Liberating yourself from day-to-day routines — like responding to emails around the clock or trying to stick out that month-long detox cleanse — comes as second nature while cruising. But there are some things we just can’t quit. With football season in full swing, most gridiron-loving cruisers are content with an occasional beer in the sports bar, a far cry from Sundays glued to the big screen.
Although most of you claimed the sports games are not a priority in our recent poll, we’ve put together a small list of popular NFL-covering venues for those of you interested in catching a glimpse of the game aired on your day of rest.
What we asked: In light of football season, how often do you follow sports while cruising?
What they said: Nearly half our poll-takers don’t pay mind to the sport onboard, whether they strategically planned to cruise during their home team’s bye week or simply are not interested. For both casual followers and diehards, we’ve put together this list of major cruise lines’ NFL hot spots.
Carnival Cruise Lines: EA Sports Bar — which is available on Carnival Conquest, Carnival Glory, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Triumph — and various outdoor screens.
Royal Caribbean International: On Air clubs across the fleet, various other venues — such as the Aquatheater on Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas — cabins and outdoor screens.
Norwegian Cruise Line: Spice H20 on Norwegian Epic and Breakaway, but it won’t be hard to find a full line-up throughout the rest of the fleet.
(Tip: If cruising Norwegian Epic, member ColinIllinois suggests heading to O’Sheehans early to snag a seat along the railing, where you can look down at the atrium screen while enjoying beer and wings from the bar.)
Disney Cruise Line: O’Gill’s Pub on Disney Magic and Disney Fantasy, Diversions on Disney Wonder and 687 on Disney Dream, as well as cabins, other select venues and outdoor Funnel Vision screens
Princess Cruises: Movies Under the Stars screens
Celebrity Cruises: Casinos and cabins
(Note: Live coverage of specific games may depend on factors such as the broadcasting station and satellite connection.)
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