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For the few that responded last time, THANK YOU.   Second Go Around and more direct :

 

Has anyone ever boarded an NCL ship RECENTLY with a drone ?

 

Calling NCL yielded no results other than what the customer service rep reads off of their site.  SO.....

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What others have experienced really doesn't matter, you can't tell the security officer that MrX from CC was allowed so I should be as well. If the policy is no drones(and that is what it is) then you should expect it to be taken and stored until the end of the cruise. If they deviate from the policy then you are ahead but there is little you can do if they decide to enforce the policy.

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If you can get it aboard, good luck. We had a pax on the BA that was able to get one aboard, this video they made is amazing, at the 1:30 mark the view is unbelievable 

 

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There's no need to start a new thread, just because you didn't like the answers from your first thread. Simply reply to your original thread and hope for answers more to your liking. (It doesn't appear to be going your way, though.) 

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1 hour ago, dssking said:

For the few that responded last time, THANK YOU.   Second Go Around and more direct :

 

Has anyone ever boarded an NCL ship RECENTLY with a drone ?

 

Calling NCL yielded no results other than what the customer service rep reads off of their site.  SO.....

On the banned list.

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I brought mine on in February and September 2018, no issues. I flew it on GSC.....no issues..... NLC even contacted me about using some of my footage

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, dssking said:

For the few that responded last time, THANK YOU.   Second Go Around and more direct :

 

Has anyone ever boarded an NCL ship RECENTLY with a drone ?

 

Calling NCL yielded no results other than what the customer service rep reads off of their site.  SO.....

The answer is still that it is not allowed on the ship. Like, throw it in the trash before going through security like water bottles. If you get a sympathetic security guy that will “hold it for you”, they are breaking the written policy of the cruise line. 

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51 minutes ago, Laszlo said:

I brought mine on in February and September 2018, no issues. I flew it on GSC.....no issues..... NLC even contacted me about using some of my footage

 

 

 

 

Now THAT is an interesting plot twist...

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3 hours ago, phillyguy31 said:

What others have experienced really doesn't matter, you can't tell the security officer that MrX from CC was allowed so I should be as well. If the policy is no drones(and that is what it is) then you should expect it to be taken and stored until the end of the cruise. If they deviate from the policy then you are ahead but there is little you can do if they decide to enforce the policy.

 

2 hours ago, NRWPA said:

#22 on list of banned items:

Any remotely controlled or autonomously flying devices, toys or drones

 

https://www.ncl.com/prohibited-items

 

1 hour ago, Kmkub said:

There's no need to start a new thread, just because you didn't like the answers from your first thread. Simply reply to your original thread and hope for answers more to your liking. (It doesn't appear to be going your way, though.) 

 

1 hour ago, GUT2407 said:

On the banned list.

 

12 minutes ago, BirdTravels said:

The answer is still that it is not allowed on the ship. Like, throw it in the trash before going through security like water bottles. If you get a sympathetic security guy that will “hold it for you”, they are breaking the written policy of the cruise line. 

5 replies, none of which answered the question the OP asked.  SMH

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9 minutes ago, PATRLR said:

 

 

 

 

 

5 replies, none of which answered the question the OP asked.  SMH

and you're no better posting #6 to tell all of us about the previous 5....... which I just made it #7 

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18 minutes ago, PATRLR said:

 

 

 

 

 

5 replies, none of which answered the question the OP asked.  SMH

And the answer still is that if anyone has done it, it was a violation of cruise line policy and should not be expected on any other voyage. 

 

It is equivalent of asking if anyone has recently boarded a ship with another PROHIBITED item (select your favorite from the list). 

 

  • 1. All illegal narcotics/drugs. (Including Marijuana prescribed for medical purposes and other items used as drug paraphernalia. This includes Hookah Pipes).
  • 2. All firearms including replicas, imitations, non-firing weapons, starting pistols and their components
  • 3. Air, BB or pellet pistols or rifles
  • 4. Any other projectile-weapon or item that resembles or can be mistaken as a firearm (e.g., paint ball guns)
  • 5. All ammunition or replica ammunition for listed line items 2, 3 & 4
  • 6. All explosives, component parts (i.e. detonators) including imitation explosives and devices
  • 7. Fireworks, flares, and pyrotechnics
  • 8. Martial Arts Weapons (i.e. throwing stars, flails)
  • 9. Knives with a blade longer than 4 inches/10.16 cm
  • 10. Open razors
  • 11. Swords, Skean Dhus, or Kirpans
  • 12. Spears or spear guns
  • 13. Crossbows, crossbow bolts, and long bow arrows
  • 14. Blunt weapons including knuckle dusters, brass knuckles, clubs, telescopic batons, batons, flails or nunchaku
  • 15. Items containing incapacitating substances (e.g. gas guns, tear gas sprays, mace, phosphorus, acid and other dangerous chemicals that could be used to maim or disable
  • 16. Restraining Devices (i.e. handcuffs, leg, and head restraining straps)
  • 17. Flammable substances and hazardous chemicals. (e.g., petrol, methylated spirits, paint thinners, lighter fuel, etc.)
  • 18. Any other item made, adapted or intended for use as an offensive weapon
  • 19. Stun devices (i.e. Tazers and Stun Guns)
  • 20. Large batteries
  • 21. Items brought on board the vessel and not supplied by the Company containing any kind of heating element, such as but not limited to: immersion heaters, heating blankets, clothing irons, water heaters, coffee machines with heating/hot plates, etc.
  • 22. Any remotely controlled or autonomously flying devices, toys or drones
  • 23. Self-balancing hover boards, air wheels, scooters, or Segway’s
  • 24. Compressed gas tanks, bottles, cylinders including dive tanks, propane tanks and large aerosol cans
  • 25. Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), ham radios, satellite phones, transformers, lasers and laser pointers
  • 26. Any form of radio/ telephone signal jamming equipment
  • 27. Samsung Note 7
  • 28. Candles
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38 minutes ago, raitch said:

Now THAT is an interesting plot twist...

Excellent footage!!   Thank you for the reply.

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43 minutes ago, dssking said:

Excellent footage!!   Thank you for the reply.

 

 

Thanks!

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1 hour ago, PATRLR said:

5 replies, none of which answered the question the OP asked.  SMH

OP created a second post in the same day, simply because he didn't like the (truthful) answers his was getting on his earlier post. That's really against forum guidelines & rules.

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1 hour ago, effinaround said:

I'm curious as to why sat phones are on the list.

 

Kind of a blanket statement - you will not have fun - leave your toys home - - -

*"BUT"*

In the overabundance of safety - you can NOT use your cell phone on a commercial aircraft (while inflight) - - -

Now carry that forward - that Satellite phone may could possibly affect the navigation and safety of the ship.

YES far reaching but I is not the one making the rules. Satellite phones have a great deal more signal power

than the cell phone and can be operated in remote areas without the need of an amplifying repeating source

i.e. cell tower or on a ship the ships own communication system.

If this was war time I can see the need for strict controls (loose lips {stray signals} sink ships) ! But this is not

that time and we are not cruising the shores of Eastern Africa - the Pirates of the Caribbean are only in the

movies - but then James Bond could be lurking in the Casino waiting for the next curtain call ?

 

One of the things that does come to mind is the registration of electronic signal generating equipment in

foreign countries - NCL is obligated to comply with these regulations - the master of the ship {Captain} is

responsible for the enforcement under the penalty of WHAT ? I don't know - I would not like to find out either !

One can see how far the enforcement of issues are handled with NCL - for instance the WATER issue - - -

As for the matter of electronics that generate a signal - perhaps you should have diplomatic immunity to

entertain the use of the Satellite phone -

 The USA is in ShutDown mode and wouldn't want to talk to you anyway !

 

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9 hours ago, esm54687 said:

and you're no better posting #6 to tell all of us about the previous 5....... which I just made it #7 

Correct, and now I'm making #8.  Thank you for helping me keep count! 🙂

9 hours ago, BirdTravels said:

And the answer still is that if anyone has done it, it was a violation of cruise line policy and should not be expected on any other voyage. 

Well, you still haven't answered the question, instead you chose to remain off topic by restating what was made very clear in the first topic OP posted. hmmm 

8 hours ago, Kmkub said:

OP created a second post in the same day, simply because he didn't like the (truthful) answers his was getting on his earlier post. That's really against forum guidelines & rules.

OP asked an entirely different question.  First question was if drones are allowed (No) and second question was whether anyone had an recent experiences.  A legitimate different question.  But instead of moving on by when one didn't have any experiences, people decide to hop in with their judgmental commentary.

It's this holier than thou judgemental crap which ruins these boards. 

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9 hours ago, effinaround said:

I'm curious as to why sat phones are on the list.

 

That's simple, loss of revenue from their own system you otherwise have to use.

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2 hours ago, PATRLR said:

It's this holier than thou judgemental crap which ruins these boards

 

But....aren't you also being judgemental when critiquing how others answered the OP's question?

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4 hours ago, PATRLR said:


It's this holier than thou judgemental crap which ruins these boards. 

Oh. The. Irony.

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Just bring it, if they find it and they might they will store it. When you get to a port you can take it off the ship. I did this in Aruba, Bonaire, St Lucia and St Kitts. Their was myself and 10-12 others who brought theirs also

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14 hours ago, effinaround said:

I'm curious as to why sat phones are on the list.

 

I believe it refers to that specific brand of phone because it has been shown to be the cause of fires.

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I didn't see any particular brand of satellite phone listed.  Maybe it broadcasts on the same frequency some of the ship's navigational instruments use?

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