Which ship are you on? I researched Destiny and unless they changed tv-no inputs. A higher level cabin (11 or 12) in list says a VCR and they have inputs.
Now days some portable DVD players have inputs for gaming systems just need to do research on them.
I heard Camp Carnival has video games, as well as on board arcade.
When are you sailing?
Adventure of the Seas RC April 2008
Carnival Liberty April 2007
Carnival Miracle April 2005
Carnival Destiny June 2001, July 2005
NCL Southward June 1985 Honeymoon!
I couldn't imagine my boys locking themselves up in the cabin playing playstation, and honestly, if I thought that was what they were going to do, I'd save the $$$ and leave them at home to do that. There is way to much to do on the ship than to be glued to a video game. I know that is the generation today that is doing that but... My boys were ages 12 and 4 last year when we cruised and I don't think any of us were in the cabin except to change and to sleep. Heck, they didn't even go to the arcade very much. There was just too much to do! Thats just my opinion though and we all have our own so...
Royal Caribbean has both Playstation and XBox in their Adventure Ocean Program. Your best bet would be to send them there. Great program with many age-appropriate activities. They may just decide that Playstation is boring by comparison. BTW, we just got off of Voyager, and I did let me son bring his GameBoy SP. Lots of kids had theirs and they had a great time battling each other between pool sessions!
I can see many instances when my boys could make use of their Game Boys or a Playstation: when waiting for parents to shower and dress...when sitting outside by the pool...when relaxing for a bit before bed... when waiting for the rest of the family to wake up! Our Playstation is too bulky to take along, but those Game Boys will definitely be going! My boys have actually made friends with others because of those Game boys...it is a very common interest amongst their age group (9-12).
I do agree tha the Game Boys are worth bringing. My boys are older so they didn't bring theirs, but, I could definately see younger kids using theirs! Plus, they are much easier to pack than the Playstations. It would even be a good occupier on the plane!
I see all the comments about the kids and the video games. My husband and I play cards and other games, why not the kids. What about the adults and the internet and their e:mail? What part of vacation are they just not understanding? Perfect ex-sample of why when we are on vacation we do not want contact, unless of extreme emergency. Our son's father in law, who was also a close friend, was killed on Friday before our ship docked on Sunday. There was nothing we could have done to change anything. When we found out on Sunday, my arms ached to hold and comfort my daughter in law. It was an anxious trip home. Think how bad it would have been if we had found out on Friday. We would have felt so helpless, useless and guilty.
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STAR PRINCESS 2002
NCL STAR 2004
MS OOSTERDAM 2008
Most of the newer ships have front or rear RCA jacks for connecting cameras and camcorders. A Playstation or gaming device should work.
I see little difference in a young person spending some time in the evening playing a Playstation game on the cabin TV or someone in the corner of the pool deck out of the sun reading a romance novel. Both have about the same level of social interaction and neither is affecting anyone else.
On a cruise you can do what you like in terms of your leisure time. I can see many times where a Playstation would come in handy such as when people are getting ready for dinner, before a shore excursions, before bed, or for those few hours of fill in time during a cruise. It is better than having a young person running the halls or playing in the elevators. I hear far more complaints about this.
Mike (Who has yet heard a complaint about someone playing with their Playstation)
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I agree that card and board games are fun, but from the sounds of it, you don't have any young children. Unfortunatley, this world is a technical world and gameboys and playstations are thier card and board games. Both make you interact and use your mind so I feel their is absoultely nothing wrong with people using them. As far as adults, if they want to check their email or browse the internet from time to time, I agree with the previous poster, what is the difference in that than from someone lounged reading up reading a book for hours at a time. Personally, as I said in my previous post, I think that bringing the playstation is overdoing it a little, but, if thats what keeps the kids happy and its not hurting anyone then so be it.