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Carnival Making Changes Aimed at Naughty Passengers



Source: Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruises aims to tackle unruly passenger behavior by rolling out some changes to ensure guests have a “safe, fun and great vacation on board.”

According to Travel Awaits, the cruise line has begun sending out “Guest Advisory” emails to people who have already booked upcoming cruises. The email advises guests that “unruly, disruptive, or illegal activity will be met with consequences that range from fines of $500 to the disembarkation of passengers and banning them from future Carnival cruises.”

Travel Awaits reports that to combat lousy behavior onboard Carnival ships, the cruise line will be taking the following steps to make sure its cruises are fun and safe for all passengers:

Adding More Security on Ships: According to Travel Awaits, Carnival will be adding more security personnel on its ship to quickly address any unruly or disruptive behavior.

Drug-Sniffing Dogs at Ports: TravelAwaits reports Carnival will now be using narcotics-sniffing dogs at home ports to screen luggage.

“In case there’s any confusion, let me remind guests that while marijuana and cannabis products may be legal in some states, we are required to follow federal law, irrespective of the law in the state where you may be boarding your ship,” Carnival president Christine Duffy said in a statement reported by Travel Awaits. “For guests using medical marijuana, you should consult with your physician about an alternative therapy during your cruise.”

Curfew for Passengers Under 18: Carnival passengers under the age of 18 must be in their stateroom by 1 a.m. unless they are accompanied by an adult in their traveling party.