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Any way of knowing which movies will show on the ship or a way of guessing? I like to watch the late night movie before going to sleep every night.
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The movies offered on the ship will be pretty much the ones you watched on the flight to the ship.

Cruise lines and airlines get their onboard movies from the same sources.

First run movies are far too expensive for the mass market audience.

Just before the films are released on DVD to the public, promotional rental companies offer them to the airlines and cruise lines. First the films must be censored to avoid violating all the American Political Correctness rules.

Then the DVDs are shipped off to the ships and airplanes.
Since the ships have a bigger captive audience, for a longer time, they also supplement their offerings with very old films whose copyrights have expired.
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The movies offered on the ship will be pretty much the ones you watched on the flight to the ship.

Cruise lines and airlines get their onboard movies from the same sources.

First run movies are far too expensive for the mass market audience.

Just before the films are released on DVD to the public, promotional rental companies offer them to the airlines and cruise lines. First the films must be censored to avoid violating all the American Political Correctness rules.

Then the DVDs are shipped off to the ships and airplanes.
Since the ships have a bigger captive audience, for a longer time, they also supplement their offerings with very old films whose copyrights have expired.

Some cruise lines also offer a DVD library for loan or rent.
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Thanks for the info. Maybe now I can try and predict what I'll be watching...
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Some ships have on demand pay to view....
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I've also had experience with pay to view!
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What ship will you be on? Since the Oasis and Allure of the seas have this deal with Dreamworks, we saw Puss N Boots before it even hit the theaters a few months ago, they even had Selma Hyak and Antonio Banderas onboard for the premier, just on the sail away day...
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If you're booked on Princess, they send out pre-cruise emails, and one of them is dedicated to on-board entertainment. That email will list the movies that will be shown during your sailing.
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Any way of knowing which movies will show on the ship or a way of guessing? I like to watch the late night movie before going to sleep every night.
It is quite strange watching a movie while on cruise?!
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It is quite strange watching a movie while on cruise?!
After a long day of activities or day in port a movie can be a good way to escape your vacation for 2 hours lol
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We always check out what they will be playing on the big screen. But never plan activities around it.
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If you are not sure what movies are being played on the ship, I always bring either my 30 gig video Ipod or laptop and an A/V cable (about $5.00 at Radioshack) and play what movies you have in your video library that you have brought with you. It is simply plugging it in to the red, white or yellow plugs on the back or side of the ships TV and your source. I do that on all travel adventurers because I never know what I want to do.
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It is quite strange watching a movie while on cruise?!
Actually, no, not for me, as I save the price of the movie ticket, as the movies are free on board, at least they have been free so far, and if you sail Disney Cruise Line, you can be one of the first to see a film from Walt Disney Productions, as when they release one of their films, they show it on board ship at 12:01 a.m. the day it is released to theaters.
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Last year on Allure of the seas, they had the pre movie of Puss and Boots onboard, before it hit the theaters. They also had Selma Hyak, Jennifer Lopez and Antonio B...there for the show....So, I would think some Dreamworks movies may start that way too....They did show the movie all week in 3D...
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I don't find it strange, I find it relaxing and a good way to wind down. Plus the movies are free so it saves the price of a ticket.
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