Don’t even think about trying to light up in your cabin during your next voyage on a Carnival ship. Carnival Cruise Line just announced changes to its policy regarding tobacco and marijuana smoking. The penalties for anyone caught trying to sneak a drag are harsh.
Carnival’s previous policy imposed a fine for passengers who were caught smoking. The fine was put into place because extra cleaning was needed whenever passengers were caught smoking inside their rooms. However, passengers who are caught smoking in non-designated areas are now facing harsher penalties.
Anyone who is caught lighting up in a non-specified area will now automatically face a fine of $500. The offender may also be asked to leave the ship when it reaches its next port of call. It actually gets worse after that. The person who is caught smoking isn’t the only one who has something to lose under the new policy. Any guests staying in the same cabin as the offender could also be asked to leave the ship.
A consequence that serious might inspire you to brush up on Carnival’s full smoking policy before you jump on another ship. Do you need a refresher? Here’s a rundown of what’s included under the smoking ban that’s in place on Carnival ships as of right now:
- Electronic cigarettes
There are still a handful of areas where smokers can take refuge when traveling on Carnival ships. The cruise line will still permit smoking at designated areas located on the exterior decks of its ships. In addition, each ship’s casino will still allow smoking.
What’s the big thing to take away? Carnival really doesn’t want you smoking on its ships. Of course, the cruise line isn’t willing to go as far as prohibiting smoking inside its casinos. Every minute spent smoking outside means one less minute of spending money at slot machines and tables.