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  1. #11
    on the first night of the cruise order a steak for dinner, snatch the steak knife that is given to you and you now have your weapon

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    We were able to get out tactical pens through both airline and ship's security. I have a Colt and my wife has an Uzi T-pen. Both are similar. Not much, but better than nothing. Carnival being the least expensive, expect lots of young people drinking heavily. If you're afraid of drunk frat boys, biker types, laborers, etc. pick a different cruise line and expect to pay more. As always, use common sense. Don't wander drunk into an isolated part of the ship. Don't engage or confront large groups of drunk kids. We had the 4 year old grandson with us so we booked a balcony cabin and stayed mostly to ourselves. I've worked on Carnival (as a musician) and cruised on Carnival and others. Nothing inherently wrong with the line other than it's bottom-tier. They're huge, own other cruise lines (Costa) and cater to the masses. I think the food has declined, the reliability seems to have also, or maybe it's just that they have the most ships afloat, although I'm beginning to doubt that since they have recently admitted to a reliability problem. Cruises are not an adventure, they're a relaxing vacation, suitable for all ages, even geriatrics, and not very challenging when things operate correctly. When I need an adventure, I take a sailboat out to sea.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by apvbguy View Post
    on the first night of the cruise order a steak for dinner, snatch the steak knife that is given to you and you now have your weapon
    not smart!... you'd end up putting an end to your vacation.
    someone see's you/galley camera see's you, servers notice a missing knife from your table, captain would port that ship and order a room search, everyone's day ruined because of a thief.
    and you'd end up getting arrested as a potential terrorist.

    try to suggest legal stuff for law abiding people!

  5. #14
    Are assaults on cruise ships so prevalent that this question is posed? Most are on vacation..drunk...fat...and happy and not looking for a fight. Just my observation. If you're stressing on how to defend yourself on vacation, then just spend it locked up in the safety of your home.

  6. #15
    Maybe just relax by the pool and have some iced tea.

  7. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by eht6183 View Post
    Since no weapons are allowed on a Carnival cruise, any suggestions as to what you can do for protection?
    Only way to ensure your safety is to not go on one.

  8. #17
    Being one of the biker types that chrisdrummer pointed out, I am on the side that goes on cruises just to beat up and terrorize people. After all, violence on a cruise ship is running rampant. (I love stereotypes)

    I think you would need to be more concerned with losing your money in the ports of call due to purchases that turn out to be less then ideal (Read cheap junk that is way overpriced). Or in the ships casino that anything.

  9. #18
    If you check their prohibited items list, you will find knitting needles listed, but not crochet needles.
    Remember the old CIA letter openers? Sometimes called executive letter openers.
    I had one in my suitcase. They don't show up on the scanners.
    "Beware the fury of a patient man." --John Dryden,
    British poet, critic and playwright

  10. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by caburian View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by apvbguy View Post
    on the first night of the cruise order a steak for dinner, snatch the steak knife that is given to you and you now have your weapon
    not smart!... you'd end up putting an end to your vacation.
    someone see's you/galley camera see's you, servers notice a missing knife from your table, captain would port that ship and order a room search, everyone's day ruined because of a thief.
    and you'd end up getting arrested as a potential terrorist.

    try to suggest legal stuff for law abiding people!
    Ok, having never been on a cruise this is all speculation but I highly doubt what you claim would actually happen. Yes, if someone saw you on camera, etc. they would come talk to you and you would get in some trouble. But I don't believe for a second that they would bringing the ship into port and do a room by room search for a missing steak knife. Their customers pay thousands of dollars for a cruise. How many do you think would come back if they did that? Especially if it turned out some teenager was just being stupid, which I guarantee has happened more than once. It's a cruise ship not a maximum security prison. A steak knife doesn't pose enough of a threat on a ship to justify that, like it would an airliner. What's the person going to do hijack the boat and hold over 1000 people hostage with a steak knife?

  11. Don't eat the food...
    G30SF
    Ruger LC9
    Colt LWC

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