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A little reading or a search on the board would reveal several things. One, you don't need "walkie talkies" to keep up with others. Good old communication, common meeting places or events, and simple things like post it notes and messages on cabin voice mails work fine. We have been on 15 cruises, and never lost anyone, nor missed anything important.I agree with the above. Many ships have phones all around the ship that you can call any cabin for free, including your own, and leave a voice mail. You can also leave messages (on our last cruise, my hubby would use the notepad I kept on the desk and write a message for our daughter or me and say where he was going, and tape it on the door, and we would add our next destination). But often we would run into each other.
Two, they don't work well or consistantly, which can lead to lots of high volume "can you hear me" conversations. This leads to:
Three, "walkie talkies" are very annoying to others on the cruise with you.
Four, they are illegal in some countries, thus you would not be able to use them off the ship.
Five, realistically, the ships aren't as big and easy to get lost on as you think.
Has anyone used a set of walkie talkie's and can tell them how it worked for you?I did.
rather than hearing oh steal this and that. same goe sfor your Cellphone. Rf signal walkies do not do.
I think walkie talkie people also drive through red lights while talking on the phone or messaging. Get a life, give us a life, hang it up.I agree!
My husband bought the walkie talkies and "insisted" we use them. It lasted one cruise because of all the reasons stated above. They are now gathering dust in our closet.The "Luddites" live!
Dry erase markers are great for leaving messages on the mirror; post a notes work well on the door. I have just bought [for the enormous sum of $5!] a small dry erase board that should attach to the door magnetically. I will be trying this out on the next cruise - borrowed the idea from another passenger on our last cruise!