Carnival & Royal Caribbean Cruise TV Channels (Full Listing)

We know that no one goes on a cruise to sit around and watch TV, but sometimes it can be a great activity. After a day in the sun and humidity of the Caribbean, we’ll admit that we love nothing more than to chill out in a cool cabin, watching some television or Netflix.

We also know that we are not alone. That’s why we’ve rounded up the channel listings for two of the biggest cruise lines: Carnival and Royal Caribbean.

Carnival TV Channel Listing

You can see that there aren’t a ton of channels. In fact, some of the biggest cable channels aren’t available at all, like ESPN. Don’t worry though, if there is a big game you want to watch, it will be shown somewhere on the ship — most likely the SKYBOX Sports Bar that’s on most ships.

As for the rest of the stations, you have all your major networks, some additional channels and then a ton of cruise line specific stations. Also, the channels start at 11 instead of 2, like you would see on land.

Note: Recent anecdotes from Carnival cruisers indicate that major network stations (ABC, NBC, etc. have been dropped from the ship’s TV lineup. Share your experience in the comments below.

Here are all of Carnival’s TV channels:

  • Channel 11: Fun Finds
  • Channel 13: Cruise Life TV
  • Channel 14: Channel Guide
  • Channel 15: Discovery
  • Channel 16: Cruise Life TV 2
  • Channel 17: Shorex
  • Channel 18: Map Channel
  • Channel 19: Forward Camera (From Ship’s Bridge)
  • Channel 20: Lido Camera
  • Channel 21: Audible Funtimes
  • Channel 22: CBS (South Florida affiliate)
  • Channel 23: NBC (South Florida affiliate)
  • Channel 24: ABC (South Florida affiliate)
  • Channel 25: Fox (South Florida affiliate)
  • Channel 26: CNN
  • Channel 27: CNN International
  • Channel 28: CNN Espanol
  • Channel 29: Boomerang
  • Channel 30: Cartoon Network
  • Channel 31: TNT
  • Channel 32: TCM
  • Channel 33: Fun for All
  • Channel 34: TBS
  • Channel 35: Guest Info Channel
  • Channel 36: Radio Channel
  • Channel 37: Movie Channel
  • Channel 38: Movie Channel 2

Here’s a video of the Channel Guide:

Royal Caribbean TV Channel Listing

Royal Caribbean TV channel listing

(Channels start at 14)

Channel 14: Royal Caribbean TV1
Channel 15: Explorations! (Excursion Info)
Channel 16: TBS
Channel 17: CNN International
Channel 18: FOX News
Channel 19: ESPN International
Channel 20: Food Channel
Channel 21: The Variety Channel
Channel 22: Port & Shopping Live!
Channel 23: Turner Classic Movies
Channel 24: TNT
Channel 25: ESPN 2 International
Channel 26: Port & Shopping Network
Channel 27: Royal Caribbean TV2
Channel 28: truTV
Channel 29: Tooncast
Channel 30: Adventure Ocean TV
Channel 31: Channel Guide
Channel 32: E!
Channel 33: Spanish Movies & Info
Channel 34: French Movies & Info
Channel 35: German Movies & Info
Channel 36: Italian Movies & Info
Channel 37: Portuguese Movies & Info
Channel 38: CNN Espanol
Channel 39: Cruise Compass (Schedule)
Channel 40: Ship Camera & Map
Channel 41: Style
Channel 42: XY/TV (Music)

Apart from traditional TV, the ship television also offers movies to rent (it costs about $13 per film) and the ability to review your account.

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  1. I enjoy watching some tv right before going to bed. I just wish the connections were better. The last cruise, the channels kept going in and out.

    • We didn’t have that issue, but our last cruise the remote barely worked. Had to press the channel button three times before it registered!

  2. I was recently on the Liberty and they didn’t have all of those channels in our rooms; the sports bars had local(?) channels and ESPN, but all of the feed from TBS, TNT and TCM were from the Spanish Latin American feed. Not that I’m complaining; I wasn’t there to watch TV the entire time, it jut made for a nice reprieve.

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