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Old November 29th, 2008, 08:09 AM
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Our 8 year old son is the only one coming with us on this cruise. We got some handheld radios last time and found them to be basically a waste of money. I went with the suggested brand of someone on here but still, no dice.

Any suggestions?

Why do not many people post to the meet on board posts? I would love to meet someone who is bringing a child on board our ship.
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We take post-it notes and have scheduled check in times for our older daughter. For example, every half hour leave a post-it note on the cabin mirror about where you're heading and who you are with. The maximum amount of time you're ever waiting is 29 minutes. Our younger daughter (now 9) is required to stay in camp or be with a parent, we don't let her run loose in our small town and we don't do it on the ship.

We used our Cobra radios one year but there is a lot of interference inside the ship and we found them to be disruptive to the people around us.

This may not help at all but I thought I'd toss it out there!
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It really doesn't matter what kind of radios you get, it is really hard to use them on the ship. Becuase of all the interferences.

If he wants to go (or you want him to go) to camp carnival you can make it so he cannot check himself out. Only a parent can. The Conquest class ships have very large Camp Carnival areas so he should have a lot of fun.
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We take post-it notes and have scheduled check in times for our older daughter. For example, every half hour leave a post-it note on the cabin mirror about where you're heading and who you are with. The maximum amount of time you're ever waiting is 29 minutes. Our younger daughter (now 9) is required to stay in camp or be with a parent, we don't let her run loose in our small town and we don't do it on the ship.

We used our Cobra radios one year but there is a lot of interference inside the ship and we found them to be disruptive to the people around us.

This may not help at all but I thought I'd toss it out there!

If I had to post a note every 29 minutes, by the time I get somewhere on the ship I would have to turn around right away and head back to the room. That would be a pain...
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Really! Who could be bothered with that. I like the above suggestion. Bob
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I put a half hour out there as a suggestion, it depends on the kid and it is not restricted to one person checking, it's for the kid to have a scheduled check in time unless they have other arrangements, I only look for a post-it if I need the kid and it's not always a half hour.

I know lots of people let their teens run loose, I'm personally more than a little attached to her and so call me paranoid but she's alive and well so we can't be doing all that bad. I always think of the fact that there are more people on that ship than what lives in our community.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that different things work for different families. So yeah, I guess I can be bothered and since I got the suggestion from a family section on another board more than 8 years ago when I first cruised there must be others like me out there.
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Our guy is too young to go off on his own but if we had the older girls with us I would like them to check in regularly. I am weird about that stranger danger thing. For less than $500 a creep can have quite a pick of teenagers on a ship to do something terrible to. I a bit paranoid when it comes to that stuff PLUS I remember how I was as a teen, boy my teens were '**rewed' because I was 'on' to everything.
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