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5 of the Best Midland Two Way Radios for Your Cruise

Cruises are a great way to relax, spend quality time with family and friends, and explore new places, all from the convenience of a luxury ship. Whether the sandy beaches, fresh food, and warm water of a Caribbean cruise entice you, or the crisp air, spectacular views, and beautiful foliage of an Alaskan cruise are enough to make you want to book your cruise right now, make sure you are prepared with all of the essentials: sunscreen, swimwear, and reliable communication. Cell phones won’t work on the open water, and you won’t want to run across the (very large) ship every time you need to relay a message to a loved one. Make sure your group is connected at all times with walkie talkies. Keep in mind that all of the Midland two way radios listed below will talk to each other if you are on the same channel.

5 Midland Two Way Radios to Bring on Your Next Cruise

aerial view of cruise ship in water

Here are the 5 best, most reliable radios for your upcoming cruise:

1. T290 X-Talker Two Way Radio


The Midland T290 is a powerful two-way radio, ensuring constant communication between family members and friends on a large cruise ship. With 22 channels and 121 privacy codes, you can be sure to hear only your group’s conversations, cutting out the noise of other patrons using radios. This walkie talkie features Xtreme Range, NOAA Weather Alert Radio, silent operation, high/medium/low power options, and a battery meter. This value pack, as well as the remaining on this list, also includes rechargeable battery packs, a desktop charger, and an AC wall adapter.

This radio measures 6.5” H x 2” W x 1.6” D.


2. T71 X-Talker Two Way Radio


Midland’s T71 walkie talkie is the perfect option for your vacation communication needs. This radio features a micro USB port and charging cable, so you can easily charge your other devices when you are away from a power source. Keep in touch with your buddies with 22 channels and 121 privacy codes, Xtreme Range, NOAA Weather Alert Radio, and easy button access. This water-resistant radio will keep your group connected all day, with a 15-hour battery life.

This walkie talkie measures 6.1” H x 2.6” W x 1.4” D.


3. T61 X-Talker Two Way Radio

Midland X-TALKER T61VP3 TWO-WAY RADIO with yellow faceplate

Similar to the T71 but a little slimmer, the Midland T61 walkie talkie features Xtreme Range, 22 channels and 121 privacy codes, hands-free operation, NOAA Weather Alert Radio, and a micro-USB port and charging cable. You’ll never misplace this radio with a bright yellow faceplate. Take it with you on your shore excursions, whether you are ziplining, exploring ancient ruins, or perusing through a market.

This Midland two way radio measures 6.1” H x 2.2” W x 1.3” D.


4. T51 X-Talker Two Way Radio


This compact radio is a perfect option if you’re looking to pack a little lighter. The T51 X-Talker walkie talkie features a lower price point, so you can make sure every member of your group has access to reliable communication. This radio features 22 channels and 38 privacy codes, NOAA Weather Alert Radio, a micro USB port and charging cable, and a fun orange faceplate. Whether you are meeting your family for dinner and a show or simply letting them know you are trying out the arcade, keep in touch with the T51 walkie talkie.

These walkie talkies measure 6.1” H x 2.2” W x 1.3” D.


5. LXT500VP3 Two Way Radio


Midland’s LXT500 walkie talkie is a great option at a lower price point for your large group. This sturdy radio features 22 channels and 121 privacy codes, Xtreme Range, hands-free operation, high/low power settings, and NOAA Weather Alert Radio. Stay connected with this radio, whether you are on your way to enjoying the spa on your cruise ship or are heading to a basketball court.


Keep in mind that all of these radios have similar features – you can’t go wrong with any on this list. It’s important to note that the radios with a higher price point will get you better range, so you can talk to your family and friends at greater distances.  No matter where you go or what adventures you partake in, make sure your entire group is connected with clear communication with any of these Midland two way radios.