[amsat-bb] Ham Radios on Princess Cruises

Lee Maisel maisel at lobo.net
Mon May 29 00:05:49 UTC 2017

Post this to QRZ Forums.   Perhaps enough pressure on Princess will get 
policies fixed.

On 5/24/2017 4:46 PM, Jerry Buxton wrote:
> This is a very interesting item.  Being a multi-time Princess cruiser, I
> have requested, received permission for, and taken ham radios on a dozen
> cruises over almost two decades.  Today, in following up on my
> unanswered request for our upcoming cruise, I was informed through our
> Princess travel agent that the department which handles the amateur
> radio requests says that there will be no more permissions given as ham
> radios have been added to the prohibited items list by Princess
> Security.  Interestingly, FRS is not on that same list.
> We had a bit of a discussion about it but of course the agent is not in
> any position to do more than handling the request to the person in
> charge of that, so there won't be any VP9/N0JY/MM on this cruise.  To
> make it worse, that would also prohibit even taking the HTs along for
> use on land as we tour the British Isles.  I am totally bummed.
> Does anybody on this list work for Princess Cruises, maybe have some
> thoughts on this?    :-)

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