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Rules when traveling on a Cruise and getting off at port?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cborel83, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. cborel83

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    Hello everybody this is my first post and I would like to thank everyone for the information that I have gotten of this site already. It has been a blessing that pretty much there's an answer to everything. I have one Question and I have spent countless hours trying to figure out the answer to. I already got permission from my cruise line to bring the drone aboard but they will hold it when I get to port. Now they are saying that I have to clear it with each country that I go to. I have already checked their local laws and it seems to be legal everywhere that I am going. I am hobby flyer no commercial. Are they under the impression that I am commercial? I know there is a lot of paperwork and permissions involved when you are a commercial flyer.
    Countries I am visiting are King's Wharf, Philipsburg, San Juan, Labadee (haiti). If I do need permission where do I go and who do I contact.

    Thank you so much for the help
     
  2. ElGuapo

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    San Juan ? Puerto Rico ?.

    I am from Puerto Rico, currently all you need is your small UAS Certificate of Registration. Bring your paper copy, an electronic copy will suffice in case somebody asks. PR is United States territory, all Federal Laws apply there.
     
  3. cborel83

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    Thank you El guapo. Yes I'll be entering puerile rico. So there won't be issues getting off the ship? I am already registered with the u.still.
     
  4. FASTFJR

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    Getting off the ship? Getting your drone ON the ship will be a much bigger deal. Most of the larger cruise lines like NCL, Celebrity etc....have basically band them. I've read lots of post of Cruise Critic about this. Remember EVERYTHING is X Rayed coming on the ship. I remember one guy about a month ago who was able to get his drone on. He took it off the a day or so later at the first port. They nailed him when he brought it back on the ship at the end of the day. Its was kept in storage until the last night. My wife and I cruise 1-2 times a year. I would love to bring mine but its just not worth it. Real shame because we are going to Alaska in about a month (leaving out of Seattle) and I would really love to get a 360 Pano of downtown Seattle

    If you are 100% sure you are cleared to bring it than go for it.......if not I wouldn't bother
     
  5. cborel83

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    I already have permission to bring my p4 on the ship security just has to hold it until.I get off which I totally understand.
     
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  6. cheebs

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    The one place I'd be nervous bringing the Phantom ashore would be Haiti. Authorities there are corrupt to the core, so your P4 might not make it OUT of Haiti.
     
  7. FASTFJR

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    What cruise line?
     
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    From his list of ports, I am guessing it's Royal Caribbean Cruise Line....
     
  9. FASTFJR

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    Interesting.....their web site says no drones but I guess anything is possible



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    Q: What items are not allowed onboard the cruise ship?
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    A: Weapons, illegal drugs, and other items that could interfere with the safe operation of the ship or the safe and secure environment of our guests and crew are prohibited. The following are examples of items that guests are not allowed to bring onboard. These and other similar items will be confiscated upon being found. Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, flammable liquids, explosives, and dangerous chemicals will not be returned..

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  10. cborel83

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    Royal carribean. They're changing the policy she said I'm in the forefront of the change so they will be allowing them on they just get locked in security til you get off the boat at port. My only question remains what's the legalities when getting off the boat. Someone please answer
     
  11. FASTFJR

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    The only place I would NOT bring it is in Labadee. Other than that you should be fine, are you sailing out of NYC?
     
  12. cborel83

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    Sailing out of new Jersey
     
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  13. FASTFJR

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    Nothing beats NCL sailing down the Hudson and seeing the NYC skyline. Have a great time!
     
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