Taking Your Metal Detector On A Cruise Ship.
So you think it is a good idea to go on a cruise and take your metal detector along? Sounds like a great idea, you can detect many beaches in many different locations and trot back to home base. The ability to sample such a wide variety of beaches or locations in one holiday is very tempting indeed. There are many cruise companies out there offering great deals for Holiday going to countries you just couldn’t reach all one go without being on a cruise. This website is one such example.
Some things to think about if you are considering going on a cruise.
- Contact the cruise line first. – Ask them if you can take your toy hobby metal detector. If you can even get written permission if you have problems getting on board.
- Do not announce to security on boarding that you have a metal detector and is it ok. The default answer will almost always be no.
- Do it the same as an airline. Pack it in your main luggage.
- If questioned ask why your toy is a problem and say you have permission from head office.
- They may in extreme cases confiscate it for the duration of the cruise and give it back when cruise is over. In an even worse scenario they may ask you to leave it behind and you will have to hope you have enough time to go and store it somewhere and still make boarding. – Some stories are around out there like this for certain cruise lines.
- If you take a pin pointer – particularly the original Garrett pro pointer – consider not taking it or spraying it a different colour so it looks less like a weapon. The New Garrett Carrot should be fine in bright orange. The more your kit looks like hobby toys the better.
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