
Did you say ESPN on the ships?? That makes me a very happy man...we are traveling in October as well and I'm a BIG Alabama football fan...there's a good chance that one or more games while we're gone might be on ESPN, so there's a chance I might not miss 'em.

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That is EXACTLY my fiance's concern about our cruise in November. Here's hoping that ESPN will carry it, then! I mean, what would a fall Saturday be without Big Al???
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Originally posted by McLean
Did you say ESPN on the ships?? That makes me a very happy man...we are traveling in October as well and I'm a BIG Alabama football fan...there's a good chance that one or more games while we're gone might be on ESPN, so there's a chance I might not miss 'em.

ROLL TIDE!
Keep in mind a lot of time it is ESPN International - not the same line up.
#13
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Originally posted by shoreguy
Keep in mind a lot of time it is ESPN International - not the same line up.
It's also only ONE ESPN channel. We have been lucky enough to be on a couple of cruises when ESPN was carrying Red Sox-Yankees games. The best one was a cruise out of Philly when there was a nice mix of both fans.
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We watched the Superbowl on the Dawn.
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Checked schedule on Patriots.com. ESPN has Monday Night Football, and the Patriots are scheduled on October 1 (we will be cruising Hawaii), and on December 3. What time does Monday Night Football air in Hawaii ?
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#16
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Originally posted by CruisFran
Checked schedule on Patriots.com. ESPN has Monday Night Football, and the Patriots are scheduled on October 1 (we will be cruising Hawaii), and on December 3. What time does Monday Night Football air in Hawaii ?
While you out enjoying the islands
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I fouund it . The perfect cuise for a Red Sox/ Pat's fan The Zuiderdam sails on Nov 10. Only a few days after the Red Sox win the World Series and the Pat's have a Bye week. Sounds like a plan
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Originally posted by Professor MA
We will be traveling at the End of October on the Jewel's transatlantic repositioning, and it just occured to me we it's football season....what, if any. live sports channels we will be able to get onboard? Patriots fans here?
We sailed the Dawn in September 2007 and they showed a 1:00pm, 4:00pm & 8:00pm game on TV. No commercials.

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Sailed in January. Saw several games ( football junkie wife- Go, PATS!!!)
DH colllege freak- even watched the U of M Hurricanes lose- he had to watch it in a bar- but hey...
One game we did see was in Spanish, however.......

Can't have too much NFL!
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Another Pats fan here - and one who already is wondering how the Spirit's Superbowl viewing will be come this year.

GO PATS!!
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