In a recent update to the company's cruise ticket contract, CCL-Carnival Cruise Line revealed that unruly passengers could be fined US$500 and forced to reimburse expenses that result in case them being detained/made to disembark early.
The contract says that consistent with CCL's commitment to safety, disruptive behavior would not be tolerated and any passenger "whose conduct affects the comfort, enjoyment, safety or well-being of other guests or crew will be detained onboard and/or disembarked at their own expense and will [be] banned from sailing on Carnival in the future.”
The update followed the introduction of a curfew for guests under 18 years of age last month. Unless accompanied by an adult in their group who is 21+ or unless participating in an official ship-run youth activity, underage passengers could be required to leave all public areas by 01:00 a.m. When they check in online in the future, travelers on Carnival Cruise Line will be asked to acknowledge the code of conduct.
Several CCL voyages made headlines in recent months after brawls broke out onboard. In September, Carnival Sunrise was ending a Western Caribbean voyage when vacationers started fighting on the pool deck. Another fight broke out on the Jacksonville-based Carnival Elation in July. And Carnival Magic was returning to NYC when a giant fight started in a nightclub in June.
In a statement. CCL said that "cruise ships, like virtually all parts of travel and tourism, including airlines, amusement parks, sporting events and camping facilities, are experiencing an increase in more agitated behavior by a small number of guests.”
“Our commitment to the health, safety and security of all of our guests and team members is being demonstrated through the implementation of various measures to assure that our ships remain a welcoming, family-friendly place, including a revised guest code of conduct.”