By The Cruise Web, Inc.
Recently, Carnival Cruise Lines announced a change to their on-board smoking policy that could result in the offender being disembarked. Previously, Carnival’s policy included a nominal fine due to extra cleaning required in the stateroom, but was still a relatively lenient policy.
New policies are making Carnival’s stance on smoking aboard their ships very clear. Two important provisions are included:
- Any violation of this policy will result in a $500 charge, per violation, posted on the guest’s Sail & Sign account and may also result in the disembarkation of all guests in the stateroom.
- Guests who are disembarked for violating Carnival’s policy will be responsible for all financial charges and expenses to return home, and no refund of their unused cruise fare will be provided. Additionally, they may be prohibited from sailing with Carnival Cruise Line in the future.
Notably, Carnival now has a $500 fine for each violation of their smoking policy, and a possible disembarkation for not only the offender, but all those in their stateroom. Any expenses incurred from disembarkation due to violation of the smoking policy will be the full responsibility of the passenger.
The Cruise Web, Inc.