Carnival Cruise Line updated their smoking policy and made their position clear: those passengers who smoke in the stateroom or on their balcony, as well as everyone else in the stateroom, may be disembarked at the next port of call.
The policy goes into effect December 1, but the information on line's web pages has already been updated in order to reflect the change.
Previously, just like other cruise companies, Carnival has said that those who smoke in the staterooms or on the verandas might be charged a substantial cleaning fee (US$500). Now, they are taking things further with a stricter policy which could have consequences not only for the offending, but those they're traveling with.
“If a guest is found to be in violation of our smoking policy, all guests in the stateroom may be disembarked from the vessel and risk not being allowed to sail on Carnival in the future. Guests will be responsible for all financial charges and expenses to return home, and no refund of unused cruise fare will be provided.”