Any experience carrying drone onboard?

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#41
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Originally posted by floridalover5623
Just a hunch but something tells me that the photography crew is already using them for the Panama canal trips. If they're not is because the authorities won't allow it.
It's probably a good hunch to be honest. There are certainly places where they are banned for use, but confiscated?
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Originally posted by Credit 00
It's probably a good hunch to be honest. There are certainly places where they are banned for use, but confiscated?
After watching numerous videos on YouTube about all the problems encountered in different countries I'm not sure I would chance bringing it along. Seems like it's more trouble than it's worth.
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#43
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Originally posted by Meanee
Hey all!

I am on December 1st sailing on Crown Princess to South Caribbean. I have a small drone that I would like to take with me. Aruba and Curacao allow it, Bonaire does not. Drone is small enough, when folded, to fit in a jacket pocket.

I know that drones are prohibited to be flown on a ship and I am not going to fly it there. Idea is to fly it at port of call, around some landmarks.

Was anyone successful bringing one without getting hassled by security? I'd rather not lose it.
Ha - I swear, when people hear the word "drone," their mind hears "gun" or "hand grenade." But of course in the early 1900s there was a lot of resistance for those evil horseless carriages too...

In any event, should you get past all the negativity and red tape with your evil drone, please remember to provide us a link to the videos you take so we might enjoy too!
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#45
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Originally posted by floridalover5623
There are a few good video's of different ships leaving Ft Lauderdale on YouTube.
There's a guy on YouTube who chases cruise ships leaving Port Everglades with his DJI Phantom 4. While it sounds fun and all, I can't say it's a good idea. Leaving port is sensitive time. Who knows what sensor you may be interfering with, or if coast guard chase boats may get a little bit too nervous.
#46
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Originally posted by Chunder Worthy
Ha - I swear, when people hear the word "drone," their mind hears "gun" or "hand grenade." But of course in the early 1900s there was a lot of resistance for those evil horseless carriages too...

In any event, should you get past all the negativity and red tape with your evil drone, please remember to provide us a link to the videos you take so we might enjoy too!
Thanks! I love the whole "Oh I wish I could use it for target practice" response. Considering that people are arrested and charged for doing just that. And some do not understand that it's a great tool to take some awesome shots that are impossible otherwise.
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I put drones at public events and places in the same category with cell phones, camera selfie sticks and the latest annoyance, comfort dogs. Join the club, see who can be the most annoying.
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Originally posted by TFM70
I put drones at public events and places in the same category with cell phones, camera selfie sticks and the latest annoyance, comfort dogs. Join the club, see who can be the most annoying.
Sounds like you get annoyed easily.
Are those drones flying around you every day?
How about those comfort dogs?
I must lead a sheltered life since I've only seen one in my life flying around- - and that was only for 2 minutes.
Where are all these drones?
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#49
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Originally posted by floridalover5623
Sounds like you get annoyed easily.
Are those drones flying around you every day?
How about those comfort dogs?
I must lead a sheltered life since I've only seen one in my life flying around- - and that was only for 2 minutes.
Where are all these drones?
Re "comfort dogs" - I am going to get a "comfort lion" and train it to eat "comfort dogs".

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Originally posted by Meanee
Thanks! I love the whole "Oh I wish I could use it for target practice" response.
Hummels are much better, and truly ugly.
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#51
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Originally posted by donaldsc
Re "comfort dogs" - I am going to get a "comfort lion" and train it to eat "comfort dogs".

DON
You mean those little rat dogs?
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#52
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Drones are on the prohibited items list on NCL. Might want to ask...


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#53
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Originally posted by goodmud
Please don't bring it to fly around landmarks. We were on a cruise this summer at the historic fort on St. Kitts. A couple had a drone flying above the the whole time, which really distracted from the visit for as it was loud and flying all around between people. In addition, there was a very clear sign when we entered the fort area that drones were not permitted. Just my opinion.
Good point. I can see
how it would be totally distracting to have drones flying around .
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Originally posted by rhblake
I have only experienced a drone once, but the sound it made was very distracting and annoying.
Keep in mind, drones are all different. Different propellers, different ESCs (speed controllers that run motors), and different motors all produce different sounds. Some people can even tell the drone model based on sound. Mine is pretty quiet. If you run a larger drone with more or less pro camera, like DJI Inspire, you will hear it far away. My drone, 30-40 feet away, is hard to hear on a normal day.

So, don't lump it all together.
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Just the sight of a drone can cause reactions like that of a cell phone in public. Even if people can't hear you talk they feel slighted in some way.
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Originally posted by Meanee
Hey all!

I am on December 1st sailing on Crown Princess to South Caribbean. I have a small drone that I would like to take with me. Aruba and Curacao allow it, Bonaire does not. Drone is small enough, when folded, to fit in a jacket pocket.

I know that drones are prohibited to be flown on a ship and I am not going to fly it there. Idea is to fly it at port of call, around some landmarks.

Was anyone successful bringing one without getting hassled by security? I'd rather not lose it.
A couple years ago, someone posted a link to a video from a drone overflying a cruise ship.
The comments were positive.

Someone asks about bringing a drone, and gets a pile of negative comments.

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2204691
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#59
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Originally posted by clearwaters
Seems like a self explanatory answer.


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With everyone going from "Sure" to "Do not" and "I'd like to shoot one" I am curious where did you get the self-explanatory answer.
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Originally posted by pablo222
A couple years ago, someone posted a link to a video from a drone overflying a cruise ship.
The comments were positive.

Someone asks about bringing a drone, and gets a pile of negative comments.

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2204691
This is the one I mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bfOgLSAYCs