Carnival Cruise Line has updated its onboard FAQ to deter reserving sun loungers.
This latest policy implements a tagging system involving saving seats. This is just the latest policy updated by the cruise line to reduce unacceptable behavior on its ships.
The website FAQ reads, “Carnival has a system designed to ensure that all guests are able to enjoy equal access to sun loungers by preventing seat saving in outdoor deck areas.”
It goes on to state that sun lounge usage is monitored by team members who will place the current time on a sun lounger that contains personal belongings but appears unoccupied. After 40 minutes, team members will remove the belongings and hold them for safekeeping.
Cruisers are very aware of this tactic. Others use towels, flip flops, etc. to save their seat but may not actually use the seat for hours.
This policy is not a new one for Carnival, just a policy that hasn’t really been enforced. Guests have reported that chairs are “saved” for hours and they are uncomfortable removing personal belongings for fear of repercussions.
According to the website FAQ, Carnival is simply making their policy more clear in these ways, “Guests are advised of the system via public address announcements by the cruise director, signage in outdoor deck areas, messages displayed on the Seaside Theater poolside LED screen, as well as notices in HUB App.”
While there are currently no consequences for “reserving” sun loungers, Carnival Cruise Line is continuing to address unacceptable onboard behaviors. The cruise line is looking to create a more welcoming atmosphere for all cruisers.