The TV Channels available for watching in your stateroom may vary as Carnival is only able to get channels based on network licenses, ship's location, and availability of channels. These factors determine the live TV channels that guests are able to watch in their stateroom. On USA cruises from Galveston the TV channels offered in my staterooms have been the following:
- CBS News (National)
- Cartoon Network
- Food Network
- Travel Channel
- Discovery Channel
- Safety Information
- Cruise Life TV (onboard activities, Morning Show, cruise director introduction, etc.)
- Cruise Life TV 2 (art gallery, retail, Pixels photo gallery, etc.)
- Carnival Adventures (shore excursions)
- Choose Shopping
- Choose Fun Ashore
- Ocean View
- Good To Know
- Audible Fun Times
- Map Channel
- Forward Camera View
- Lido Deck / Aft Camera View
- Music Channel
Carnival Cruise Webcam Channels: Looking Outside From Your Stateroom TV
My personal favorite stateroom TV channels are Forward Camera View Channel and Aft Camera View Channel. Typically both of these stations show a live view and have some music playing in the background. Some Carnival ships have an aft camera positioned on the Lido main pool while others have a camera looking out from the very back of the ship. The view you get depends greatly on the camera being streamed on the TV channel.
Map Channel: Know Where You Are From Your Stateroom
Another one of my favorite channels in the Map Channel. This channel shows a map with a live position of the ship. Typically you can see a line behind the ship showing how far the ship has traveled. Having this channel is much better (in my opinion) than having the ship post location once a day in a public area!
Carnival offers complimentary movies that are shown on two movie channels. The specific movie will vary and Carnival notes on their website that up to 16 different movies could be shown on a given cruise day. Ratings of movies could be G, PG, or PG-13.
Does Carnival offer any pay per view movies onboard?
Some Carnival ships have movies available that are pay per view. Carnival's website shows that the Carnival Horizon, Carnival Vista, Carnival Panorama, Carnival Radiance, Carnival Sunrise, and Mardi Gras have pay per view movies. Guests who choose this option for watching a movie on the stateroom TV will have their Sail & Sign card charged. As of July 2022, the charge is around $6.99 per title. If you don't want to pay for a movie make sure you don't click a pay per view movie (and if you have kids make sure they don't select it either).
Can you connect personal devices to your Carnival stateroom TV?
The connection ports on your Carnival stateroom TV are disabled. That means any devices that connect to your TV will not be able to be connected. Unfortunately this means anyone that wants to use a DVD player, X-Box, Nintendo, or any other device that connects to the TV will be unable to use the in stateroom TV on a Carnival Cruise.
First Published Date: 7/30/2022
Last Updated: 7/30/2022