Carnival Cruise Line is issuing some reminders of cruise behavior. They want you to have fun, but remember the rules.
Passengers on upcoming cruises are receiving an email that outlines safety and guest behavior guidelines. Things like the smoking policy, rules about disruptive behavior and bringing alcohol onboard. These are not new policies—they are found right on Carnival’s website—they are just being reiterated via email.
The emails do give further explanation of some of the guidelines. For example, in regards to marijuana, the email states, “cruise lines are required to follow U.S. federal law, which strictly prohibits possession and use of marijuana and other illegal substances.”
The advisory addresses Carnival Cruise Line’s beverage policy. It explains what may and may not be brought onboard, how it must be packed and in what quantity. Break the rules and you will have your drinks “confiscated and discarded, and no compensation will be provided.”
The email reminds guests that radios and speaker are not permitted in public spaces without the use of earphones. This includes anything on cell phones, tablets, and laptops.
There is a reminder that seating is first come first serve and that saving chairs by the pool, or anywhere, is strictly prohibited at any time.
The email issues a warning about disruptive behavior and outlines possible consequences. “Our experience has taught us that everyone has a better time when children are supervised, noise in the hallways is kept to a minimum, guests follow queues, and that a spirit of community and neighborliness is shown by all.”
“Any guest whose conduct affects the comfort, enjoyment, safety or well-being of other guests or crew will be disembarked at their own expense and banned from sailing on Carnival in the future.”
The email emphasizes that the ship’s officers have the final say on their ship.
“The captain and our officers have the authority to enforce our policies and make decisions in order to provide for a fun and safe environment for all.”
While the majority of Carnival passengers take their cruises and enjoy them without incident, this email seems to be Carnival’s way of reminding everyone of their expectations and keeping everyone safe.