Anyone Been on a Cruise Recently?

Anyone Been on a Cruise Recently?

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    Anyone Been on a Cruise Recently?

    If so, I mean in the last 5-6 years, I'd like to hear from you. I have some questions regarding security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randytulsa2 View Post
    If so, I mean in the last 5-6 years, I'd like to hear from you. I have some questions regarding security.
    No guns (obviously), knives -- even pocket knives -- taken at security. Probably random checks of "checked luggage" but i'm not sure. Interestingly, my father tried to go on the ship with a pocket knife.. they took it at security, but it mysteriously appeared on his nightstand later that same night. But when you stop at a port, I wouldn't try to take your pocket knife off and on.

    If you buy a knife or some such thing at a foreign port (like Mexico) have it shipped home.

    I've gone on three in the last 5 years (the wifes favorite form of vacation) so I can probably answer any other questions you might have.
    The facts are indisputable. There is more data supporting the benefits of Conceal Carry than there is supporting global warming. If you choose ignorance, in light of all the evidence, in order to bolster your irrational fear of guns, you are a greater threat to society than any gun owner.

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    I went to key west and mexico last year on a Celebrity ship... I can try to help ya, let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randytulsa2 View Post
    If so, I mean in the last 5-6 years, I'd like to hear from you. I have some questions regarding security.
    I went on the Royal Carribian for a week. Departed from Galveston, to Florida Keys, to Caymun Islands, to Cozumel, and back to Galveston. For each re-boarding, we always went through the metal detectors, but it did not seem to be as strict as airlines. If there were armed security personnel on board, they were concealed.

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    I was about to make a post about this....

    So CCW is not allowed on a cruise?
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    We cruise a lot. What information can I provide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C9H13NO3 View Post
    I was about to make a post about this....

    So CCW is not allowed on a cruise?
    Guns aren't allowed on ships. They are generally foreign registered. Plus the local laws of country's you visit usually ban firearms. I wouldn't even consider taking a firearm on a cruise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitmaster View Post
    Guns aren't allowed on ships. They are generally foreign registered. Plus the local laws of country's you visit usually ban firearms. I wouldn't even consider taking a firearm on a cruise.
    That is also my experience. The same is true if you travel out of the country by air. You can't lawfully carry in the countries you will be visiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitmaster View Post
    Guns aren't allowed on ships. They are generally foreign registered. Plus the local laws of country's you visit usually ban firearms. I wouldn't even consider taking a firearm on a cruise.
    There's only one US registered cruise ship (of the very-big sort), and that's Norweigan Cruise Lines "Pride of Aloha".. Because of antiquated laws, American cruise lines are hard to operate at a profit, but foreign ones *must* stop at a foreign port at least once during a round trip. That's why you see some of the alaskan cruises stopping in Victoria B.C. on their way home.

    NCL only built the Pride of Aloha so they could cruise the Hawaiian Islands without going WAY out of their way to hit a foreign port.

    Even the ferry's that go from Seattle to Alaska require guns to be checked or mailed via FFL for hunting rifles.
    The facts are indisputable. There is more data supporting the benefits of Conceal Carry than there is supporting global warming. If you choose ignorance, in light of all the evidence, in order to bolster your irrational fear of guns, you are a greater threat to society than any gun owner.

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    I just went on a Royal Caribbean Cruise from Ft Lauderdale to the Eastern Caribbean; this was Christmas week 07, just 3 months ago.

    I had multiple pocket knives in my luggage.

    All luggage had to be scanned, and then they get delivered to your room.
    my bag never made it to my room, and was held at the security room.

    I went down, and had to remove my knives till the end of the voyage. They wrapped them up in a bag, put my info on them, and put a note in their computer to make sure I pick them up at the end of the cruise...which was good, because I almost forgot until they reminded me.

    Someone elses bags were held because he had a a set of Channel Lock Pliers and Vice Grips in his luggage, which was also held at security.

    HTH.

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    3 years ago i went on royal carribean. I was 18 and doing the whole drink like a fish while your in international waters routine (parents floated the bill, and lets just say i could have bought a few hand guns with it instead *yikes*) but i did see a fight break out in the casino and plain clothes were on it so fast it was spookey, so the security is very tight. A CCW is not reccomend b/c a. you'd never make it past security a b. b/c the staff to guest ratio is usually 4 guests to 1 staff and .25 of that staff is security personal (in some cases depending on which line you chose 2 guests : 1 staff and .25 are still security) You're always being watched on a cruise ship (excpet maybe in your suite (or do they)) that is how they are always able to anticipate your needs, making it one of the MOST relaxing and refreshing vaccations avaliabe. True story, my friend worked on one.
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    Cruise Security

    My wife recently resigned as sr. network engineer for Holland America cruise lines. I know a little about cruise security

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBk View Post
    My wife recently resigned as sr. network engineer for Holland America cruise lines. I know a little about cruise security
    Was she one of those on-board techies that sits in the internet center on HAL cruises? What a job!
    The facts are indisputable. There is more data supporting the benefits of Conceal Carry than there is supporting global warming. If you choose ignorance, in light of all the evidence, in order to bolster your irrational fear of guns, you are a greater threat to society than any gun owner.

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    Lots of cruises,16. I can tell you that there are security cameras every where on the ship,except in your cabins. You can't see them, but they are there. Very very tight security from home port to where ever you go. Of course NO weapons. Bon Voyage.

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    I've read another post here about travel to Germany or Europe somewhere. Similar issues. I think you'd have to go the route of alternate forms of self-defense such as a cane (obviously without the knife/sword inside).

    Someone recommended something like the Cold Steel CITY STICK.

    Not sure how anal they would be about it. As you board just limp a bit and look distinguished.
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