Carnival Cruise Line is cracking down on smokers.
The cruise line, which counts Mobile as one of its home ports, has changed it tobacco and marijuana smoking policy. The change was first reported by TravelPulse.com.
Under the new rules,, passengers caught smoking in non-specified areas will be fined $500 and face the possibility of being removed from the ship at the next port of call. All guests staying in the same cabin could also be removed, according to the policy.
“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.
The previous policy stipulated violators would be fined if they were caught smoking in their rooms, with the money going towards the cost of cleaning.
The 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. It is prohibited in all staterooms, including outside balconies.
By Lawrence Specker, AL.com
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