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Old July 9th, 2005, 12:51 PM
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has anybody brought walkie talkies on a cruise? i have a pretty big family and we need to get in touch w/ each other while we're goin different ways on the cruise ships, so i was thinking walkie talkies since cell phones won't work. has anyone done this before, and is it a good idea? what type of walkie talkie wuld u recommend?

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Old July 9th, 2005, 01:06 PM
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hey i went on a cruise about 2 weeks ago, we brought walkie talkies but we actually didnt use them! lol, what we did was either we jsut met up at a certain time or if i went out and my parent were in the room i would call from one of the phones on the ship and if they werent in there room i would jsut leave a message to tell them were i was and about wat time i would go to my room to check if they left me anny messages... and that whole thing worked out great for my family! i hope i helped!
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Old July 9th, 2005, 01:27 PM
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Well we were thinking about walkie talkies but th en we thought since we all had cells that we didn't need them. our ccruise is next month, but why won't cell phones work as u say???????/
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Old July 9th, 2005, 02:08 PM
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Our family brought walkie talkies. And although there are some "dead" places... what doesn't? They are definately a good way to keep track of each other. Even though you have them... it's still a good idea to have a meeting time and place in case you cant get through. (but still have them)
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cells won't work because of a few reasons...
1. You gotta pay to use them... walkie talkies you dont
2. There are more "dead" zones with a cell than with a walkie talkie.
3. Cells are more expensive, so if you lose a walkie talkie... it's not AS bad.
4. Not every family has a cell phone for each of its members. I know we don't and we're not wasting the money on one for everyone. It can get nasty expensive.


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Old July 9th, 2005, 05:23 PM
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my mom always trys to use our walkie talkies but we end up just meeting up at certain times to do "family stuff". but if u do use them make sure you get ones w/ like a 5 mile distance, because our 3 mile ones didnt work to well.

Chica_14- one thing pink*peanut forgot was that the only time you would have service is if ur in port, otherwise those phones are completely useless to you.

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Old July 9th, 2005, 10:46 PM
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i wanted to get walkie talkies for our cruise last month, but we never did.
thinking back, i think it would have been a hastle carrying them around and being inturrupted at the worst times.. i worked out fine just checking in
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Old July 10th, 2005, 01:36 AM
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i went on a cruise last summer with my mom and sister and we each had a walkie talkie and it worked out awesome because at any time i could find out where my mom or sister was or vica versa plus, if i was on one end of the ship i could radio to my mom where i was and not have to go all the way back to the room or leave a place to go meet her...so walkie talkies really do help and there not that much of a hastle for me to carry around...we are leaving on another cruise tommorrow and are bringing our walkie talkies..i would recomend getting ones with chargers because this way you dont need to bring extra batteries with you, you can just plop them on the charger at night..hope this helped...and yes, cell phones would not work becuase you are in the middle of the ocean with no signal...

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Old July 12th, 2005, 10:34 AM
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Cell phones won't work because you're outta the US. I brought mine last year and once you get like 3 miles from shore they just say No Network.. So don't even bring it. And with the walkie-talkie thing, I went on the Elation in Nov,2003. They worked great because most walkie talkies have a 1-2 mile range and the ship isn't more than 1/2 mile from one end to another. I'm going on Rhapsody Of The Seas on the 17th of this month, is anyone else going?
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Old July 12th, 2005, 02:15 PM
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Are family got some and they we so nice.

and it easy so you dont have to always check in at your room u just call ur mom or dad.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 03:04 PM
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there was 1 year that we brought walkie talkies it was soo funny... we never got a hold of each other we were always pickin up every1 elses convos soooo funny,,,, but yea we dont take them ne more .. we usually just have a time 2 meet bak wherever n we use our cell fones for the time


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Old July 12th, 2005, 03:39 PM
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Never used them... We always wound up meeting up.Thats the best idea if you ask me.Plus if you really need them some ships sell/rent walkie talkies on the ship.

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for me the walkie talkies were nice to have when you are trying to find someone but on the other hand my parents used them as an electronic leash to keep tack of me so i would recommend going without them!

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Old July 18th, 2005, 08:01 PM
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How much does it cost to rent the walkie talkies on the ship?
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