Walkie talkie or spend money on Voom for keeping in touch

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Walkie talkies or spend money on Voom for keeping in touch with tweens on boat.

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I'm not sure that a walkie-talkie would work well on the ship -- everything is metal and would block the signal (the crew use a radio assisted by multiple repeaters on the ship, and probably more powerful than is allowed for a private use customer).

Voom may work, but I think the easiest (and virtually cost-free) method is to tell your tween to check a message board in your cabin on a regular basis, or set regular meeting points.

What’s VOOM ?

(from Royals website)

VOOM is the name of our high speed internet service, the fastest internet at sea.    

With the installation of VOOM, you are no longer confined to a specific location on the ship to have connectivity. You can now stay connected from the comfort of your own stateroom, while you lounge by the pool and even while having a drink at the Schooner Bar.

The cost of VOOM varies by the number of devices and the service package purchased. We recommend that guests purchase VOOM precruise to enjoy the biggest discount from onboard prices. Simply log in to My Cruises, and go to Cruise Planner.

Guests who have a reservation with payment may also contact 1-800-398-9819 for Pre-Cruise Planning Assistance.

Check to see if the cruise line offers an app. NCL offers Concierge which allows passengers to communicate using the app at no charge so long as they are only communicating with others on the ship

Carnival Cruise Line has an app as well. Most of the bigger cruiselines will offer an app to help with communicating on the ship.

If your tweens have cell phones already, go with Voom. My son got the walkie talkies a few years ago. They worked okay, but were bulky and an additional item to carry around. His cell was always in the back pocket and everybody had their phones anyway , so he didn't bring them last year. 

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