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Cruise ships and guns?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by PILMAN, May 2, 2007.

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  1. PILMAN

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    I'm planning on going on a cruise through Royal Carribean. Are there any restrictions taking a handgun along?
     
  2. Mannix

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    That'd be a no go.
    http://www.royalcaribbean.com/content/pdf/Guest_Conduct_Policy.pdf

    From what I understand security is pretty tight, too. Metal detectors, x-ray machines, even computers running facial recognition software hooked up to the cameras.
     
  3. trueblue1776

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    yes, don't. It is treated as an airport these days. The ISPS code applies to those ships, if you did get it on board and someone found out, there would be black helicopters if you get my drift.
     
  4. SoCalShooter

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    I am taking a Princess crusie around Alaska. Definetly no weapons. Anyone know about multi tools? like my leatherman wave?
     
  5. silliman89

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    I seem to recall a metal detector on the gangplank.
     
  6. IllHunter

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    When I went...

    I took my shotguns as they allowed clay pigeon shooting from the fantail. I did have to declare them and they took them until shooting time, but that ain't the same as having security at hand.:mad:
     
  7. Mannix

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    I would seriously doubt it, though they might let you have it on excursions, but they would keep lit locked up while you are aboard the ship.

    http://www.princess.com/answer/ready.html
     
  8. PILMAN

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    I guess that would include knifes being dangerous, ah well. Any suggestions what I could take along for self defense purposes? I'm not too worried of problems on board the ship but rather some of the islands that I would be traveling to. Last time I went to Jamaica, lets just say I would have preferred to have some kind of weapon with me.
     
  9. WeThePeople

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    PILMAN:

    Jamaican customs didn't blink when they found my dive knife attached to my buoyancy compensator. They didn't seem to care that my belt sheath was in the same bag. 1+1=self defense.
     
  10. River Wraith

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    Damn, it's getting to the point that one should just stay home.
     
  11. todd740

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    I'm with you River Wraith...
     
  12. LawBot5000

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    I'm thinking there would be a market in golden gun type weapons that could be disassmebled into innocuous looking objects and then reassembled once past security.

    I have been trying to think of a way to make a pocketwatch gun with an internal rotary magazine.
     
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    Or at least very close to home. ;)

    I would at least want a knife along in case I was shipwrecked on a deserted island. :)
     
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    I took one of these aboard a Celebrity Cruise lines to the Caribbean two years ago.

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    They asked if I was carrying a knife, I showed them my money clip, they gave it back and said "No we ment a REAL knife. :evil:
     
  15. AJAX22

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    I brought a sharpening stone in my luggage. steak knives came with room service. (I was on princess cruise lines)
     
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    I guess all this explains why people suddenly go missing on cruises lately, half the passengers get deathly sick, or new wives/husbands get beaten and found on deck or not found at all. Cruises aren't even safe anymore ... :barf:
     
  17. Linda

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    You need to remember, when you're in Port or within 12 miles of the coast, your in another country. Few other countries are going to allow firearms into their ports.
     
  18. SWMAN

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    If they catch you with a weapon on board they make you walk the plank at shark feeding time!
     
  19. sansone

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    don't do it, leave the gun home. my employer flew me to cuba to fix a broken US plane(years ago). had a tiny .25 in my toolbox that I forgot about. while scraping knuckles on the plane motor a cuban spotted the gun in my toolbox and within minutes I had 4 communist battleguns pointing at me. they started yelling at me in spanish and I couldn't tell if they wanted me to climb down or stand still. a nearby cuban pilot talked them into taking the gun and let me fix the plane. they agreed but 2 cuban mp's stood watch over me (3hrs)
     
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    I've been on several cruises, and each time I've had smallish multi-tools, pepper sprays, and pocket knives packed away in my checked luggage. Nobody asked, so I never told. I've never had any trouble over them, but YMMV. Keep in mind also that you'll have a room steward in your cabin three or four times a day, making beds, tidying up, changing linens, etc. If the cruise line has any smarts (and I'm pretty sure they do), one of the cabin attendant's duties will be to go through your stuff looking for bombs and guns.
     
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    Bring a box cutter at least it will be a even fight:evil:
     
  22. PILMAN

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    Would bringing along a pocket knife be against the policy on the cruise ship or would it be ok?
     
  23. HiWayMan

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    As said before, steak knives come with dinner. Enough said.........
     
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    With about 56 days of cruising experience under my belt here's what I learned.

    1)Put a couple bottles of your favorite adult beverage in your luggage. I usually bring tequila, saves lots of money. :)

    2)Toss your carry knife into your checked baggage also, do not carry it on yourself.

    3)I have always carried a knife usually an Emerson Commander or a CR Sebenza while on the ship, nobody noticed or cared.

    4)At ports 'o call getting the knife off the ship is easy, getting it back on is a little more difficult but I did manage to accomplish this numerous times on one trip even with the metal detectors. (Wouldn't recommend this but it became a game to me on that trip).

    5)They didn't seem to care a bit about leatherman type tools.

    6)You guys really carry a dining room steak knife with you?? :D
     
  25. scbair

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    I know a cruise is a dream of a lotta folks, but a totally disarmed population in a confined "zone" surrounded by the world's largest moat seems to me more like a ...


    TRAP!!:eek:

    Signed,
    SC "Landlubber" Bair
     
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