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Old 07-13-2017, 9:58 PM
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your better off flying. Or live near the port and scan the system there.
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Have been on 11 Disney cruises since 2005, with embarkations in Port Canaveral, LA, San Juan, Venice, Barcelona. I have had a scanner with me every time and have never had one taken from me. Most were with an Icom R3, while the last few have been with an HP1.

I also took one on board the NCL Breakaway last year in NYC.

I don't seem to have any issues getting one in MSG either for NYR hockey games.

One of the more interesting things I heard was at a concert..... All the wireless feeds and the drummer's own click track were all able to be heard..
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Last fall Royal Caribbean wouldn't let me bring my BCD436 on board.
Which RC cruise? Which ship? I planned to take my BCD396XT next year. Decided not to risk my BCD436HP. The ship will be close to the New England coastline so I wanted to monitor VHF marine and the P25 USCG channels and the port comms. I thought I might pack it in my luggage instead of my carry on bag. Or, carry it on with literature showing it isn't a HAM radio.
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if you do end up taking a scanner, take the cheapest one you can.
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Just came back from a Norweigen Gem cruise. Did not take my 436 because I did not want to chance losing it or having it stolen. I did stick my Airspy mini in my laptop bag and enjoyed everything I was able to receive.
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The rules don't apply to you. Take 'em all with you. I'm sure there are some Disney cruise employees who will have fun with 'em.
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Just bring a couple of Nextel phones that have the DIRECT TALK feature. The cruise lines love that, as they get to charge passengers big $ for cellular access on their system, only you'll be using your cell phone in simplex mode. 900 MHz spread spectrum.
That's what I use in a cruise, the crew thinks it's just a cell phone. They work great and they are private,no body can hear you using a scanner. Digital works good inside building with lots of metal.
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Just been on a Costa ship and nobody cared what the guests were doing - saw a few families with the cheap PMR446 type kit, and two guys who I am certain were using network radios between themselves as wifi was ship wide. I did see the crew using marine radios and UHF conventional. Nobody really paid any attention.
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Just an FYI, some cruise ships use a UHF repeater pair that has 10 MHz seperation The repeater falls on at least one GMRS frequenncy.

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Just an FYI, some cruise ships use a UHF repeater pair that has 10 MHz seperation The repeater falls on at least one GMRS frequenncy.

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Those are commonly referred to as 'dockside' systems.
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Yeah right...Mickey must be a mab boss because $8.95 for a darn Root beer float is highway robbery in my eyes,last time I go to Disney World thats the price it was $7.50 for a slice of Pizza.Thats a good deal.
I'm told you can still be eaten by an Alligator at no extra charge though!
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