Carnival Cracks Down on Cruise Ship Smokers

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Carnival Cruise Line has once again changed its tobacco and marijuana smoking policy.

The new policy states that any passengers caught smoking in non-smoking areas will be fined $500, and face the possibility of being removed from the ship. All guest staying in the same cabin with the offender, are also subject to removal from the ship.

“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 be prohibited from sailing with Carnival Cruise Line in the future,” the policy notes.

Carnival’s old policy stated that violators would be fined if caught smoking in their staterooms, and the money would go toward the cleaning costs of the room.

The new smoking ban includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes and electronic cigarettes. Carnival also prohibits the possession or use of marijuana.

Tobacco smoking is allowed in designated areas, including the exterior decks of its ships, in casinos and nightclubs. However, it is prohibited in all staterooms, including outside balconies.

Remember when Carnival tried to make the Carnival Paradise a completely non-smoking ship? Yep. They even had giant no smoking signs painted on the outside of the ship! If you look close enough on the outside of the ship, you can still see where the non-smoking symbol used to be. Unfortunately, it failed and the ship now has designated smoking areas.