Cruise Line Cracks Down – No More BYOB

June 10, 2015

Carnival have announced that they’re cracking down on bring your own booze – by banning passengers from even bringing soft drinks on-board!

Bottled water, soft drinks and non-alcoholic drinks will not be allowed after July 9th.

All staff will be permitted to confiscate bottles with only soft drinks packaged in cans or cartons being accepted.

Carnival say its efforts are aimed at stopping alcohol being smuggled on-board its ships. It should also speed up the check in process, as all bottles are currently having to be searched by staff members.

Spokeswoman Jennifer De La Cruz explained: “This is something that we’ve been grappling with for quite some time.

“The main goal is to try to ensure safety for our guests and to decrease the likelihood of a security incident that’s tied to smuggled alcohol.”

Carnival went on to say that: “when behavioural issues occur on board and are ultimately investigated, smuggled alcohol often appears to be a factor.

“Hence, to ensure an enjoyable experience for all guests and crew, we are modifying our beverage policy.”

However, passengers will still be allowed to bring one bottle of wine with them, as long as they are over the age of 21.

Do you think this will help stop rowdy behaviour on cruises? Or do you think this is a sneaky move to increase on-board purchases?

Let us know in the comments below!