Just found this forum today. I'm a little discouraged, taking a cruise soon, and wanted to bring along a portable rig. I did everything by the book, asked for alien reciprocal license from the Bahamian government, no problem there. Sent written request to Norwegian Cruise Lines requesting permission to operate, promised to follow all the rules, and was given a fax back with a huge 'NO'. The letter states that my request is denied pursuant to NCL's policies, and "understand that you have been duly notified and advised that this is against our company's policies."
No copy of any such policy was provided, but this came from the Superintendent of Marine Communications for NCL. Guess I won't be taking ANY radio with me on this one! I'll also consider another cruise line next time, as I understand Holland America has allowed amateur operations in the past.