Dream; full boat; sailing in water
  • On Mar 29, 2024
    Lee from Merseyside Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi I will be coming on a cruise later this year and want to know if I can bring a camera gimbal on board as if can not be used on board I could still use it when we make a stop Thanks

    Hello there Lee, and welcome aboard planDisney!

    It seems to me that you're a soon-to-be sailor keen on documenting your experience out there on the high seas, where stabilization can be just as important for a ship as it is for one's camera. You may be happy to hear that as someone who loves filming content and sharing my experiences for planDisney and the Disney Parks Blog, I've actually sailed several times over the past year where I've been able to bring on board a gimbal; these are currently not considered to be Prohibited or Restricted Items across the fleet. 

    That said, depending on how large of a setup you're intending on bringing you may want to have it disassembled and ready to be inspected in your hand luggage as you pass through security on Embarkation day. Policies are always subject to change without prior notice and may vary depending on the Port of Departure for your particular voyage; in my experience items that are flagged as they are scanned may be taken to be tagged and returned at the end of the voyage if certain folks like Security Crew Members or the Chief Electrical Engineer deems it unsafe. Generally however, I've observed that smaller, handheld gimbals are quite common on board with so many folks looking for ways to capture these moments on the go. If you do manage to keep it with you on board and intend to carry it off in each Port of Call, just be aware that it may always be subject to inspection each time you're required to put it through the scanner - especially if it's something they may be unfamiliar with.

    I hope this helps, Lee; be sure to take the opportunity to get up early to catch the sun rise over the horizon and the breathtaking sunsets through your camera - these are the moments I've always loved from my time on the sea. Come back again to planDisney for any other tips or advice ahead of your next ocean adventures!

    Wishing you steady shots and smooth seas!
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