Carnival Cruises has updated its smoking policy to make their position clearer to guests.
If a passenger, or passengers, is caught smoking in the staterooms or balcony, everyone in the stateroom may be disembarked at the next port.
While the policy officially goes into effect on December 1st, the information on their official website has been updated already to reflect the change.
The line has warned that any guests who violate the policy will be fined $500 aswell as the disembarkation of all passengers in the cabin.
“We think it’s important to continually stress safety to our guests and crew,” Carnival spokesperson Vance Gulliksen.
“How we manage smoking is one of those areas our guests have told us is important. The updated policy reflects just part of what we are doing to address smoking on our ships, along with greater emphasis in pre-cruise and in-cruise communications.”
Previously, Carnival’s smoking policy indicated violators of the smoking policy would be subject to a cleaning fee but the new policy reads something different:
“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 our 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.”
Carnival allows smoking only in designated areas of exterior decks and the casino/night club but is banned in all other parts of the ship, including cabins and balconies.
The policy applies to all forms smoking, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaporizers, electronic cigarettes and marijuana (which is prohibited entirely on the ship).
What do you think of Carnival’s updated policy? What did you vote in our poll? Is it something you feel strongly about? Are you glad Carnival are taking precautions? Leave us your comments below…
The Ultimate Guide To Smoking On Cruise Ships! Smoking is somewhat of a controversial topic when it comes to cruising. Should you be allowed to smoke on your balcony? How many designated smoking areas should…
Carnival Cuts Steel For First Ship In New Class That “Promises To Be Something Special” The first steel has just been cut for the first ship in Carnival Cruise Line’s new Excellence-class. The ship is due to be…// END - About the Author ?>