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sandiegodiablo October 17th, 2012 06:58 PM

Are you allowed to fly a kite on ship?
I enjoy flying a kite at the shore and I was wondering if I could do it on the cruise ship?

Dave Beers October 17th, 2012 07:50 PM

I seriously doubt it. I know I've never seen anyone fly a kite from a ship. Too many issues involving safety, a hazard to navigation, etc.

Trip October 17th, 2012 08:17 PM

I do beleive some CruiseMates flew kites from the aft cabins years ago. There must be rules against it can blame them.:)

Kuki October 17th, 2012 08:20 PM

If memory serves, it was 2001 when we had a CruiseMates Group Cruise on Celebrity Summit.

We determined the layout of the aft deck on the ship would be excellent, so we set out, and got special permission from the cruise line to try and set a world record for "most kites flown simultaneously from a cruise ship".

The record was not acknowledged as apparently it wasn't a category.

But, we did manage to get 13 kites up at once (which was quite the site), with about twice that many trying to fly them. The lines would get caught so they would come down.

We had to dance through a lot of hoops to get permission, including to strong enough fishing line for the kites that they wouldn't snap, and the ship's environment officer had to be with us.

These days the cruise lines are even more mindful of environmental concerns.

Since then I've seen one person on a ship attempt to fly a kite, and they were stopped within moments.

Paul Motter October 31st, 2012 05:23 PM

I remember the CruiseMates Kite-a-thon

Dave Beers October 31st, 2012 06:38 PM

This brings back fond memories of skeet shooting off the fantail. The 'clay pigeons' were biodegradable even back then, but of course personal safety, liability, and terrorism concerns put an end to it.

KellyKayden November 4th, 2012 08:42 PM

Its funny that i just had a conversation about this topic it's an important plot point to "alvin and the chipmunks: chipwrecked"

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