Good friends are going on a cruise and they want to let their kids have some autonomy on the trip. They refuse to get them a cellphone, but have heard that two way radios are a great boon onboard ship. They asked my wife for a recomendation & she asked me (low-man on totem-pole here). Anyway, I know nothing about these, except that the pair we got from Staples a few years ago ( Midland LXT310’s ) work only occasionally between cars and would be worthless through steel bulk-heads. I imagine the things they want would have to be decent to send/recieve through decks, but my wife says they want to spend about $80-$90 tops for the two units and maybe a charger base unit. (wtf?)
I know they are using Royal Caribbean and their website posts the following:
I checked Cnet and the reviewed 2 types that might actually send & recieve through bulk-heads and have the best reviews within their price range seem to be as follows.
Kenwood FreeTalk EX (UBZ-AR14)
Cobra FRS 315WX
But, nobody seems to sell these things, either locally or on-line.
Q: Has anybody had any good experiances with two way radios on cruise ships? What did you use and about how much did they cost? Also, do stores still sell them?
(Man, they So better bring me back some rum for this…)