Carnival Adds Fine For Unruly Guests
Carnival Cruise Line has updated its Code of Conduct to reflect a $500 fine if guests violate the rules. The updates outline what’s acceptable and unacceptable aboard a Carnival cruise.
This is in response to recent fights aboard several ships, including Carnival Magic in June and Carnival Elation in July.
Guests who break the Code of Conduct can also be held liable for expenses incurred by Carnival as a result of the detainment or disembarkation.
Last month, the cruise line implemented a fleetwide curfew. Guests 17 and under must be out of a ship’s public areas by one am if not accompanied by an adult.
Two Cruise Lines Drop Masking For Crew Members
Two cruise lines have dropped their mask mandate for crew members, according to a letter provided to CrewCenter.com.
Employees aboard Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises ships no longer need to wear a mask in guest or crew areas, whether they’re indoors or outdoors.
Since the restart, crew members have been wearing masks both inside and out, with many crew members not returning to the ships because of the mask mandate. We’ll see if other lines follow suit.
Norwegian Cruise Line Eliminates Testing For Unvaccinated Guests
Norwegian Cruise Line has eliminated all COVID testing, masking, and vaccination requirements effective today, October 4th.
This means that unvaccinated guests no longer need to present a negative COVID-19 test to sail. Previously, unvaccinated passengers 12 and older had to show proof of a negative test on embarkation day.
Norwegian Cruise Line president Harry Sommer said “Many travelers have been patiently waiting to take their long-awaited vacation at sea and we cannot wait to celebrate their return.”
The only exception to these changes are voyages that visit destinations with continued COVID travel requirements.