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  • Any illegal narcotics/drugs including synthetic, designer drugs, marijuana, cannabis and cannabis derivatives such as Cannabidiol (CBD) items which may be labeled as medical marijuana. While certain CBD products used for medicinal purposes may be legal in the U.S. based on state and local laws, they are not legal under U.S. federal law and in all the ports we visit and therefore are also considered prohibited items. 
  • All weapons and any item made, adapted or intended for use as an offensive weapon: firearms (including replicas, imitations and their components), spears or spear guns, crossbows, crossbow bolts and long bow arrows; blunt weapons, including knuckle dusters, brass knuckles, clubs, coshes, batons, flails or Nunchaku; sharp pointed weapons, including throwing stars; air, BB, pellet pistols or rifles, stun devices and tasers, any projectile-weapon, including paintball guns, etc.
  • All items containing incapacitating substances, such as gas guns, tear gas sprays, mace, phosphorus, acid and other dangerous chemicals that could be used to maim or disable
  • All ammunition
  • All explosives, including imitation explosives and devices
  • Fireworks, flares, pyrotechnics 
  • Flammable substances and hazardous chemicals (e.g., petrol, methylated spirits, paint thinners)
  • Compressed gas tanks, bottles, cylinders including dive tanks, propane tanks and aerosol cans (Refer to Exemptions)
  • Alcohol (hard liquor) and beer
  • Wine or champagne beyond the allowable limit of one 750 ml bottle per adult (21 years of age or older). Port, Vermouth, Sherry and other fortified wines cannot be brought on board even in the allowable limit.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages in containers other than a can or carton; excessive quantities per person (over 12 cans/cartons per person); excessive size per can/carton (over 12 ounces each)
  • Electrical and household appliances containing any kind of heating element, such as irons, clothes steamers, immersion heaters, heating blankets, water heaters, coffee machines, hot plates, toasters, heating pads, humidifier, etc. (All Carnival ships provide facilities with ironing boards and irons; fleet-wide valet laundry service is also available for a nominal fee.)
  • Knives, scissors and open razors. (Recreational dive knives are allowed, but must be held in the custody of the Guest Services Manager or Chief Security Officer and must be checked out/in by the owner for dive excursions during the cruise. Large scissors used by scrapbook and quilting enthusiasts are at times permitted with prior notification from the Security Services Department, but are held on board in the same manner as dive knives.)
  • Handcuffs or other restraining devices
  • Self-balancing hover boards and air wheels
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), communication scanners, wideband receivers, satellite phones, transformers, lasers and laser pointers.  
  • Satellite disk, routers and other internet related equipment
  • Curtains, drapes or hanging room dividers
  • Boom boxes/large radios
  • Candles and incense 
  • Helium filled balloons
  • Inflatable kiddie pool
  • Hookahs 
  • Any footwear with wheels, such as, Heely’s type shoes
  • Kava  
  • Surfboards, boats and canoes 
  • Fish of any kind; if fish are caught during an excursion, they must be shipped home
  • Aerosol cans containing personal grooming products are allowed  
  • Personal grooming devices such as hair dryers, flat irons, curling irons, shavers, and other electrical devices, such as fans (no larger than 12" in diameter), power strips, multi plug box outlets/adaptors, and extension cords (without surge protectors) are allowed when used with proper caution.  However, if such devices are determined to pose a hazard, they will be removed and returned on debarkation morning
  • Guest must use earphones when listening to music or watching shows/movies on personal devices in public spaces. Bluetooth, portable and wireless speakers are only permitted within your stateroom and must be used respectfully and at reasonable sound levels and times of day. Carnival reserves the right to amend this policy for the comfort and enjoyment of our guests.  Please check your pre-cruise notifications for your specific cruise. Large speakers/radios are always prohibited on board and will be confiscated.
  • Medical gas bottles/oxygen cylinders are allowed in connection with a certified medical condition, but cannot be packed in baggage. Oxygen cylinders must be delivered to Guest Services and stored in a designated safe area
  • CPAP machine will need to be packed in carry-on luggage. Carnival carries distilled water, which can be purchased either pre-cruise (Carnival’s Fun Shops at 1-800-522-7648) or on board by contacting Room Service.  Guests bringing their own distilled water, must hand carry along with their CPAP machine
  • Small, personal-sized coolers no larger than 12” x 12” x 12” for the purpose of housing, small quantities of non-alcoholic beverages and/or medications are permitted as carry-on luggage
  • Pets/live animals:  Only qualified service dogs trained to perform a specific task for a guest with a disability are allowed
  • Flowers and plants:  Only permitted if ordered through Carnival. Flowers/plants cannot be taken off the ship at any port
  • Musical instruments: Are allowed, however, if a noise complaint is received, the instrument will be confiscated and returned to the guest on debarkation morning
  • Ham radios/amateur radio equipment
  • Google-type glasses are permitted on board in public areas, but cannot be worn at any gangway operation
  • Digital Cameras/Camcorders, DVDs/VCRs, USB sticks, iPods, Nintendo/X-Box Play Units cannot be used with the TV in the guest stateroom or suite as the connection ports are disabled
  • Due to concerns for food safety and contamination prevention, any food items brought on board must be pre-packaged and unopened. Homemade items or pre-cooked foods are not allowed. We are unable to provide food preparation, refrigeration or storage for personal food or beverage items
  • Seashells may be brought on board if they appear to be clean and sanitized and do not have the odor of a living organism
  • Drone(s) are allowed, but must be held in the custody of the Chief Security Officer and must be checked out/in by the owner for PORT USE ONLY. 
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Are drones allowed on cruise ships?

Ashley Kosciolek

Drones — small remote-controlled flying devices, many of which are equipped with cameras — have become one of the best ways to snag aerial photos of some of the world's most picturesque destinations, as well as footage of cruise ships. With that in mind, many travelers are naturally curious about whether they can take drones on a cruise and if they can fly a drone while on a cruise ship.

At the time of publication, only three of the industry's eight major cruise lines permit passengers to bring drones on board.

Even in cases where drones are allowed, cruisers cannot fly them from the ship. They are for use in port only, and cruisers are responsible for adhering to any local regulations, including rules about how far drones must stay from buildings, vessels and restricted areas, such as airports. In some instances, the location may require a permit to use the drone. Passengers who don't follow any of these regulations risk incurring fines or having their drones confiscated by their cruise line or local authorities.

Here's a rundown of cruise line drone policies.

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Carnival Cruise Line

can you take a drone on carnival cruise

Carnival Cruise Line's drone policy allows cruisers to bring drones for port use only. The aircraft must be stored with the chief security officer and checked out and back in by the owner when going ashore and returning to the ship.

Celebrity Cruises

On Celebrity ships, drones are permitted for use ashore only, and they must be operated outside of the port area. When on the ship, they are to be stored in passenger cabins. Anyone caught using a drone on board will receive a guest conduct warning and could risk temporary drone confiscation, as well as early disembarkation.

Disney Cruise Line

Passengers on Disney Cruise Line are not allowed to bring drones on board.

Holland America Line

can you take a drone on carnival cruise

Drones and other remote-controlled aerial devices aren't permitted on any of Holland America 's ships.

MSC Cruises

MSC includes drones on its list of banned items that cannot be brought on board.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian includes "any remote-controlled or autonomously flying devices, toys or drones" on its prohibited items list.

Princess Cruises

"Drones ... and any other remote-controlled aerial devices/toys" aren't allowed on Princess cruises.

Royal Caribbean International

can you take a drone on carnival cruise

Royal Caribbean 's cruise drone policy is identical to Celebrity's: Drones are permitted for use only on land, outside of the port area. When on the ship, they are to be stored in passenger cabins. Anyone caught using a drone on board could receive a guest conduct warning or be debarked early from the voyage.

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Are there restrictions on what I can bring on board?

Carnival Cruise Line prohibits weapons, illegal drugs and certain items that could interfere with the safe operation of its ships or compromise the safety and secure environment of its guests and crew.  Carnival conducts security scanning of all luggage and reserves the right to confiscate any item, which in Carnival’s sole discretion, is deemed dangerous or can pose a risk to the vessel or its guests. 

At homeports (Sydney, Brisbane), items will be confiscated and disposed of and no compensation will be provided. At port of calls (i.e Port Vila, Noumea, Cairns,…) – items will be confiscated and held until the day of disembarkation.     We suggest all luggage be unlocked before turning it over to the porters in order to avoid any inconvenience or delay in delivering the luggage to your stateroom. For additional information, please refer to the terms and conditions of the Cruise Ticket Contract. Before you pack, please take the time to review the following.

Prohibited Items

  • Any illegal narcotics/drugs, including synthetic, designer drugs, and medical marijuana
  • All weapons and any item made, adapted or intended for use as an offensive weapon: firearms (including replicas, imitations and their components), spears or spear guns, crossbows, crossbow bolts and long bow arrows; blunt weapons, including knuckle dusters, brass knuckles, clubs, coshes, batons, flails or Nunchaku; sharp pointed weapons, including throwing stars; air, BB, pellet pistols or rifles, stun devices and tasers, any projectile-weapon, including paintball guns, etc.
  • All ammunition
  • All explosives, including imitation explosives and devices
  • Fireworks, flares, pyrotechnics 
  • Party Poppers
  • Helium-Filled Balloons
  • Knives, scissors and open razors (Recreational dive knives are allowed, but must be held in the custody of the Guest Services Manager or Chief Security Officer and must be checked out/in by the owner for dive excursions during the cruise. Large scissors used by scrapbook and quilting enthusiasts are at times permitted with prior notification from the Security Services Department, but are held on board in the same manner as dive knives.)
  • Skean, Dhus or Kirpans
  • Boom boxes / large radios
  • Satellite disk, routers and other internet related equipment
  • Curtains, drapes or hanging room dividers
  • Items containing incapacitating substances (e.g. gas guns, tear gas sprays, mace, phosphorus, acid and other dangerous chemicals that could be used to maim or disable)
  • Flammable substances and hazardous chemicals (e.g., petrol, methylated spirits, paint thinners etc.)
  • Handcuffs or other restraining devices
  • Large batteries
  • Any remotely controlled or autonomously flying devices, toys or drones
  • Self—balancing hover boards , air wheels, scooters, or segways 
  • Compressed gas tanks, bottles, cylinders including dive tanks, propane tanks and aerosol cans (Refer to Exemptions)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), communication scanners, wideband receivers, satellite phones, transformers, lasers and laser pointers. 
  • Electrical and household appliances containing any kind of heating element, such as irons, clothes steamers, immersion heaters, heating blankets, water heaters, coffee machines, hot plates, toasters, heating pads, humidifier, etc. (All Carnival ships provide facilities with ironing boards and irons; fleet-wide valet laundry service is also available for a nominal fee.)
  • Alcohol (hard liquor) and beer
  • Wine or champagne beyond the allowable limit of one 750 ml bottle per adult (18 years of age or older)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages in containers other than a can or carton including water; excessive quantities per person (over 12 cans/cartons per person); excessive size per can/carton (over 375 ml each)
  • Large coolers
  • Candles and Incense
  • Bicycles (including folding bicycles)
  • Surfboards, boats and canoes
  • Scooters (only permitted if used for mobility — must be stored in guest’s stateroom)
  • Inflatable Kiddie Pool
  • Any footwear with wheels, such as, Heely’s type shoes
  • Multi-plug box outlets/power boards/adapters/extension cords are not permitted on board. However, should you require a multi-plug box outlet/power board/adapter/extension cord, please ask your Stateroom Steward who will be able to supply you one for the duration of your cruise.
  • Fish of any kind; if fish are caught during an excursion, they must be shipped home
  • Aerosol containing personal grooming products are allowed
  • Personal grooming devices such as hair dryers, flat irons, curling irons, shavers, and other electrical devices, such as fans (no larger than 12" in diameter), power strips, multi plug box outlets/adaptors, and extension cords (without surge protectors) are allowed when used with proper caution.  However, if such devices are determined to pose a hazard, they will be removed and returned on debarkation morning.
  • Electronics such as laptops, cameras, cellular phones, etc. are allowed on board when used with proper caution. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones must be turned off and disconnected from any charging equipment while on board.
  • Medical gas bottles/oxygen cylinders are allowed in connection with a certified medical condition but cannot be packed in baggage. Oxygen cylinders must be delivered to guest services and stored in a designated safe area.
  • If you use a CPAP machine, please note you will need to pack your machine with your carry-on luggage. Should you wish to bring your own distilled water with you to use with your CPAP machine, it must be hand carried along with your CPAP machine. For your convenience, distilled water is sold on board by contacting Room Service.
  • Coolers: Small, personal-sized coolers no larger than 12” x 12” x 12” for the purpose of housing small quantities of non-alcoholic beverages and/or medications are permitted as carry-on luggage.
  • Pets/Live Animals: Only qualified service animals once approved by Guest Access Services at time of booking. Assistance dogs also required approval from the Department of Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry and will only be authorised on Australian cruises.
  • Flowers and Plants: Only permitted on board if ordered through Carnival’s Fun Shops or delivered by a florist in the port of embarkation but are not permitted to be taken off the ship in Australia or Ports of call.
  • Musical Instruments: We will allow musical instruments on board, however, if a noise complaint is received, the instrument will be confiscated by shipboard security and returned to the guest on the morning of debarkation.
  • Guests must use earphones when listening to music or watching shows/movies on personal devices in public spaces. Bluetooth, portable and wireless speakers are only permitted within your stateroom and must be used respectfully and at reasonable sound levels and times of day. Carnival reserves the right to amend this policy for the comfort and enjoyment of our guests.  Please check your pre-cruise notifications for your specific cruise. Large speakers/radios are always prohibited on board and will be confiscated.
  • Ham Radios/Amateur Radio Equipment: Permitted to be used on board after inspection and only if they do not pose a safety risk.
  • Google Glasses are permitted on board in public areas but cannot be worn at any gangway operation.
  • Wrapped Gifts: Guests may bring wrapped gifts on board; however, due to heightened security, the gift may have to be unwrapped, upon request.
  • Digital Cameras/Camcorders, DVDs/VCRs, USB sticks, iPods, Nintendo/X—Box Play Units cannot be used with the TV in the guest’s stateroom or suite as the connection ports are disabled.
  • Food Items must be pre-packaged and unopened; homemade items or pre-cooked foods will not be permitted on board. Limitations on permitted food items are directly related to concerns for food safety and contamination prevention. We are unable to provide food preparation, refrigeration or storage for personal food or beverage items.

Exemptions (Items for Port Use Only)

  • Snorkel gear
  • Skateboards
  • Fishing rods for tag and release only
  • Tennis rackets
  • Roller blades or skates
  • Collapsible wagon. For the safety of our guests, the wagon cannot be rolled onto/off the ship during embarkation and debarkation and cannot be rolled off/onto the ship while in port.  
  • Metal detectors
  • Boogie Boards (max. 42 inches/106cm in length)
  • Beach chair
  • Floatation Devices: For the comfort of all our guests, rafts, tubes and floatation devices other than those used as life preservers (water wings) cannot be used in the swimming pools on board.

Other Considerations (Items that cannot be taken off the ship)

  • Animal products
  • Unsealed food items
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Agriculture and Horticulture products
  • Plants / cut flowers
  • Ship property
  • Fish of any kind

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(f) Carnival reserves the right to confiscate, destroy and/or turn over to authorities these or any other items it deems in its sole discretion to be detrimental to the safety or comfort of any person or which are otherwise improperly in the possession of any Guest.

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Carnival Cruise Line Adds Drones to Prohibited Items List

  • Doug Parker
  • May 19, 2022
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If you are thinking about bringing your drone onboard your next Carnival Cruise Line sailing, you’ll want to keep reading.

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The cruise line announced on Wednesday that drones have been added to the list of prohibited items , right there alongside electrical and household appliances containing any kind of heating element, such as irons, clothes steamers, immersion heaters, heating blankets, water heaters, coffee machines, hot plates, toasters, heating pads, humidifier, etc.

Why the change?

Unfortunately, one irresponsible drone operator spoils it for everyone.

Carnival brand ambassador John Heald took to Facebook to update guests on the policy change and what was behind it.

“I know there are some experienced drone pilots out there,” he said, “but there are also some inexperienced ones. There have been some instances recently where these drones have caused problems. We also had one recently where a drone pilot crashed very close to the ship in a port.”

What Happens if You’re Caught with a Drone on a Cruise Ship?

If you are caught trying to bring your drone on board, one of two things will happen.

1. If caught in a carry-on bag: The security team that scans your bags when you first enter the cruise terminal will make you remove the drone and send you to a desk to fill out a form. Once the form has been completed, the drone will then be given to the cruise ship security team where it’ll be locked up. Guests will be able to reclaim their confiscated drone on the morning of disembarkation.

2. If caught in your checked luggage: Your bag will be set aside and put in what is called the “naughty room” on a cruise ship. In other words, your bag will make it on the ship but it will not be delivered to your stateroom. You will have to go to guest services when you don’t receive your bag, where they will tell you where to meet security personnel. Security will have you open your bag and remove the drone and then confiscate it until the end of your cruise. They know what’s in your bag from the x-ray operator noting what they saw.

Drones Are Also Not Allowed in Cruise Ports

While the footage can be remarkable, drones are also restricted in many cruise ports for a number of reasons. Take Port Canaveral for instance, there is a lot of activity in the area including Patrick’s Air Force Base, SpaceX, the United States Coast Guard, and a Navy Submarine Base.

restricted areas in Florida

In PortMiami, a good portion of the area is restricted because the shipping port runs along the flight path to Miami International Airport.

Rules may vary by jurisdiction, but if you are caught flying a drone on port property, it might result in the device being permanently destroyed by local authorities, a $5,000 fine, and you being trespassed from the port property. Being trespassed means you’ll never be able to board a ship again from that cruise port, and if you are caught trying to board, you’ll be arrested.

The moral of the story: Unless you have written permission from local authorities or the cruise line (which is near impossible), keep your drone home.

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Carnival Cruise Luggage Limits and Restrictions Every Cruiser NEEDS To Know

Excited for your first Carnival cruise trip?! You should be! But before you bust out your luggage and start packing for your voyage, it’s essential to know their unique luggage requirements.

Unlike other cruise lines, Carnival has some different rules regarding what you can and can’t bring.

When it comes to packing for your Carnival Cruise, you’ll be pleased to know that there are no restrictions on the number of bags you can bring.

However, it’s important to note that there are specific weight and size limits that you’ll need to adhere to.

By following these requirements, you’ll ensure a smooth and hassle-free embarkation process.

Be sure to review Carnival’s guidelines before packing your bags to avoid any potential issues. (We got you covered there! Just keep reading…)

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How Many Bags Can You Take On A Carnival Cruise?

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Carnival Cruise Line does not have a specific limit on the number of bags you can bring on your cruise. You are allowed to bring as many bags as you need for your trip.

However, there are weight and size restrictions that you must follow for every bag you bring.

Firstly, your bags must not exceed 50 pounds in weight, and secondly, they must be small enough to pass through the x-ray machine at security checkpoints.

Additionally, Carnival suggests that your bags should be compact enough to fit under the bed in your stateroom.

Also, each passenger is allowed to bring one carry-on bag , which must be able to fit through a standard airport security scanner. Carnival recommends that you pack all your essential items, such as medication, travel documents, and valuables, in your carry-on bag.

Is There A Weight Limit For Luggage On A Carnival Cruise?

It’s important to keep in mind that each bag you bring on your Carnival cruise must weigh less than 50 pounds (22kg) for the safety of porters who will be handling your luggage.

If you’re planning on bringing more than this weight limit, consider splitting your items into multiple smaller bags to make it easier for porters to handle them. This will help ensure that your luggage arrives at your cabin in a timely and safe manner.

If you’re flying to join your cruise, it’s crucial to be aware of any luggage weight restrictions that the airline may have.

Many airlines have weight and size restrictions on checked bags, and fees may apply if your bags exceed these limits.

Additionally, some airlines may have restrictions on the number of bags you can check, so it’s best to check with your airline before you pack to avoid any surprises at the airport.

Are There Baggage Fees On Carnival Cruises?

One of the great things about cruising with Carnival is that there are no baggage fees for the luggage you bring on board. This means that you can pack as much as you need without worrying about additional charges.

As long as each bag is 50lb (22 kg) and under, you can bring them on board for free.

However, it’s essential to note that if you’re flying to the port, you may still incur baggage fees from the airline for the bags you bring on the plane.

It’s important to keep in mind that airlines often have strict weight and size limits for checked bags, and fees may apply if your bags exceed these limits.

To avoid any unexpected fees, it’s always a good idea to pack as light as possible and to check with your airline before your flight to see if any fees apply to your luggage.

If you’re concerned about packing light, consider planning your outfits ahead of time and packing versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched.

You can also take advantage of Carnival’s laundry and dry-cleaning services to freshen up your clothes during your cruise.

By packing smart and planning ahead, you can ensure a stress-free and cost-effective travel experience.

How To Measure Luggage For A Carnival Cruise

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When preparing for a Carnival Cruise, it’s important to ensure that your luggage meets the size requirements set by the cruise line.

Here are the simple steps to measure your luggage for a Carnival Cruise:

  • Measure the height of your luggage from the bottom of the wheels or feet to the top of the extended handle.
  • Measure the width of your luggage from the widest point, typically the side pockets or bulges.
  • Measure the depth of your luggage from the front to the back of the bag.
  • Add all three measurements together to get the total linear inches of your luggage.

Carnival Cruise Line allows each guest to bring up to two pieces of luggage, each with a maximum size of 16 inches x 24 inches x 30 inches (40.64 cm x 60.96 cm x 76.2 cm) , and a maximum weight of 50 pounds (22.68 kg) per piece.

Any luggage exceeding these size and weight limits will not be allowed on board.

Can You Carry Your Own Luggage on a Cruise?

Yes, you can typically carry your own luggage on a Carnival cruise, including onto the ship.

This can be a convenient option, as it allows you to have greater control over your luggage and ensure that it stays with you until you can safely lock it in your cabin.

However, it’s important to note that carrying your own bags can require some extra effort on your part, especially if there are no porters available to assist you.

You may need to transport your bags up and down narrow hallways and multiple stairways, and elevators may not be available while the crew completes embarkation day tasks.

To make the process easier, consider packing lighter and using luggage with wheels or straps for easy transport.

Additionally, you can take advantage of Carnival’s luggage valet service, which allows you to check your bags at the port and have them delivered directly to your cabin, eliminating the need to carry your bags onto the ship.

Overall, whether you choose to carry your own bags or use the luggage valet service, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of your luggage during your Carnival cruise.

Does The “3-1-1” Liquids Rule Apply To Cruises?

3-1-1 Liquids

The “3-1-1” liquids rule that is enforced by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) is specifically for flights and does not apply to cruise ships. Unlike air travel, there are no restrictions on the amount of liquids, gels, or aerosols that you can bring onboard a Carnival cruise ship.

This means that you can bring full-sized containers of shampoo, hairspray, or toothpaste from home without worrying about the “3-1-1” rule. However, it’s still important to pack these items carefully to avoid spills or leaks during transit.

While there are no specific restrictions on liquids for cruise travel, it’s always a good idea to check with Carnival’s website or contact them directly for any guidelines on what is and isn’t allowed in your luggage.

Prohibited Items on a Cruise

Cruise lines have specific guidelines on items that are prohibited on board for safety reasons. Some of the common items that are not allowed on a cruise include:

  • Illegal drugs or substances
  • Firearms, ammunition, explosives or other weapons
  • Hoverboards, Segways, and other personal transportation devices
  • Candles, incense, and any other open flames
  • Heating elements such as hot plates, coffee makers, and toasters
  • Drones or other remote-controlled flying devices
  • Scuba tanks, spearguns, and other diving equipment (unless approved by the cruise line)
  • Large coolers and other bulky items

In addition to the above, cruise lines also prohibit certain items that may pose a health or safety risk, such as certain types of food, medical equipment, and hazardous materials. It’s important to check with your specific cruise line for a full list of prohibited items before you pack for your trip.

What Happens If I Bring Something That I’m Not Supposed To?

If you bring something that is prohibited on a cruise, the item may be confiscated by the security team during the boarding process or during any inspection that takes place during the cruise.

Depending on the nature of the item, you may be asked to dispose of it or it may be held in a safe location on the ship until the end of the cruise. For example, if you bring alcohol on board, it may be held until the end of the cruise, and returned to you before you disembark.

If the item is illegal, such as drugs or weapons, the cruise line will turn it over to the appropriate authorities and you may face legal consequences.

It’s important to review the list of prohibited items provided by your cruise line before packing and to make sure that you comply with all rules and regulations. If you have any questions or concerns about a specific item, it’s always best to contact the cruise line directly for clarification.

Can I Bring Alcohol In My Bags When Boarding?

With the exception of embarkation day, guests are not allowed to bring alcoholic beverages on board .

However, during embarkation day, guests who are 21 years of age or older are permitted to bring one 750-ml bottle of unopened and sealed wine or champagne per person in their carry-on luggage.

Bringing bottled water, sodas, and other non-alcoholic beverages on board is not allowed.

However, guests can bring a limited amount of non-alcoholic beverages such as sparkling water, sodas, juice, and milk that are packaged in cans or cartons on embarkation day.

These items must be packed in the guest’s carry-on luggage and should not exceed a maximum of 12 sealed, unopened cans/cartons of 12 ounces (approximately 350 ml) or less per person.

It’s important to note that all alcoholic beverages, as well as non-alcoholic beverages that do not meet the exceptions mentioned above, are strictly prohibited in both checked and carry-on luggage.

Any such items found during security checks will be confiscated and discarded, and no compensation will be provided.

Will My Bags Be Searched On A Cruise Ship?

Yes, your bags will be subject to security screening when boarding a Carnival cruise ship. This is a standard procedure for all cruise lines to ensure the safety of passengers and crew members.

The security team will scan your bags using X-ray machines and may conduct physical inspections if necessary. They will be looking for any prohibited items such as weapons, illegal drugs, alcohol, or other items that may pose a risk to the safety and security of the ship and its passengers.

How Much To Tip Cruise Luggage Porters

The recommended tip amount for cruise luggage porters is $2-$3 per bag.

For example, if you have two bags, you could tip the porter $4-$6. It’s important to have cash on hand to tip the porter directly as they are not allowed to accept tips added to your onboard account.

It’s also a good idea to have your bags tagged with the cruise line luggage tags before handing them over to the porter. This will help ensure that your bags are properly identified and delivered to your stateroom once you board the ship.

Overall, tipping is a personal decision, and you can adjust the amount based on the level of service you receive or your budget.

But as a general guideline, tipping the cruise luggage porters is considered a standard practice in the cruise industry.

Carnival Luggage Tags

The luggage tags provided by Carnival will assist the ship’s porters in delivering your luggage directly to your stateroom.

Once you have completed the online check-in for your Carnival cruise, you’ll receive personalized luggage tags along with your electronic documents.

These tags can be accessed on the following website: www.carnival.com/BookedGuest

You should print out your luggage tags at home. Black and white is fine – you don’t need to print Carnival luggage tags in colour.

Before you arrive at the port you should fasten your luggage tags to your baggage. If you don’t have enough tags, don’t worry, you can get extra ones from the curbside porters.

If the cabin number on your luggage tag says TBA, the porters will retag your luggage with the correct cabin number.

What To Put In Your Carry-On Bag

Passport in Luggage

It’s always a good idea to pack a carry-on bag with the essential items that you may need before your checked luggage arrives in your stateroom.

Here are some suggestions for what to put in your carry-on bag for a cruise:

  • Travel documents: This includes your passport or other identification, cruise tickets, boarding passes, and any other important travel documents.
  • Medications: Any prescription medications or other essential over-the-counter medications should be packed in your carry-on bag.
  • Valuables: Any valuable items such as jewelry, cash, and electronics should be kept in your carry-on bag.
  • Change of clothes: It’s a good idea to pack a change of clothes, including swimwear and comfortable shoes, in case your checked luggage is delayed or lost.
  • Toiletries: Pack a small bag with travel-sized toiletries, such as toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, and any other personal hygiene items you may need.
  • Entertainment: Pack a book, e-reader, or tablet, and headphones to keep you entertained during the embarkation process.
  • Snacks and water: Pack some snacks and a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated and avoid purchasing expensive snacks on board.

Remember that carry-on bags are subject to security screening, so it’s important to check the policies for prohibited items before packing your bag.

It’s also a good idea to label your carry-on bag with your name and contact information in case it gets misplaced or lost during embarkation.

Can You Bring Snacks On A Carnival Cruise?

You can bring pre-packaged and unopened food and snacks on your Carnival cruise.

However, homemade food is not permitted on board the ship due to safety and hygiene reasons. Candy and potato chips are examples of pre-packaged snacks that are allowed on board.

It’s important to note that any fresh produce, meats, or dairy products are not allowed to be brought on board the ship.

The cruise line offers a variety of dining options and meal services, so you won’t go hungry while on your cruise.

Additionally, it’s recommended that you pack your snacks in your carry-on luggage, as checked luggage may not be accessible until later in the day.

Can You Bring Soda On A Carnival Cruise?

On a Carnival cruise, each guest is permitted to bring a 12-pack of soda in cans or cartons up to 12 ounces (350ml) in size. Alternatively, you may also bring other non-alcoholic beverages like sparkling water, juice, or milk.

The beverages should also be in their original, unopened packaging for safety and security reasons.

If you exceed the 12-can limit, any additional beverages will be confiscated and discarded by the cruise line.

Can You Bring Bottled Water On A Carnival Cruise?

Bottled water is not allowed to be brought on board a Carnival cruise. However, you have the option to purchase a package of 12 bottles of water which will be delivered to your stateroom for a fee of $4.95.

If you require distilled water for medical reasons or for your baby, you may bring it in your carry-on luggage or purchase it from room service for $3.00 per gallon. It’s recommended that you pack the distilled water in its original packaging and label it clearly for ease of identification.

Can You Bring Wine On A Carnival Cruise?

Adults (21 years and older) on a Carnival cruise are allowed to bring one 750ml bottle of wine or champagne per person to be consumed in their stateroom.

Make sure to pack this bottle of wine in your carry-on luggage.

Can You Bring Vapes On A Carnival Cruise?

Vape pens are permitted on board Carnival cruise ships, but it’s important to note that vaping is treated the same as smoking.

This means that you can only use your vape pen in designated smoking areas and not in your stateroom or on your balcony.

It’s important to respect the designated smoking areas on board and to follow all posted signs and regulations.

Vaping in non-designated areas or violating the cruise line’s smoking policies can result in disciplinary action.

Additionally, it’s important to pack your vape pen and any associated accessories in your carry-on luggage, as they are not allowed in checked luggage.

It’s also recommended to bring enough supplies for the duration of your cruise, as you will not be able to find replacement items on board.

Can You Bring Weed On A Carnival Cruise?

Carnival Cruise Line strictly prohibits the possession and use of marijuana of all kinds, including medical marijuana with a prescription and CBD, on board their ships.

This policy is in line with federal and international laws, as well as the cruise line’s own regulations.

Passengers found in possession of marijuana or any other illegal substances will face serious consequences, including disembarkation at the next port of call and possible legal action.

It’s important to note that even if you have a prescription for medical marijuana, it is not allowed on board Carnival cruise ships.

Passengers with medical conditions requiring the use of medication should make sure to bring enough supplies to last the duration of their cruise and to check with the cruise line’s policies on bringing medication on board.

Can You Bring Cigars On A Carnival Cruise?

Similar to cigarettes and vapes, cigars and tobacco pipes can be brought on board Carnival cruise ships, and there are designated smoking areas where they can be enjoyed.

However, these areas are typically more limited compared to areas where cigarette smoking is allowed.

Can You Bring A Drone On A Carnival Cruise?

As of May 2022, Carnival Cruise Line has implemented a complete ban on drones on their ships. Previously, guests were allowed to bring drones in their luggage to use outside of the ship and port area.

However, now it is required that guests check in their drones with the Chief Security Officer.

This means that guests are no longer permitted to use drones for photography or any other purposes while on board a Carnival cruise ship. Any drones found on board will be confiscated and held until the end of the cruise.

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Can You Bring a Drone on a Cruise? Your Ultimate Guide.

If you’re wondering whether you can bring a drone on a cruise , you’ve come to the right place. In this ultimate guide, we’ll explore the rules and  regulations  surrounding drones on cruises, as well as provide valuable  tips  for  drone enthusiasts .

Key Takeaways:

  • While most  cruise lines   do not allow drones  on board, a few  cruise lines  permit passengers to bring drones for use in port only.
  • Carnival  Cruise Line,  Royal Caribbean  International, and Celebrity Cruises are among the  cruise lines  that allow drones, with specific guidelines for storage and operation.
  • It is crucial to check local  regulations  and obtain any necessary  permits  before  flying a drone  in port, as laws may vary.
  • Disney  Cruise Line,  Holland America  Line,  MSC  Cruises,  Norwegian  Cruise Line, and Princess Cruises  do not allow drones  on board.
  • Passengers should respect  cruise line policies  and understand the potential  consequences  of not adhering to the rules.

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Why Are Drones Not Allowed on Most Cruise Lines?

Safety and security are top priorities for cruise lines, which is why drones are generally not allowed on board. Cruise ships are complex environments with limited space, and the presence of drones can pose significant risks to both passengers and crew. Drones have the potential to interfere with navigation systems, endanger other guests and crew members, and invade privacy. Additionally, the remote-controlled nature of drones makes it difficult for cruise ship security personnel to monitor and control their use effectively.

Cruise lines also have to comply with international  regulations  and restrictions on the use of drones. For instance, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has guidelines in place to ensure the safety and security of maritime operations, and these guidelines often restrict the use of drones on cruise ships.

While the majority of cruise lines do not permit drones on board, there are a few exceptions that allow passengers to bring drones for use in port only. These cruise lines have strict regulations in place to ensure the safe and responsible operation of drones while in  port.

If you plan to  bring a drone on a cruise , it is essential to research the regulations and obtain any necessary permits before flying in  port.  Each port of call may have its own specific rules and restrictions regarding drone usage. Ignoring these regulations can result in legal  consequences  and potentially ruin your cruise experience.

For cruise lines that strictly prohibit drones on board, such as  Disney Cruise Line ,  Holland America  Line,  MSC   Cruises ,  Norwegian   Cruise Line , and Princess Cruises , it is important to respect their policies. Failure to comply with these policies may result in confiscation of the drone and potential disciplinary actions.

Drone-Friendly Cruise Lines

While most cruise lines have restrictions on drones, there are a few exceptions that allow passengers to bring drones for use in  port.   Carnival   Cruise Line ,  Royal Caribbean  International, and Celebrity Cruises are among the  drone-friendly cruise lines  that understand the appeal and creative potential of  drone photography . These cruise lines recognize the passion of  drone enthusiasts who seek to capture breathtaking aerial shots during their voyages.

For passengers aboard these  drone-friendly cruise lines , it’s important to note that the use of drones is restricted to port areas only. Drones must be stored with the chief security officer and operated outside of the port area to ensure the safety and privacy of other guests. While the opportunity to capture stunning aerial views is exciting, it’s crucial to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the cruise line.

If you’re planning to bring your drone on a cruise with Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, or Celebrity Cruises, it’s advisable to familiarize yourself with the specific policies and regulations regarding drone usage. Each cruise line may have different requirements and restrictions, so it’s essential to stay informed to avoid any unwanted surprises.

  • Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, and Celebrity Cruises allow passengers to bring drones on board for use in port only.
  • Drone usage on these cruise lines is subject to specific guidelines, including storage with the chief security officer and operation outside of the port area.
  • Passengers should familiarize themselves with the cruise line’s policies and regulations regarding drone usage to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.

By adhering to the regulations set forth by these  drone-friendly cruise lines , passengers can capture stunning aerial footage and create lasting memories during their voyage.

Regulations and Permits for Flying a Drone in Port

Before taking your drone out for a spin in port, it’s crucial to familiarize yourself with the local regulations and secure any required permits. Each port may have its own set of rules regarding drone usage, so it’s important to do your research beforehand to ensure a smooth and legal flying experience.

When it comes to  flying a drone  in port , safety should be your number one priority. Make sure you are aware of any restricted areas or no-fly zones in the vicinity. This information can usually be obtained from the local authorities or port administration. Additionally, be mindful of any height restrictions and abide by them to avoid any potential accidents or conflicts.

While some ports may not require permits for recreational drone use, others may have specific regulations in place. For example, certain locations may require you to obtain a permit if you plan to fly your drone for commercial purposes, such as capturing footage for a video or photography project. In these cases, it is essential to obtain the necessary permits and follow any additional guidelines provided.

In conclusion,  flying a drone in a port can be a thrilling experience, but it’s essential to understand and comply with the regulations and obtain any necessary permits. By doing so, you can enjoy capturing stunning aerial footage while respecting the local laws and ensuring the safety of yourself and others.

Cruise Lines That Do Not Allow Drones

If you’re sailing with  Disney ,  Holland America ,  MSC ,  Norwegian , or Princess, it’s important to note that drones are not permitted on their ships. These cruise lines have implemented strict policies regarding the use of drones due to safety and security concerns. While drones have become increasingly popular for capturing stunning aerial photos and videos, their use on these cruise lines is prohibited to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all passengers.

Disney Cruise Line, known for its family-friendly atmosphere and magical experiences, does not allow drones on board. The same applies to Holland America Line, a premium cruise line offering luxurious amenities and destinations around the world. MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Princess Cruises also have similar policies in place, prohibiting drones on their ships.

It’s important for passengers to respect these  cruise line policies  and adhere to the rules. Bringing a drone on board any of these ships can result in  consequences , including confiscation of the device and potential disciplinary action. By understanding and following these guidelines, we can all contribute to a safe and enjoyable cruising experience.

While these cruise lines do not permit drones on board, there are still plenty of opportunities to capture beautiful moments during your cruise vacation. From breathtaking views on deck to exciting shore excursions, you’ll have many chances to create lifelong memories without the need for a drone. So sit back, relax, and enjoy everything these cruise lines have to offer!

Respecting Cruise Line Policies and Consequences of Not Adhering

It’s essential to respect the policies set forth by your chosen cruise line and be aware of the potential consequences that may arise from not adhering to them. Each cruise line has its own rules and regulations regarding the use of drones on board, and failure to comply with these policies can lead to serious repercussions. By understanding and following the guidelines, you can ensure a smooth and enjoyable cruise experience.

When a cruise line prohibits drones, it is typically due to concerns over passenger safety and security. Drones can pose a risk if not operated properly, especially in crowded areas such as cruise ships. Additionally, privacy concerns may arise when drones are used to capture photos or videos of other passengers without their consent. By respecting the policies set by the cruise line, you contribute to the overall safety and comfort of everyone on board.

To give you an idea of the consequences of not adhering to these policies, cruise lines can confiscate drones if they are found on board without permission. In some cases, passengers may even face additional penalties or be asked to disembark from the ship at the next port. It’s important to note that cruise lines have the authority to enforce these policies in order to maintain the well-being of all passengers and staff.

By familiarizing yourself with the specific policies of your chosen cruise line and respecting them throughout your journey, you can ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for yourself and your fellow passengers. Remember to always follow the guidelines provided by the cruise line, obtain any necessary permits for drone use in port, and be mindful of the potential consequences of not adhering to these rules.

Tips for Drone Enthusiasts on Cruises

For  drone enthusiasts  eager to capture stunning aerial footage during their cruise, here are some useful  tips  to ensure a smooth experience:

  • Research and familiarize yourself with the drone regulations and laws of the ports you will be visiting. Each location may have different rules and restrictions, so it’s important to stay informed and avoid any legal issues.
  • Pack your drone safely and securely. Use a durable and protective case to transport your drone, ensuring it is well-padded to prevent any damage during travel. Also, don’t forget to bring extra batteries and memory cards for extended flight time and storage capacity.
  • Prioritize safety and respect for others. Always follow the general safety guidelines for drone operation, such as avoiding crowded areas, maintaining a safe distance from people and property, and flying in appropriate weather conditions. Additionally, be considerate of fellow passengers and crew by being mindful of your drone’s noise levels and avoiding any disturbances.
  • Take advantage of the unique perspectives that  drone photography  offers. Experiment with different angles and heights to capture breathtaking views of the cruise ship, ports, and surrounding landscapes. Let your creativity soar and create memorable moments from above.

Example Quote:

“Drones have revolutionized the way we capture photos and videos. By following these  tips , drone enthusiasts can make the most of their cruise experience while respecting the rules and ensuring safety for everyone on board.” – John Doe, Experienced Drone Photographer

Understanding Drone Laws at Various Ports of Call

When planning your drone adventures in different ports of call, it’s vital to familiarize yourself with the  drone laws  specific to each destination. Drone regulations vary from country to country, and it’s crucial to abide by these laws to ensure a safe and legal experience.

Some ports of call may have strict rules regarding drone usage, including restrictions on where you can fly and permits that need to be obtained. It’s important to research and understand these regulations before bringing your drone on a  cruise.

To help you navigate the  drone laws  at different ports of call, we’ve compiled a table summarizing some common guidelines and restrictions:

Remember, these regulations are subject to change, so it’s essential to stay updated and check for any updates or amendments prior to your visit. Ignoring  drone laws  can lead to fines, confiscation of your device, and even legal trouble, which can ruin your cruise experience.

By taking the time to understand and adhere to drone laws at various ports of call, you can enjoy your drone adventures responsibly and capture stunning aerial footage without any complications.

Drone Storage and Operation Guidelines on Drone-Friendly Cruise Lines

If you’re sailing with a drone-friendly cruise line, it’s crucial to adhere to their storage and  operation guidelines  to ensure a safe experience for everyone on board. These guidelines are in place to protect the privacy and security of passengers and crew, as well as to prevent any potential accidents or disruptions. Here are some important guidelines to keep in mind when bringing your drone on a cruise:

  • Storage:  When not in use, drones must be stored with the chief security officer on board. This ensures that the drone is securely stored and that only authorized individuals have access to it. Make sure to follow the specific storage instructions provided by the cruise line to ensure the safety of your drone and those around you.
  • Operation:  Drones should only be operated outside of the port area. This is to prevent any interference with the ship’s operations and to ensure the safety of passengers and crew. Before operating your drone, make sure to familiarize yourself with the specific  operation guidelines  set by the cruise line. This includes restrictions on altitude, distance, and flight paths.

By following these storage and  operation guidelines , you can enjoy the use of your drone while respecting the policies of the cruise line and ensuring the safety and enjoyment of everyone on board. Remember to always fly responsibly and abide by local laws and regulations when flying your drone in port.

Safety Precautions and Etiquette When Flying a Drone on a Cruise

To ensure the safety of yourself, other passengers, and the crew, it’s essential to follow these  safety precautions  and practice drone flying  etiquette  on your  cruise.

Safety Precautions:

  • Before flying your drone, familiarize yourself with the user manual and understand its features and capabilities.
  • Always perform a pre-flight check to ensure that your drone is in proper working condition and the battery is fully charged.
  • Choose an open area away from people, structures, and other aircraft to fly your drone.
  • Maintain a safe distance from the ship, keeping in mind the potential hazards of strong winds and unpredictable weather conditions.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times and avoid flying near crowded areas, such as swimming pools or busy decks.
  • Respect any restricted areas and follow the guidelines provided by the cruise line.

Drone Flying Etiquette:

  • Always ask for permission from fellow passengers before flying your drone to ensure their comfort and privacy.
  • Avoid filming or photographing people without their consent.
  • Do not fly your drone near balconies or open windows to respect the privacy of others.
  • Be mindful of noise levels and avoid flying during early morning or late evening hours when passengers may be resting.
  • Control your drone responsibly and avoid any aggressive or reckless flying behavior.

By following these  safety precautions  and practicing drone flying  etiquette , you can enjoy capturing stunning aerial footage while respecting the well-being and privacy of others on your  cruise.

“Safety first! Prioritize the safety of yourself, other passengers, and the crew when operating your drone on a cruise. By adhering to  safety precautions  and practicing drone flying  etiquette , you can enjoy the  benefits  of aerial photography while being respectful and considerate of others.”

Enjoying the Benefits of Drone Photography on Your Cruise

Drone photography  offers a range of exciting  benefits  that can enhance your cruise experience and create stunning visual memories. Take advantage of the unique perspectives and panoramic views that a drone can capture, allowing you to see your cruise destination from a whole new angle. Whether you’re sailing through crystal-clear waters in the Caribbean or exploring historic ports in Europe, a drone can help you document the beauty of your surroundings.

One of the greatest advantages of drone photography on a cruise is the ability to capture breathtaking aerial shots. You can soar above the ship and capture the vastness of the ocean, showcasing the grandeur of the vessel against the backdrop of endless blue. Imagine the awe-inspiring photos you can take as the sun sets over the horizon, casting a golden glow on the water, or as you approach a tropical island with pristine beaches and lush greenery.

Furthermore, drone photography allows you to easily document your cruise adventures. With a drone, you can effortlessly capture group photos, creating lasting memories with your loved ones against the stunning backdrop of your cruise ship. You can also record your excursions and port visits from above, providing a unique perspective of your journey. From bustling cityscapes to historical landmarks, a drone can help you capture the essence of each destination you visit.

It’s important to note that while drone photography offers incredible  benefits , it’s crucial to follow the rules and regulations set by both the cruise line and the local authorities. Ensure that you obtain the necessary permits, adhere to the designated flying areas, and always prioritize the safety and privacy of others. By doing so, you can fully enjoy the benefits of drone photography on your cruise while respecting the policies and guidelines in place.

Bringing a drone on a cruise requires careful consideration of the policies and regulations set by different cruise lines, but with the right knowledge and adherence to guidelines, you can enjoy the exciting possibilities of aerial photography during your voyage.

While drones are generally not allowed on most cruise lines due to safety and security concerns, there are a few exceptions. Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, and Celebrity Cruises permit passengers to bring drones, but they must be stored with the chief security officer and operated outside of the port area. It’s important to check the regulations and obtain any necessary permits before flying a drone in port, as local laws may vary.

On the other hand, cruise lines such as Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Princess Cruises strictly prohibit drones on board. To ensure a smooth sailing experience, it’s crucial for passengers to respect the policies of the cruise line they are sailing with and understand the potential consequences of not adhering to the rules.

By understanding the drone laws at various ports of call and following safety precautions and etiquette, you can make the most of your drone photography on a cruise. Capture unique aerial perspectives and create unforgettable memories as you explore new destinations from above.

Can You Bring a Drone on a Cruise?

While most cruise lines  do not allow drones  on board, there are a few exceptions. Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, and Celebrity Cruises permit passengers to bring drones for use in port only. However, it is important to check the regulations and obtain any necessary permits before flying a drone in port, as local laws may vary.

Why are drones not allowed on most cruise lines?

The main reason drones are not allowed on most cruise lines is due to safety and security concerns. Cruise lines have strict regulations in place to ensure the safety of their passengers and crew, as well as to protect the privacy and security of the ship.

Which cruise lines allow drones?

Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, and Celebrity Cruises allow drones, but they must be stored with the chief security officer and operated outside of the port area.

Are there regulations and permits for flying a drone in port?

Yes, it is important to check the regulations and obtain any necessary permits before flying a drone in port. Local laws may vary, and failure to comply with regulations can result in fines or confiscation of the drone.

Which cruise lines do not allow drones?

Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Princess Cruises do not allow drones on board.

What happens if I do not adhere to the cruise line’s drone policy?

It is important to respect the policies of the cruise line you are sailing with. Failure to adhere to the drone policy can result in confiscation of the drone, penalties, or even being denied boarding.

Are there any tips for drone enthusiasts on cruises?

Yes, if you plan on bringing a drone on a cruise, consider factors such as packing considerations, battery life, and flying locations. It’s also important to be aware of your surroundings and follow safety guidelines.

Are there different drone laws at various ports of call?

Yes, drone laws may vary from one port to another. It’s important to research and understand the specific rules and regulations at each port of call to ensure compliance.

How should I store and operate my drone on drone-friendly cruise lines?

On cruise lines that allow drones, they must be stored with the chief security officer and operated outside of the port area. Always follow the specific guidelines provided by the cruise line to ensure compliance.

What safety precautions should I take when flying a drone on a cruise?

When flying a drone on a cruise, it’s important to ensure a safe and respectful experience. Follow all safety guidelines provided by the cruise line, be mindful of your surroundings, and avoid flying in restricted or crowded areas.

What are the benefits of drone photography on a cruise?

Drone photography on a cruise offers unique aerial perspectives and allows you to capture stunning photos and videos of your journey. It can create memorable moments and provide a different viewpoint of the ship and various  ports of call.

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Are Drones Allowed On Cruise Ships? (7+ Cruise Line Drone Policies)

Published by transcendfpv on 2020-08-22 2020-08-22

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My wife and I love cruises! There’s no better bang-for-your-buck travel experience that will allow you to see so many incredible places in a short period of time. I hadn’t been on a cruise since I got into filming with my drone and wondered if I could take my drone on a cruise. So, I did some research to see if drones are allowed on cruise ships.

Drones are allowed on board of Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise lines. They must be stored in your room and CANNOT be flown on the ship or in the port area. They may only be flown at the destination if local laws allow. MSC cruises offer drone racing experiences on some of their ships for families to learn and experience drones for the first time.

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Can you bring a drone on a cruise ship?

Whether or not you can bring your drone on your cruise entirely depends on what cruise liner you are traveling on. Some cruise lines allow for drones to be used at the destinations only while some prohibit them from being brought on board entirely.

As consumer drones continue to rise in popularity, I expect most of these cruises to change their policies to allow for drones much like the major airlines.

I have researched eight of the top cruise lines and found their policies on drones. Bookmark this page and reference it right before your trip to make sure that you are up to date on the latest policy changes.

Are drones allowed on Royal Caribbean cruises?

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According to the Royal Caribbean cruise policy , drones are allowed to be taken on board for use only at destinations or ports of call.

You may not operate a drone on the ship itself and will have your drone confiscated at the very least and possibly be kicked off the ship. Your drone must stay stored in your room unless you are taking it off the ship with you.

You also cannot operate your drone within the port area or at any of the Royal Caribbean private destinations like Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas or Labadee, Haiti.

So as long as you never take your drone out on the ship, you can bring your drone on Royal Caribbean cruise lines to use for filming and enjoyment at destinations.

For the most up to date policy on bringing drones on Royal Caribbean, click here.

Can you bring a drone on a Princess cruise?

Princess Cruises explicitly states in their list of prohibited items that drones are NOT allowed on their ships at any time. This extends to any flying device or toy.

They don’t go into reasoning but like much of the other prohibited items, it is probably purely a safety measure. As drones rise in popularity in the consumer market, this policy could change.

Some forum users indicate there might be exceptions made by ship security, but I have a hard time imagining a good excuse for them to let you board with your drone.

So if you are planning a Princess cruise, you will be restricted to ground level photography because drones are not allowed on their cruise ships.

For the most up to date Princess cruise policy on drones, click here.

Are drones allowed on Carnival cruise ships?

According to Carnival’s latest policy on prohibited items , you absolutely can bring a drone on their cruise ship. Much like Royal Caribbean, drones are only allowed for use on land.

You must keep your drone stored in your room until you reach a destination where you can take it with you to do what you please.

You will have to make sure the destination allows drones, but that research is on you and Carnival won’t accept any responsibility for local government or police confiscating your drone.

So for Carnival cruise goers, you can bring a drone on their ship for some amazing photos and video of all your travel fun!

For the most up to date policy on bringing drones onboard Carnival cruises, click here.

Can you bring a drone on a Disney cruise?

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While not listed with the serious prohibited items like firearms, Disney cruises do not allow drones onboard for safety reasons.

Considering the target market of Disney cruises being young families, drones are probably not going to be allowed on this cruise line for a while, if ever.

So if your family is planning on cruising with Mickey and Goofy and the gang, leave the drone at home because it will not be allowed onboard.

For the most up to date policy on bringing drones onboard Disney cruises, click here.

Are drones allowed on Norwegian cruise lines?

At the time of writing this article, drones were number twenty-two on Norwegian Cruise Lines prohibited item list .

They specify that any autonomous or remote-controlled aircraft including drones are prohibited from being brought onto the cruise ship.

After browsing a couple of forums, I did see multiple stories of people successfully bringing their drones onboard Norwegian cruises and taking them off the boat at port, but the official policy prohibits them.

So according to company policy, drones are not allowed on Norwegian cruise lines.

For the most up to date policy on bringing a drone on Norwegian, click here.

Can you bring a drone on Celebrity cruises?

According to the Celebrity Cruise FAQ page , drones are allowed on Celebrity cruises but may only be flown on land.

The policy is identical to Royal Caribbean’s policy and requires your drone to be stored in your room and not to be flown on the ship or in the port area.

As drones continue to rise in popularity with consumers, I imagine this is going to be the policy for most cruise lines. Until then, you for sure can bring a drone on Celebrity cruises.

For the most up to date FAQ about Celebrity’s drone policy, click here.

Are drones allowed on Holland America cruise ships?

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According to the Holland America information packet, drones are not allowed on their cruise ships for safety reasons.

Any drone or remote-controlled flying device cannot be brought on board at this time. This policy may change in the near future.

For the most up to date policy on if drones are allowed on Holland America, click here.

Can you bring a drone on MSC cruises?

Unfortunately, MSC cruises does explicitly call out drones on their prohibited items list (although without much explanation).

So drones are not allowed on MSC cruises, at least personal drones. They do, however, offer a cool, new family experience on the MSC Grandiosa called The Drone Academy!

The Drone Academy is a night time event where teens learn drone piloting skills and then compete in a drone race with glowing drones, relay gates and more! You can check out what drone racing is all about on some of these YouTube channels.

So while you can’t bring a drone on MSC cruises, at least there’s some drone fun to be had!

For the most up to date MSC Cruise drone policy, click here.

Flying a drone on a cruise ship

So no matter the cruise ship, flying a drone while aboard the ship is strictly prohibited. Your drone will be confiscated and there is a chance you will be kicked off the boat.

Apart from the obvious safety concerns that the cruise lines have with drone flying on a crowded boat, there are other reasons that would make flying a drone on a cruise ship pretty stupid.

One big one is wind and the speed of the boat. When you are aboard one of these massive ships, it is hard to decipher just how fast those boats are moving.

Also with you a hundred plus feet in the air on the top deck, the wind can be pretty extreme and erratic. The second your drone takes off, the wind and speed of the boat could carry your drone helplessly out of range until it dies into the ocean.

Radar and electronics systems on cruise ships could also potentially cause lots of problems with your drone’s flight making a successful flight unlikely.

The only reason to bring a drone on a cruise ship is for filming, photography and flying your drone at the ports of call, or the destinations.

You will have to do your own research into the local laws and regulations of the destination to make sure you can fly your drone legally. Make sure you check out our list of countries where drones are banned.

Tips for traveling with a drone

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Traveling with a drone is becoming more and more common and airlines and cruise liners are adjusting to the rise in drone popularity. Policies are changing making it easier to travel with drones, but here are some quick tips:

  • Protect your drone, accessories and batteries in a drone specific bag or backpack like this one
  • Check policies of both the airline and cruise ship before bringing your drone
  • Check the local laws and regulations for each destination city

For more in-depth tips, make sure to read our guide on how to travel with a drone.

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Can You Bring a Drone on a Cruise? (Read This First)

By: Author Elizabeth Ciobanu

Posted on Last updated: September 24, 2021

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Cruises are the best. They provide superb value for your money as you get to see so many amazing places within a short period. If you own a drone and have gone or are planning to go on a cruise, you may be considering bringing your flying machine to take some stunning aerial photographs and videos. But before you pack your drone, it’s worth doing a little research to find out whether you can bring drones on a cruise or not. 

Some cruise lines such as  Royal Caribbean Cruise, Carnival Cruise, and Celebrity Cruise are the few cruise lines that allow passengers to bring drones aboard, but they have rules about what type of drones are allowed. Almost all other cruise lines prohibit passengers from bringing a drone aboard.

As you can see, there aren’t many cruise lines out there that allow passengers to bring drones aboard. Even Carnival, which permits drones, insists that only camera drones are allowed and both Carnival and Caribbean cruise lines explicitly forbid the operation of drones while on the cruise. 

Bringing a drone on a cruise

While both the Royal and Carnival cruise lines may allow you to bring drones onboard, they have policies against using drones while on the cruise. The reason for this is for the safety and privacy of other people onboard. Drone accidents are not uncommon and other people onboard may not take kindly to appearing in your photos or videos. 

So while you can take a drone aboard these two cruise lines, your drone is to remain in your cabin at all times until you dock. The policy against the operation of drones doesn’t end at the docks either, as you have to be away from the port before you can use your drone. So in a nutshell, you can only transport your drone on the Caribbean Cruise and Carnival Cruise and use your drone on land away from the ports. 

If you are on the Royal Caribbean cruise ( link ), you are also not allowed to use drones at their private destinations which include CocoCay, in the Bahamas, or Labadee, Haiti. If you are caught operating a drone onboard, your drone will be confiscated and returned to you at the end of the cruise. However, you’ll be warned and reminded of the Cruise’s policy and may even be subjected to disembarkment. 

When you reach your destination and are away from the ports, you are allowed to use your drones assuming full responsibility for understanding all drone rules and regulations in the area.

Are drones allowed on a Disney Cruise?

You can’t take a drone on a Disney cruise ( link ) for safety reasons. Yes, drones are not permitted and listed with serious prohibited items like firearms on Disney cruise lines. Their use is prohibited for the safety of everyone on board. 

Remember that Disney Cruises are mostly patronized by families, young families to be precise, and children are bound to be on board. So if you are traveling on a Disney Cruise line, leave your drone at home. Don’t even bother to bring it on board – and we don’t think this rule is going to change anytime soon.

Can you bring a drone on Celebrity cruises?

Celebrity Cruise has a drone policy that’s similar to that of the Royal Caribbean. They do allow you to bring a drone on board but you aren’t allowed to fly the drone until you are on land away from the port. Your drone must be kept in your room at all times while on the ship.

Can you bring a drone on a Princess cruise?

Drones are among the list of prohibited items on Princess Cruises. According to their policy, drones are prohibited on all Princess cruises at all times. This policy includes any flying device or toy. As long as an item is capable of flying, you can’t bring it on Princess cruises. 

The cruise line didn’t explain the reasoning behind banning drones on their website, but we suspect it’s mainly for security/safety reasons. 

Another cruise line with a very similar policy to that of Princess’ is the Norwegian Cruise Line which explicitly forbids any autonomous or remote-controlled aircraft of which drones are among . The reason for this is for safety purposes although it’s possible this policy may be revised as drones become even more popular. 

Things to consider before taking your drone on a cruise

Since not all cruise lines allow passengers to bring drones aboard, it’s in your interest to do your research about drone policies before getting on a cruise. And it’s not just a matter of finding out the drone policy of the cruise lines you’ll be on. Each country has its own specific laws on drones. So before going on your next cruise trip, find out about the following:

  • What are the drone policies of the cruise line you are traveling with? This isn’t difficult to find out as most cruise lines have a website where you can find out about items you can or can’t bring onboard.
  • Find out about any drone laws in the ports your cruise will be stopping at. Being able to bring a drone on a cruise doesn’t mean you’ll be able to use a said drone on an island or country along the route of your cruise line. We are sure you don’t want any legal issues in a foreign country caused by flying your drone illegally. 

Why do most cruise lines have policies against drones?

The main reason drones aren’t allowed on most cruise lines is for safety. The cruise line isn’t keen on having any drone-related accidents onboard that might cause injury to their passengers. Cruises have a high density of people for the given area, which means not a lot of open space to fly a drone safely. After all, a basic drone safety rule is to never fly over crowds. 

Privacy is another matter and since most drones are fitted with cameras, the idea is to maintain the privacy of everyone onboard. Other passengers onboard the cruise don’t want to end up featured on your video to appear who-knows-where.

Even when drones are allowed on a cruise line, it’s just for transportation since you are strictly forbidden from using drones onboard. There’s also the possibility that drones may interfere with the proper functioning of some instruments aboard and cruise lines want to avoid this by ensuring drones are not used on the cruise. 

Which ports are drone friendly, and what are the laws?

Remember we suggested that you research drone laws in any ports your cruise will be stopping by? The reason for this is because not all ports are drone-friendly as drone laws will be different in different countries and at different ports. 

Even if you are allowed to bring your drone onboard, be sure to find out about the drone laws in any port before bringing your drone out to fly. Your cruise line will not take any responsibility for your action and it’s assumed that you know the drone laws in any port you are in before flying your drone. 

There are a number of drone-friendly ports around the world such as Aruba , Cozumel in Mexico, Roatan in Honduras, and so on. Cruises to Alaska may have some drone-friendly destinations, just keep in mind that you can’t fly a drone in a National Park. For European cruises, it will vary by country and city whether you can fly a drone , but most European cities do not allow drones, although you may be able to fly out in the countryside. 

While you have the green light to fly drones in these areas, you still have to follow general drone laws such as not flying over large crowds, not exceeding 400 ft from the ground, having your drone in your line of sight at all times, not flying at night, and so on. 

What is the penalty for flying a drone in an unauthorized port or cruise line?

There are consequences to our actions and this applies to flying a drone unauthorized on a cruise line or port. For cruise lines that don’t allow drones on board, you are not supposed to be in possession of a drone in the first place. If you are found with a drone in your possession, it will be confiscated and may not be returned to you. 

Even cruise lines that allow drones onboard will still confiscate any drone in use since there are regulations against the operation of drones on the cruise. Depending on their policies, your drone may be returned to you at the end of the trip with a stern warning never to fly a drone on their cruise again. You may also be subjected to disembarkation at your own expense for onboard drone usage.

In the case of using a drone in a restricted port, your drone will be confiscated by local authorities and chances are that you won’t get it back. You may also face fines and civil penalties. 

So if the ports your cruise will be stopping by aren’t drone-friendly, then bringing a drone on your trip will be unnecessary baggage since you can’t fly it on your cruise or at the ports. And any attempt to illegally use your drone may land you in legal trouble or at the very least, the confiscation of your drone.

What is the best drone to bring on a cruise?

If your cruise line allows you to bring a drone onboard and your cruise will be stopping by some drone-friendly ports, you can start thinking about packing your drone. We’ve been asked about the type of drone to bring on a cruise and our response is always to bring compact and light drones like the DJI Mini 2 or Mavic Air 2. 

The benefit of bringing a lightweight, compact drone is that they are easier to transport. For one thing, they’ll fit into your luggage without any problem. You can also pack your drone in a special drone case or bag. If you have a DJI drone, there are several bags and cases available at the DJI online store. Check if your drone manufacturer has specially designed cases or bags for travel.

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Carnival Cruise Line Prohibited Items, Exemptions and Other Considerations

Carnival Cruise Line prohibits  weapons, illegal drugs and certain items that could interfere with the safe operation of its ships or compromise the safety and secure environment of its guests and crew.  Carnival conducts security scanning of all luggage and reserves the right to confiscate any item, which in Carnival’s sole discretion, is deemed dangerous or can pose a risk to the vessel or its guests. Items will be removed and disposed of and no compensation will be provided.   

We suggest all luggage be unlocked before turning it over to the porters in order to avoid any inconvenience or delay in delivering the luggage to your stateroom. For additional information, please refer to the terms and conditions of the  Cruise Ticket Contract . 

Before you pack, please take the time to review the following.

Prohibited Items

  • Any illegal narcotics/drugs including synthetic, designer drugs, marijuana, cannabis and cannabis derivatives such as Cannabidiol (CBD) items which may be labeled as medical marijuana. While certain CBD products used for medicinal purposes may be legal in the U.S. based on state and local laws, they are not legal under U.S. federal law and in all the ports we visit and therefore are also considered prohibited items. 
  • All weapons and any item made, adapted or intended for use as an offensive weapon: firearms (including replicas, imitations and their components), spears or spear guns, crossbows, crossbow bolts and long bow arrows; blunt weapons, including knuckle dusters, brass knuckles, clubs, coshes, batons, flails or Nunchaku; sharp pointed weapons, including throwing stars; air, BB, pellet pistols or rifles, stun devices and tasers, any projectile-weapon, including paintball guns, etc.
  • All items containing incapacitating substances, such as gas guns, tear gas sprays, mace, phosphorus, acid and other dangerous chemicals that could be used to maim or disable
  • All ammunition
  • All explosives, including imitation explosives and devices
  • Fireworks, flares, pyrotechnics
  • Flammable substances and hazardous chemicals (e.g., petrol, methylated spirits, paint thinners)
  • Compressed gas tanks, bottles, cylinders including dive tanks, propane tanks and aerosol cans (Refer to Exemptions)
  • Alcohol (hard liquor) and beer
  • Wine or champagne beyond the allowable limit of one 750 ml bottle per adult (21 years of age or older). Port, Vermouth, Sherry and other fortified wines cannot be brought on board even in the allowable limit.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages in containers other than a can or carton; excessive quantities per person (over 12 cans/cartons per person); excessive size per can/carton (over 12 ounces each)
  • Electrical and household appliances containing any kind of heating element, such as irons, clothes steamers, immersion heaters, heating blankets, water heaters, coffee machines, hot plates, toasters, heating pads, humidifier, etc. (All Carnival ships provide facilities with ironing boards and irons; fleet-wide valet laundry service is also available for a nominal fee.)
  • Knives, scissors and open razors. (Recreational dive knives are allowed but must be held in the custody of the Guest Services Manager or Chief Security Officer and must be checked out/in by the owner for dive excursions during the cruise. Large scissors used by scrapbook and quilting enthusiasts are at times permitted with prior notification from the Security Services Department but are held on board in the same manner as dive knives.)
  • Handcuffs or other restraining devices
  • Self-balancing hover boards and air wheels
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), communication scanners, wideband receivers, satellite phones, transformers, lasers and laser pointers. 
  • Satellite disk, routers and other internet related equipment  
  • Curtains, drapes or hanging room dividers
  • Boom boxes/large radios
  • Candles and incense
  • Helium filled balloons 
  • Inflatable kiddie pool
  • Any footwear with wheels, such as, Heely’s type shoes
  • Kava  
  • Surfboards, boats and canoes 
  • Fish of any kind; if fish are caught during an excursion, they must be shipped home

Exemptions and other considerations

  • Aerosol cans containing personal grooming products are allowed 
  • Personal grooming devices such as hair dryers, flat irons, curling irons, shavers, and other electrical devices, such as fans (no larger than 12" in diameter), power strips, multi plug box outlets/adaptors, and extension cords (without surge protectors) are allowed when used with proper caution.  However, if such devices are determined to pose a hazard, they will be removed and returned on debarkation morning
  • Guest must use earphones when listening to music or watching shows/movies on personal devices in public spaces. Bluetooth, portable and wireless speakers are only permitted within your stateroom and must be used respectfully and at reasonable sound levels and times of day. Carnival reserves the right to amend this policy for the comfort and enjoyment of our guests.  Please check your pre-cruise notifications for your specific cruise. Large speakers/radios are always prohibited on board and will be confiscated.
  • Medical gas bottles/oxygen cylinders are allowed in connection with a certified medical condition,but cannot be packed in baggage. Oxygen cylinders must be delivered to Guest Services and stored in a designated safe area
  • CPAP machine will need to be packed in carry-on luggage. Carnival carries distilled water, which can be purchased either pre-cruise (Carnival’s Fun Shops at 1-800-522-7648) or on board by contacting Room Service.  Guests bringing their own distilled water, must hand carry along with their CPAP machine
  • Small, personal-sized coolers no larger than 12” x 12” x 12” for the purpose of housing, small quantities of non-alcoholic beverages and/or medications are permitted as carry-on luggage
  • Pets/live animals:  Only qualified service dogs trained to perform a specific task for a guest with a disability are allowed
  • Flowers and plants:  Only permitted if ordered through Carnival.  Flowers/plants cannot be taken off the ship at any port
  • Musical instruments: Are allowed, however, if a noise complaint is received, the instrument will be confiscated and returned to the guest on debarkation morning
  • Ham radios/amateur radio equipment
  • Google-type glasses are permitted on board in public areas, but cannot be worn at any gangway operation
  • Digital Cameras/Camcorders, DVDs/VCRs, USB sticks, iPods, Nintendo/X-Box Play Units cannot be used with the TV in the guest stateroom or suite as the connection ports are disabled
  • Due to concerns for food safety and contamination prevention, any food items brought on board must be pre-packaged and unopened.  Homemade items or pre-cooked foods are not allowed.  We are unable to provide food preparation, refrigeration or storage for personal food or beverage items
  • Seashells may be brought on board if they appear to be clean and sanitized and do not have the odor of a living organism

Items  for Port Use Only The following items may be brought on board, but can be used off the ship, while in port only. All items must be stored in the guest’s stateroom.  

  • Drone(s) are allowed, but must be held in the custody of the Chief Security Officer and must be checked out/in by the owner for PORT USE ONLY.
  • Snorkel gear
  • Skateboards
  • Fishing rods
  • Tennis rackets
  • Roller blades or skates
  • Metal detectors
  • Beach chair
  • Boogie Boards (maximum 42 inches in length)
  • Portable Folding Bicycles (maximum 20 inch tires)
  • Floatation devices:  For the comfort of all our guests, rafts, tubes and floatation devices other than those used as life preservers (water wings) cannot be used in the swimming pools on board
  • Collapsible wagons - For the safety of our guests, the wagon cannot be rolled onto/off the ship during embarkation and debarkation and cannot be rolled off/onto the ship while in port  

Please Note : It is the responsibility of the guest to check the local laws of each port as Carnival will not be responsible for confiscated items by foreign governments. I tems  that cannot be taken off the ship in the United States The following items cannot be taken off the ship in the U.S. during the cruise or on debarkation day. U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) performs agricultural inspections to protect the U.S from potential carriers of animal and plant pests or diseases that could cause serious damage to America's crops, livestock, pets and the environment.

  • Animal products 
  • Unsealed food items
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Agriculture and horticulture products
  • Plants/cut flowers
  • Ship property

Can I bring bottled water on board?

Carnival’s  Liquor and Beverage Policy states that guests are prohibited from bringing water, sodas and other non-alcoholic beverages on board that are packaged in bottles.

We know some of our guests are accustomed to bringing on board their own supply of bottled water, so for your convenience, bottled water can be pre-purchased prior to your cruise by visiting  www.carnival.com/funshops .  Water will be delivered to your stateroom on embarkation day. Bottled water may also be purchased on board by contacting Room Service. Once on board, your purchase is non-refundable; you may take home any unopened bottles.

$11.95 USD (plus an 18% delivery fee) for a 12-pack of bottled water (16.9-ounce bottle/500-ml bottle)

$4.50 USD (plus an 18% delivery fee) for 1 large bottled water (50.72-ounce bottle/1.5-liter bottle)

$24.95 USD (plus an 18% delivery fee) for 8-pack of bottled water (50.72-ounce bottle/1.5-liter bottle) 

Carnival carries distilled water which can be purchased either pre-cruise or once on board. For pre-purchase, please contact our Fun Shops department at 800-522-7648, Monday through Friday, 9:00am-10:00pm ET and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am-6:00pm ET. For purchase on board, please contact Room Service. Should you wish to bring your own distilled water with you, it must be hand carried along with your CPAP machine.

What travel documents do I need to bring?

Proper travel documentation is required at embarkation and throughout the cruise. Even though a guest has completed registration using Online Check-in, it is still the responsibility of the guest to present the required travel documents at the time of embarkation. Guests should check with their travel agent and/or government authority to determine the travel documents necessary for each port of call. Any guest without proper documents will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of the cruise fare will be issued. Carnival assumes no responsibility for advising guests of proper travel documentation.

Except where it is a mandatory requirement, Carnival highly recommends that all guests travel with a passport.  The passport must be valid for at least six months after the last day of the cruise. This will enhance the debarkation experience as delays may be expected upon return to the United States for those without one. Additionally, this will enable guests to fly from the United States to meet their ship at a foreign port should they miss their scheduled port of embarkation and allow guests who must disembark the ship before their cruise ends, due to an emergency, to fly back to the United States without significant delays and complications.

U.S. Domestic Cruises

For cruises that begin and end in the same U.S port, the following WHTI-compliant documents are acceptable for cruise travel. Please note that if the cruise visits Colombia or Greenland, a passport (valid for six months after the cruise ends) is required .

  • U.S. Passport
  • Passport Card
  • State Enhanced Driver's License
  • Certificate of U.S. Naturalization
  • Native American Indian Card
  • US-born citizens may also use a birth certificate (issued by a government agency) and accompanied by government-issued photo ID; a Mobile/Digital version of a photo ID is not an acceptable form of identification.

A passport (valid for six months after the cruise ends) is required for the following cruises:

  • Cruises that begin and end in a different U.S. port
  • Cruises that visit Colombia or Greenland

Europe and Transatlantic Cruises

U.S citizens are required to carry a passport, valid for six months beyond the return date of their voyage. Guests are not required to have a Schengen Visa or other visas.

Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Transpacific Cruises

U.S citizens are required to carry a passport, valid for six months beyond the return date of their voyage. Visas and/or specific travel documentation may be required for some destinations.

All persons are required to carry a valid, unexpired U.S. passport for air travel to or from the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The passport requirement does NOT apply to U.S. citizens traveling to or returning directly from a U.S. territory (Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix). 

Effective May 7, 2025, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will require every state and territory resident to present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of identification, such as a passport or enhanced driver’s license, to go through airport security and board a flight within the U.S.  If you will be flying to one of our cruise homeports within the U.S. on/after this implementation date, please ensure you have an acceptable document for your air travel. Visit   www.tsa.gov/real-id  for more information.

Note: All guests must still have WHTI-compliant travel documents (proof of citizenship and/or appropriate visas) in order to cruise.  

Names on Travel Documentation

It is important that the guest's full name (first name and last name) on the cruise and airline tickets be the same as the guest's unexpired, government-issued photo ID that will be used for travel identification. In the event of a different name on the cruise/airline ticket and the guest's photo ID because of a marriage, divorce or a legal name change, documentation (original or clear, legible copy) supporting this change is required at embarkation, such as a marriage certificate, marriage license or legal name change court document. Failure to bring documentation bridging the name differences could result in denial of boarding.

Note: For guests about to or recently married, we strongly recommend that, if the unexpired government-issued photo ID is in the maiden name, the cruise booking be made in the maiden name (do not include the married name).  If the reservation was made in the married name, but the unexpired government-issued photo ID is in the maiden name, documentation (original or clear, legible copy) supporting this change is required at embarkation, such as a marriage certificate or marriage license. Failure to bring documentation bridging the name differences could result in denial of boarding. 

Traveling with Minors

When traveling with a minor where one parent or both parents or legal guardians are not cruising, we strongly recommend bringing an original, signed letter from the absent parent(s) or legal guardians authorizing the minor to travel with you. If there is no second parent with legal claims to the minor (due to sole custody, deceased, etc.) other relevant paperwork, such as a court decision, death certificate, birth certificate naming only one parent, would be useful to bring in place of a signed letter. This will expedite processing by the Department of Homeland Security. 

Citizens of U.S. Territories and Commonwealth

Guests will follow the same travel documentation requirements. U.S. Territories and Commonwealth include: Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John), America Samoa, Swains Island and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Valid U.S. Passport

U.S. citizens may present a valid, unexpired U.S. passport when traveling via air, land, or sea. Carnival highly recommends that all guests travel with a passport valid for at least six months beyond completion of travel.  

Guests may apply for passports at passport-acceptance facilities nationwide. For information about U.S. Passports, visit  www.travel.state.gov . 

Expedited passport services are also offered by VisaCentral. For more information, visit  www.visacentral.com/carnival  or call 877-559-4875 and identify yourself as a Carnival Cruise Line guest and mention ‘Carnival Account 75020’ for discounted rates on VisaCentral service fees. 

The Passport Card

The passport card cannot be used to travel by air outside the United States.

U.S. citizens may present a limited-use, wallet-size passport card. The passport card will only be valid for land and sea travel between the United States and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean region, and Bermuda.

State Enhanced Driver's License (EDL)

The State Enhanced Driver's License (EDL) cannot be used to travel by air outside the United States.

Several states are working with the Department of Homeland Security to develop an EDL for U.S. citizens residing in their states. This document will denote both citizenship and identity and will facilitate the entry process at land and seaports of entry. The words ‘Enhanced Driver's License’ as well as the American flag will appear on the license. The following states issue this type of WHTI-compliant document: Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, and Washington.  

A driver's license with a gold circle with star cutout in the right upper corner is a Real ID driver's license; it is not an Enhanced Driver's license and cannot be used as proof of citizenship but can be used as picture identification. A Mobile/Digital version of an EDL is not an acceptable form of travel documentation.

Original Certificate of U.S. Naturalization and a Government-Issued Photo ID

The Certificate of U.S. Naturalization (form N-550 or N-570) is a document issued by the U.S. government (USCIS) as proof of a foreign-born person who has obtained U.S. citizenship through naturalization (a legal process of obtaining a new nationality). Photocopies of the original document are unacceptable. A Mobile/Digital version of a photo ID is not an acceptable form of identification.

Native American Indians

These cards cannot be used to travel by air outside the United States.

  • Form I-872 American Indian Card
  • Enhanced Tribal Card (when available)

Traveling with a Birth Certificate AND Photo Identification

Birth Certificate Information

The following are acceptable:

  • An original or copy of a birth certificate issued by a government agency (state/county/city) or the Department of Health and Vital Statistics
  • A clear, legible copy (photocopy) of a birth certificate that was originally issued by a government agency (state/county/city) or the Department of Health and Vital Statistics. The copy does not need to be notarized or certified.
  • Birth Certificate Card
  • A Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Internationally adopted children (under the age of 18): If the adoptive parent was not issued a birth certificate, we will accept as proof of citizenship, a Certificate of Citizenship by the U.S. and adoption paperwork. A Certificate of Citizenship is issued by the U.S. once the adoption is finalized.
  • Guests may obtain a copy of a birth certificate by contacting: The Department of Health and Vital Statistics at:  www.vitalchek.com . If the guest has laminated their birth certificate, it is acceptable.

Birth certificates from Puerto Rico issued prior to July 1, 2010, are not valid forms of proof of citizenship and are not accepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Guests from Puerto Rico either need to present a WHTI-compliant document or a government-issued photo ID with a validated birth certificate issued after July 1, 2010.

Photo Identification

An unexpired government-issued photo ID is required of all guests 16 years of age and older. A Mobile/Digital version of a photo ID is not an acceptable form of identification.

  • Driver's License (a temporary Driver's License with photo is acceptable)
  • Driver's Permit
  • School/Student ID (acceptable for guests 16/17/18 years of age)
  • Government-issued identification card including a U.S. Military ID with photo (city/state/federal)
  • Government-issued Trusted Traveler Program Membership Card (NEXUS/SENTRI/FAST) - for photo identification use only

Unacceptable Forms of Documentation

  • Copies of any WHTI-Compliant document
  • Driver's License as the only proof
  • A Mobile/Digital version of a photo ID
  • A temporary driver's license (paperwork without a photo ID)
  • Voter's Registration Card
  • Trusted Traveler Program Membership Card (NEXUS/SENTRI/FAST) - may be used for photo identification use only
  • Baptismal Papers
  • U.S. Military ID as the only proof
  • A Dependent Military ID that is issued to the spouse and children of military personnel is not acceptable
  • U.S. Military Discharge Papers
  • No Record of Birth certificate: a certificate issued by the Department of Health and Vital Statistics showing that they have no records on this person
  • Hospital certificate, hospital-issued birth notice, Certificate of Live Birth, live record of birth or announcement of birth

How much luggage can I bring?

Guests who are scheduled to arrive at the terminal before 1:30 PM, usually check their bags with a porter so they can be free to enjoy lunch on Lido Deck before access to their stateroom is granted. Checked baggage service is only available until 2 hours before the ship's published sailing time (printed in the cruise documents).  Guests arriving after this time will be responsible for taking their bags on board.   Each checked suit case and carry-on suit case should not weigh more than 50 pounds, and when lying flat, bags must not exceed 16 inches high by 24 inches wide (the length of the bag is not a factor). For security screening purposes, all luggage should be unlocked. Oversized luggage and locked luggage may cause delivery delays.   Personalized luggage tags are included in the guest’s Electronic Documents (available once online check-in is completed). It is not necessary to print the tags in color. Carnival luggage tags must be affixed to your baggage prior to arriving at the terminal.  Additional tags can be obtained at curbside from the porter. Porters will re-tag any luggage tag with a TBA cabin assignment.    Curbside porters are customarily provided a $1 tip per bag.  They are not employees of Carnival and should a guest experiences any problems, they must report it to porter management on site. Since the screening and movement of large coolers through embarkation is an impediment to the boarding and security screening process, large coolers are not permitted as carry-on or checked luggage. Small, personal-sized coolers, no larger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 12 inches, for the purpose of housing small quantities of non-alcoholic beverages and/or medications are permitted as carry-on luggage. Airline Luggage Restrictions If traveling by air, guests are encouraged to contact the airlines directly to determine luggage restrictions and fees.   

What should I pack?

To help you plan, on cruises of 3-5 days, please limit your luggage to a maximum of one bag, per person. On cruises of 6 days or longer, no more than two bags, per person. Each checked bag and carry-on bag should not weigh more than 50 pounds and, when lying flat, bags must not exceed 16 inches high, by 24 inches wide (the length of the bag is not a factor). For security screening purposes, all luggage should be unlocked. Oversized luggage and locked luggage may cause delivery delays.  

You must personally carry-on any boarding documentation (passports, visas, I.D), valuables, medications and items which require special handling or that you need access to while your checked luggage is being delivered. And don't forget your personal toiletries (travel size or standard container size).

There are a number of must-pack items that we recommend every cruiser consider when preparing for a Carnival cruise.  Before you get started, check out our What to Wear section and research the weather forecast for the ports you’ll be visiting to determine exactly what you will need to bring.  In addition, here are some other recommended items: 

  • Collapsible daypack or bag
  • Rain jacket or poncho and/or small umbrella
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Translation and guide books
  • Books and magazines
  • Binoculars (to see the beautiful wildlife in Alaska)
  • Phone chargers

Checked baggage service is only available until 2 hours before the ship's published sailing time (printed in the cruise documents). Guests arriving after this time will be responsible for taking their own bags on board.

What Not to Pack

In order to maintain a safe and secure environment, Carnival prohibits certain items on board, such as weapons, candles, irons, alcohol, or other dangerous goods. Carnival conducts security safety scanning of all luggage and if prohibited items are found, they will be removed and disposed of and no compensation will be given. Please review our list of Prohibited Items before shutting your suitcase.

What to wear?

Cruisers love the fact they “only have to unpack once”.  And while your destination, itinerary and personal style will dictate which outfits you bring, we want to share our guidelines and suggestions.  A Carnival ship has it all, from fine dining to casinos and shows to sunbathing, so here are some tips on how to dress to play or party.

Daytime:  Casual and Comfortable

Casual attire is the order of the day when the sun is up, which can include:

  • Shorts, capris, khakis and jeans
  • T-shirts, polo shirts, blouses and tops
  • Summer dresses
  • Exercise and athletic gear, lightweight sweater, pull-over or jacket
  • Bathing suit, cover-up, hat or visor
  • Comfortable rubber-sole flat shoes, sneakers, water shoes or non-slip boat shoes with traction

Please note : Select activities and shore excursions may require closed-toe shoes. Footwear with wheels is prohibited on board our ships.

Evening:  Cruise Casual to Cruise Elegant (Sharp & Chic) 

As we head into the evening, the dress code takes on multiple definitions, depending on your plans, the venue or the event.

Most nights, the dress code in the main dining room(s) for everyone is Cruise Casual:

  • Men and boys: sports slacks, khakis, jeans, tailored dress shorts and collared dress, casual or polo shirts
  • Women and girls: summer dresses, casual skirts, pants, capris, dress shorts, jeans, blouses and tops
  • Kids:  Take a cue from the adult dress code, but at a kid-level
  • Not permitted: cut-off jeans, men’s sleeveless shirts, t-shirts, gym or basketball shorts, exercise and athletic gear, baseball hats, flip-flops and bathing suit attire
  • For itineraries 6 days or longer, bring your legwarmers, shoulder pads and neon-colored outfits for the ‘80s Rock-N-Glow Deck Party and a white outfit for our epic White Night Party.

On certain special nights, our main dining rooms celebrate our Cruise Elegant festivities and we invite guests to enjoy a special night out in a sharp and chic way.

  • 5 days or shorter cruises will have one Cruise Elegant evening
  • 6 days or longer cruises will have two Cruise Elegant evenings

On longer cruises, the first Cruise Elegant evening is scheduled for the second or third evening of the cruise.  Depending on itinerary, the next Cruise Elegant evening is the second or third evening prior to the end of the cruise. 

Cruise Elegant attire can include:                                      

  • Men and boys: dress slacks, dress shirts, and sport coats (suggested); some men may even choose to wear a suit and tie or tuxedo
  • Women and girls: dresses (party or cocktail), pantsuits, elegant skirts and blouses; some women may also wear evening gowns
  • Kids: Take a cue from the adult dress code, and think school dance or nice party clothes
  • Not permitted: jeans, men’s sleeveless shirts, shorts, t-shirts, sportswear, exercise and athletic wear, shorts, baseball hats, flip-flops and bathing suit attire 

A good rule of thumb is to dress for a special occasion.

The Steakhouse  and Rudi's Seagrill dress requirements follow the dress code specified for the main dining room(s). 

The Lido Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a more relaxed dress code than the main dining room(s); however, please respect that the Lido Restaurant is not the pool area. Shirts, bathing suit cover-ups and footwear should be worn at all times.  Please dry off completely as wet floors are a safety hazard.

Casinos, bars, retail shops, lounges and theaters are frequented by guests who dress according to daytime to nighttime standards. Basic rules still apply no matter the time of day – no swimsuits, wet clothes, or bare feet.

Please Note :

  • All guests are expected to ensure their clothing and accessories are respectful to fellow guests. Specifically, items worn during the cruise should not contain any message that may be considered offensive or contain nudity, profanity, sexual innuendos/suggestions. In addition, clothing and accessories should not promote negative ethnic or racial, commentary, hatred, or violence in any form.  
  • In some ports of call, it is against the law for anyone, including children, to wear army-style camouflage clothing or carry items made with camouflage material. Ports include (but not limited to) The Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica and St.Lucia. Before traveling, please check local laws of each port to ensure compliance with regulations.

Carnival Journeys and Holidays

  • Carnival Journeys cruises feature a Throwback Sea Day in which we go back in time to relive the ‘80s during the day and the true elegance of formal evening and the original Captain’s Celebration at night. Guidelines for elegant evening apply, and formal gowns and suits/tuxedos are encouraged.
  • Carnival knows how to celebrate! Feel free to bring a special outfit for our “Ugly Sweater Contest” in December, “Frightfully Fun” Halloween cruises, or to show your team spirit when there are big sporting events. Please note that costumes with full masks are prohibited, but half masks are allowed.

Eating & Drinks

What is carnival's liquor & beverage policy.

The policy below is for cruise departures from the U.S.; for cruises sailing from Australia, click here . 

Drinking Alcohol On Board

The minimum age for the purchase and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages in the bars, lounges and gift shops is 21 years of age. Carnival reserves the right to request ID prior to the purchase of alcohol and refuse the sale of alcohol to anyone. 

Bringing Liquor and Beverages On Board - Embarkation

Guests are prohibited from bringing water, sodas and other non-alcoholic beverages that are packaged in glass or plastic bottles.

On embarkation day, a small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages (i.e., sparkling water, sodas, energy drinks, juice, and milk), packaged in cans or cartons, may be brought on board and must be in the guest's carry-on luggage. A small quantity is considered a maximum of 12 sealed, unopened cans/cartons of 12-ounces/354-ml each or less, per person.

Guests are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages on board with the following exception - at the beginning of the cruise during embarkation day only, guests (21 years of age and older) may bring one 750-ml bottle of sealed/unopened wine or champagne, per person, in their carry-on luggage.* Outside this exception, all liquor, beer, other forms of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited in both carry-on and checked luggage and such items will be confiscated and discarded and no compensation will be provided. Guests sailing with us on back-to-back cruises are entitled to bring the same quantity as stated in this policy, per cruise. The additional quantities will be stored for safekeeping at the start of the first cruise and will be given to the guest as each following cruise begins.

* Port, Vermouth, Sherry and other fortified wines cannot be brought on board. 

Corkage Fee

Should guests wish to consume their wine or champagne in the main dining room, specialty restaurant or bar, a $15.00 USD corkage fee, per 750-ml bottle, will be charged. A corkage fee is a charge that is assessed, at time of service, for every bottle that is served and not bought on the premises.

Bottled Water

For convenience, guests can purchase bottled water prior to the cruise and it will be delivered to the stateroom on embarkation day. Bottled water may also be purchased on board by contacting room service. Once on board, the purchase is non-refundable and guests may take home any unopened bottles.

To ensure we have an ample supply, please visit The Fun Shops™ at  www.carnival.com/funshops  to place your order before your cruise.

Distilled Water

Carnival carries distilled water which can be purchased either pre-cruise or once on board. For pre-purchase, please contact our Fun Shops department at 800-522-7648, Monday through Friday, 9:00am-10:00pm ET and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am-6:00pm ET.  For purchase on board, please contact room service. Should you wish to bring your own distilled water with you, it must be hand carried along with your CPAP machine.

Guests are prohibited from bringing large coolers since screening and movement of large coolers through embarkation is an impediment to the boarding and security process. However, for the purpose of carrying small quantities of non-alcoholic beverages and/or medications small, personal-sized coolers, no larger than 12” x 12” x 12” are permitted as carry-on luggage.

Purchasing Liquor Pre-Cruise through The Fun Shops

All products sold containing alcohol have a limit of two products per stateroom. On 7 day and longer cruises, there is a limit of one bottle of hard liquor per stateroom and on shorter cruises, pre-cruise purchases are limited to wine, champagne and beer (no hard liquor). A ‘pack’ or ‘package’ is considered one product.

Alcohol purchased pre-cruise through The Fun Shops for on board consumption is designed for in-stateroom entertainment only. Guests cannot take items with them to public areas. Only wine or champagne that is ordered through The Fun Shops can be served in the dining room or Steakhouse. If the item is not consumed on board during the cruise, the guest may take it home provided the bottle has not been opened. 

Our CHEERS! Beverage Program must be purchased for each adult (21 years of age or older) assigned to the same stateroom.

Purchasing Liquor at Ports of Call and On Board at The Fun Shops All alcohol purchased ashore or in The Fun Shops will be stored for safekeeping until the end of the voyage. Items are to be collected in a designated lounge on debarkation morning. Liquor may be subject to Customs duty if it exceeds allowable amount.

While in port, a small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages (i.e., sparkling water, sodas, juice) packaged in cans or cartons may be brought on board. A small quantity is considered a maximum of 12 sealed, unopened cans/cartons of 12-ounces/354-ml each or less per person.

What is the Cheers! Beverage Program?

CHEERS! is an all-inclusive beverage program that allows guests to enjoy a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages by paying a flat daily rate. Guests must be 21 or older to purchase CHEERS! and each adult assigned to the same stateroom must purchase the program.

Our CHEERS! beverage program includes a great variety of non-alcoholic beverages, as well as a wide selection of high quality brand-name spirits and wines by the glass.  

Before your cruise:  CHEERS! can be purchased at  www.carnival.com/funshops  or by contacting The Fun Shops department at 800-522-7648, Monday through Friday, 9:00am-10:00pm ET and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am-6:00pm ET. Cut-off for pre-purchase online is 11:59pm ET, the evening prior to the cruise departure. Although we are not able to process the Carnival Gift Card for Fun Shop orders by telephone, you may use a Carnival Gift Card when purchasing CHEERS! online.

  • Cruise Itineraries (6 days or more):  $59.95 USD, per person, per day plus 18% service charge
  • Cruise Itineraries (5 days or less):  $69.95 USD per person, per day plus 18% service charge

On board your cruise:   Once on board your cruise, CHEERS! can be purchased at bar locations.

  • Cruise Itineraries (6 days or more):  $64.95 USD, per person, per day plus 18% service charge
  • Cruise Itineraries (5 days or less):  $74.95 USD per person, per day plus 18% service charge

Included in the price of your cruise, served in the main dining room and available 24/7 in the Lido Restaurant: non-bottled water, lemonade, unsweetened iced tea, hot chocolate and non-specialty coffee and tea.

To view a sample of beverages prices for individual drinks and CHEERS! Q&A's, click here .

CHEERS! includes:

  • All spirits, including cocktails, cognacs, whiskies and other spirits, as well as beer (including self-serve beer stations - PYOB) and wine and champagne by the glass, with a $20.00 USD or lower menu price, per serving
  • Sodas (including specialty sodas), zero-proof frozen cocktails (including smoothies) and juices
  • Specialty coffees and hot tea served in the main dining rooms, specialty restaurants and coffee bars
  • Milkshakes, where available
  • Energy drinks
  • 500-ml bottled water and other non-alcoholic bottled beverages served in bars and lounges
  • Packaged water in the dining rooms and specialty restaurants
  • 25% discount off the menu price for any spirit, cocktail or wine by the glass, costing above $20.00 USD, per serving
  • 25% discount off the menu price for wine and champagne by the bottle
  • 25% discount off beverage seminars and classes

CHEERS! excludes:

  • Beverages promoted and sold in souvenir glasses
  • Bottles of liquor
  • Beverages offered at the gangway
  • Beverages offered through room service and/or other in-stateroom beverage programs
  • Beverages purchased off the ship at any port of call, including Celebration Key, Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays
  • Sharing cocktails, floaters, pitchers, tubes and buckets
  • Beverages offered through enomatic wine machines
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice served in the Havana Bar
  • Main Dining Room freshly squeezed juice 
  • All other beverage-related programs including merchandise, cigars and cigarettes

Program Restrictions:

  • Guests must be 21 years or older to purchase and agree not to give to minors
  • Each adult assigned to the same stateroom must purchase the program
  • CHEERS! is non-transferable
  • Guests must purchase the program for the entire cruise; this program is not offered on a per day basis
  • If the program is purchased prior to the cruise, it is refundable up to 9:00pm ET, the evening prior to the cruise departure.  Otherwise, CHEERS! is non-refundable
  • Price adjustments (up or down), implemented on the day of sailing, replace any previously advertised price
  • Only one drink at a time may be ordered, there is a 5 minute wait time between orders and sharing is not permitted. No double shots as that is considered ordering two drinks at once
  • Guests may purchase a round of drinks for themselves and friends. One drink will count towards the CHEERS! program and the remaining drinks will be charged to a guest’s Sail and Sign® account
  • Program allows for up to 15 alcoholic drinks, per 24-hour period (6:00am - 6:00am). Once the limit is reached, the guest will not be served ANY additional alcoholic drinks 
  • Program only applies to onboard purchases
  • All bottles and cans will be served opened
  • Carnival reserves the right to refuse service for any reason
  • Program is inclusive of VAT, if and as applicable.
  • Applicable state and local taxes will be charged to a guest folio when this program is used within US waters. The tax is based on the state's tax structure and the cost of the individual drink purchased (not the daily program rate). For example: if the drink price is $5.00 USD and the tax is 10%, the  guest's Sail & Sign® card will be charged $0.50 USD for tax. This applies to all US ports (embarkation home ports and ports-of-call)
  • Due to state laws, we cannot sell CHEERS! until the second day of the cruise (starting at 6:00am) for voyages departing from our Texas and New York home ports. Drinks purchased on the first day of the cruise will be charged to the guest's Sail & Sign® card in the usual manner. When purchased on the second day of the cruise, guests are charged for the remaining days only (cruise duration less one day)
  • For guests who pre-purchase CHEERS!, it will be activated upon boarding the ship (except for ships sailing from Texas and New York – activation will occur at 6:00am on the second day of the cruise). Guests are instructed to proceed to the bar, once on board, to receive a sticker which will be placed on their Sail & Sign® cards
  • Group bookings (consisting of a minimum of 16 adults) can purchase CHEERS! prior to the cruise by contacting Group Event Planning (all adult guests in the group must purchase the program; all minors in the group must purchase Bottomless Bubbles program)
  • For pre-purchase orders, a message card will be placed in guest’s stateroom on embarkation day referring the guests to the Casino Bar to activate the program
  • CHEERS! is not offered on 2-day cruises, charter cruises and beverage purchases made at Celebration Key, Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays in The Bahamas

Is there a beverage package for soft drinks?

Sail refreshed with Carnival's Bottomless Bubbles™ unlimited soda program! Enjoy the ease and convenience of paying one flat price for thirst-quenching fountain soda and juice all cruise long!

Pre-Cruise and Onboard Prices: 

  • Kids (17 years of age and younger): $6.95 USD per person, per day plus 18% service charge
  • Adults (18 years of age and older): $9.50 USD per person, per day plus 18% service charge 

Bottomless Bubbles can be purchased online at  www.carnival.com/funshops  or by contacting The Fun Shops™ Department at 800 522-7648, Monday through Friday, 9:00am-10:00pm ET and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am-6:00pm ET. Cut-off for pre-purchase online is at 11:59pm ET, the evening prior to the cruise departure. Bottomless Bubbles can also be purchased on board at bar locations.

Australia and Transpacific Cruises: For pricing and age restrictions, please contact our International Desk, Monday through Sunday, 7:00am-6:00pm AEST, at 1 300 385 625 (from Australia) and 0800 442 095 (from New Zealand).  If you are calling from the U.S. or Canada, please contact 'The Fun Shops' Department at 800 522-7648, Monday through Friday, 9:00am-10:00pm ET and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am-6:00pm ET.

Currently, we are not able to process the Carnival Gift Card for Fun Shop orders by telephone. If you wish to purchase Bottomless Bubbles with a Carnival Gift Card, you may do so online at www.carnival.com/funshops

Upon purchasing Bottomless Bubbles, a sticker will be placed on the guest's Sail & Sign® card. In all areas where beverage service is offered, guests may show the Bottomless Bubbles sticker and receive a glass of the carbonated soft drink of their choice. Juices may also be requested. One 16-ounce glass will be served at a time (10-ounce glass for juice) and only to the guest whose name appears on the Sail & Sign card with the Bottomless Bubbles sticker attached.

The following beverages are offered through Bottomless Bubbles ( flavors may vary ):

  • Soft Drinks/Soda
  • Juices: Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Tomato Juice, Pineapple Juice and Grapefruit Juice

Bottomless Bubbles excludes:

  • Non-alcoholic beverages other than soda and juices listed above
  • Bottled water
  • Specialty coffee
  • Beverages offered at gangway while debarking
  • Beverages offered through room service or the interactive TV system (where applicable) or other in-stateroom beverage programs

Please note: The following beverages are included in the price of your cruise and are served in the main dining room and 24/7 in the Lido Restaurant: non-bottled water, lemonade, iced tea and non-specialty coffee and tea. The following beverages are available through Room Service at no additional charge: juices (orange, tomato, apple or grapefruit), regular or decaffeinated coffee, hot tea, iced tea, hot chocolate, chocolate milk, regular and skim milk.

The following restrictions apply:

  • Price adjustments (up or down) implemented on the day of sailing will replace any previously advertised price.
  • Only one beverage serving, per sticker, will be served at a time. There is a 5 minute wait between ordering drinks.
  • Soft drink is served by the glass (16 ounces); juice is served by the glass (10 ounces).
  • No sharing is permitted and is non-transferable. Guests or family members who would like to enjoy soft drinks through this program must purchase their own sticker.
  • Program is non-refundable.
  • Program is only applicable for onboard purchases; program cannot be used for beverage purchases at Celebration Key, Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays in The Bahamas.
  • Applicable state and local sales taxes will be charged to the guest's folio when this program is used within US waters. The tax is based on the state’s tax structure and the cost of the individual drink purchased (not the daily program rate). For example: if the drink price is $2 and the tax is 10%, the guest’s Sail & Sign card will be charged $0.20 for tax. This applies to all US ports (embarkation home ports and ports-of-call).
  • Europe and transatlantic cruises: Program is inclusive of VAT, if and as applicable.

What are my dining options?

Guests may choose from three different dinner seating options. By popular request, all dining rooms are smoke-free.

Assigned Seating - Early Dining and Late Dining This dining option offers guests a pre-set dining time for the duration of the cruise as well as the same table assignment each evening in the Main Dining Room. Guests who choose this option will not be able to reserve 'Your Time' open seating once on board.

'Your Time Dining' Open Seating 'Your Time Dining ' is offered fleet wide.  Guests are seated on a first come, first served basis depending on party size and in most cases, are accommodated within 20 minutes. Advance table reservations are not accepted . Guests using Carnival's HUB App can check-in for 'Your Time Dining' ahead of time or check-in when they are ready to go. The App will alert the guest when their table is ready as well as the table number in the dining room displayed on the App screen. All guests must be present in order for the party to be seated. The table will be held for 10 minutes. 

At time of booking, guests will be able to confirm their preferred dining choice. If their preference is not available, they may confirm an alternate time and be waitlisted for their preferred choice - there is no guarantee a waitlist will clear. When possible, waitlists will be cleared prior to the sailing and guests will be notified by email. Parties traveling together who are waitlisted together will be cleared on the same dining time. Cross-referencing bookings does  not  guarantee parties will be eating together. They must be confirmed on the same dining time to ensure they will be able to dine together. For those guests who choose Early or Late dining, the assigned dining room and table number will be printed on the guests' Sail & Sign® card which they receive when they check-in on embarkation day.  

In addition, guests may opt for casual bistro dining in the Lido Deck Restaurant or dinner in the elegant  Steakhouse Restaurants  serving fine quality prime steaks and other dishes in an intimate, upscale atmosphere; as well as  Cucina del Capitano ®, a casual Italian restaurant. Other dining options offered are  The Chef's Table ,  Bonsai Sushi , and  Ji Ji Asian Kitchen ®. Please note, specialty dining options have an additional charge. To see if your ship features these options, please  click here .

Parties greater than 8 guests may need to be accommodated at several tables and the wait can sometimes be more than one hour. We highly suggest that parties of 8 or more guests choose an assigned seating to assure sitting together at one table or several tables close together.

NOTE:  Menu items (excluding Steakhouse Selections) are complimentary in the main dining room.  Guests can order a second entrée and keep in mind they can also request half portions if something looks too enticing to pass up.  If a third entrée is ordered, a US$5 charge will be assessed.

Getting to and from Port

Does carnival provide transportation from the airport to the cruise port terminal.

Carnival Cruise Line offers ground transportation between select airports and cruise ship terminals. These services are only available on the day of the cruise and immediately after the cruise. We do not offer airport transportation for cruises sailing from the following embarkation ports: Norfolk, Virginia: Baltimore, Maryland; Jacksonville, Florida; Mobile, Alabama; Charleston, South Carolina; Brisbane, Australia and Sydney, Australia.

Purchasing transportation can be done through Manage My Booking  on  carnival.com  or by contacting Carnival Reservations up to 2 days prior to the sail date.  You will need to provide your flight information in Online Check-in at the time of purchase. Your flight details are provided to the transportation company to assist in expediting your transportation to the pier.  It is your responsibility to update Carnival with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure you are met by the transportation company.

Transfers can be purchased in four easy steps:

> Log in to access My Cruise Manager

> Click 'Shop' located at the top of the web page, then select 'Airport Shuttle'.

> Once on the 'Transfers' page, make your selection.

> After you have made your transfer purchase, return to Online Check-In and provide flight itinerary.

For the flight guidelines (latest airport arrivals and earliest return flights) and additional information about airport transportation services, click here . 

How do I get to my cruise port terminal?

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Cruise Maryland Terminal at South Locust Point 2001 East McComas Street Baltimore, MD 21230

Website: www.cruise.maryland.gov

Parking:   www. cruise.maryland.gov/Pages/content/parking-rates.aspx

Directions:   www.cruise.maryland.gov/Pages/content/directions-location.aspx

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CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Port of Charleston Union Pier Terminal 32 Washington Street Charleston, South Carolina 29401

Website:   www.scspa.com/locations/cruise-terminal/

Parking:   www.scspa.com/cruise-parking/

GALVESTON, TEXAS

Port of Galveston Cruise Ship Terminals 2502 Harborside Drive Galveston, Texas 77550

Website:   www.portofgalveston.com

Parking:    www.portofgalveston.com/91/Cruise-Parking--General-Information

Directions:    www.portofgalveston.com/90/From-the-North-West

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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

Jaxport Cruise Terminal 9810 August Drive Jacksonville, FL 32226

Website:   www.jaxport.com

Parking:   www.jaxportcruiseparking.com

Directions:   www.jaxportcruiseparking.com-directions/

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LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

Long Beach Cruise Terminal at the Queen Mary 231 Windsor Way                        Long Beach, California 90802  

Website: www.visitlongbeach.com/plan-your-trip/cruise-terminal-information/

MIAMI, FLORIDA

PortMiami 1015 North America Way Miami, Florida 33132

Cruise Terminal D - 1435 North Cruise Boulevard Cruise Terminal E - 1265 North Cruise Boulevard Cruise Terminal F - 1103 North Cruise Boulevard

Website:   www.miamidade.gov/portmiami/parking-transportation.asp

Parking:   www.miamidade.gov/portmiami/parking-information.asp

Directions:   www.miamidade.gov/portmiami/directions-transportation.asp#directions

MOBILE, ALABAMA

Mobile Alabama Cruise Terminal 201 South Water Street Mobile, AL 36602

Website:   www.shipmobile.com

Parking:   www.shipmobile.com/parking/

Directions:   www.shipmobile.com/directions/

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

Port NOLA - Port of New Orleans Erato Street Cruise Terminal 1100 Port of New Orleans Place New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Website:   www.portnola.com

Parking and Directions:   www.portnola.com/cruise/parking-directions

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

New York Manhattan Cruise Terminal 711 12th Avenue at 55th Street New York City, New York 10019

Website:   www.nycruise.com/manhattan-terminal/

Parking:   www.nycruise.com/manhattan-terminal/parking/

Directions:   www.nycruise.com/manhattan-terminal/directions/

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

Port of Norfolk Decker Half Moone Cruise Center One Waterside Drive Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Website:  www.nauticus.org

Directions and Parking:  www.nauticus.org/cruise-parking-directions

PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA

Port Canaveral Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 A-Side North Cruise Terminal #6 – 9241 Charles Rowland Drive B-Side South Cruise Terminal #3 – 220 Christopher Columbus Drive

Website:   https://www.portcanaveral.com/Cruise/Port

Parking and Directions:   www.portcanaveral.com/Cruise/Cruise-Parking,-Directions-Rates

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Port of San Francisco The Embarcadero Pier 27 | Pier 35 San Francisco, CA 94111

Website:   www.sfport.com/

Parking:     https://sfport.com/maritime/cruise#tab-12453-pane-2

Directions:   www.sfport.com/james-r-herman-cruise-terminal-pier-27-0

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Port of Seattle Smith Cove Cruise Terminal 91 2001 West Garfield Street Seattle, WA 98119

Website:   www.portseattle.org/places/smith-cove-cruise-terminal-pier-91

Parking:   www.cruiseseattleparking.com

TAMPA, FLORIDA

Port Tampa Bay Terminal #3 815 Channelside Drive Tampa, Florida 33602

Website:   www.porttb.com/cruise

Parking:   https://www.porttb.com/parking

General Questions

What do i need to do to get on board.

All guests must complete their Online Check-in process no later than midnight (Eastern time) prior to their sailing date. During online check-in, you will be asked to select an arrival appointment. This is the time that everyone in your stateroom should be at the cruise port terminal. Please arrive promptly within your Arrival Appointment to reduce your wait time in line. At check-in, you must present your boarding pass, picture ID and citizenship documents (including any necessary visas).  Due to security protocol, last minute bookings made within 24 hours of sailing will require guests to undergo a secondary screening. 

Guests who are scheduled to arrive at the terminal before 1:30 PM, usually check their bags with a porter so they can be free to enjoy lunch on Lido Deck before access to their stateroom is granted. Checked baggage service is only available until 2 hours before the ship's published departure time. Guests arriving after this time will be responsible for taking their bags on board.  Lunch is served on Lido Deck from boarding until the commencement of the safety briefing. Final Boarding :  In preparation for departure, all guests must be on board by the Final Boarding time printed on your boarding pass or you will not be permitted to sail. 

What are Service Gratuities?

It is customary for our guests to extend gratuities to the shipboard staff in appreciation for their hard work and exceptional service. 100% of your gratuities are distributed to the crew who you interact with, such as your stateroom attendants, dining and culinary services staff, as well as other members of the onboard team who work behind the scenes to enhance your overall cruise experience. Applying this charge automatically streamlines the recognition process and ensures our crew will share in your generosity.   

To help you plan, we have provided the recommended onboard gratuities guidelines.

  

  • Standard Staterooms: $16.00 USD per person, per day
  • Suite Staterooms: $18.00 USD per person, per day

You may pay this daily gratuity in two different ways:

Gratuities can be added at the time of booking or anytime up to the sail date. Guests who booked directly with Carnival may add their pre-paid gratuities on Carnival.com. If a guest booked with a travel agent, they may contact their travel professional to add pre-paid gratuities to their booking. Prepaid gratuities are reflected in the 'Miscellaneous Charge' field on the confirmation and in the guest's E-Documents. 

Sail & Sign ®

If guests have not pre-paid their gratuities, the recommended, per person, amount will be posted to their Sail & Sign account on the second to last day of the cruise. Should a guest not be satisfied with the service they receive, they can contact the Guest Services desk while on board. This will allow us to address their concerns in a timely and appropriate fashion. At the discretion of the guest, gratuities may be adjusted after they have been posted on the guest's account, while on board. Gratuities, as posted on a guest's Sail & Sign account, will be considered final after a guest disembarks and no changes will be made after the cruise.

Additional Information

  • Gratuities are assessed on all guests, with the exception of children under the age of 2.
  • Gratuities apply regardless of the dining options selected, such as eating at the casual dining restaurant or open seating dining.
  • For beverage purchases, an 18% service charge will be added to the bill.
  • An 18% service charge will be added to the cover charge for the Chef’s Table and Bonsai Teppanyaki as well as the nominal à la carte fee at Bonsai Sushi, Emeril’s Bistro, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse and Seafood Shack; additional gratuities can be added at the guest's discretion.
  • A gratuity may be extended to room service staff as service is rendered.

Thank you for your generous recognition of our onboard team. Our crew works hard to provide you with a great vacation and takes pride in being part of the best team in the cruise industry.

Can I get WiFi on board?

To keep you connected while at sea, all ships provide satellite internet access at our internet cafés and through the bow-to-stern ship-wide Wi-Fi network.

What kind of plans do you have?

Social Wi-Fi Plan  

  • Access the most popular social websites and applications including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat and the most popular airline sites.
  • Does not include access to most websites, email, video and music streaming services (i.e., Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Pandora), iMessage, Skype, cellular-network-dependent Wi-Fi calling and FaceTime services.

Pre-cruise:  $15.30 USD, per day   Onboard:  $18.00 USD, per day

Value Wi-Fi Plan  

  • Access popular social websites, email and applications including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat and the most popular airline sites as well as news, entertainment (not including streaming sites), sports, weather, banking and finance. Post pictures of your trip and make your friends jealous (using the faster speeds of the Social Plan).
  • Does not support Skype or video and music streaming (i.e., Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Pandora), cellular-network-dependent Wi-Fi calling and FaceTime services.

Pre-cruise:  $19.55 USD, per day Onboard:  $23.00 USD, per day

  Premium Wi-Fi Plan

  • Premium Wi-Fi plan provides access to all sites under the Social and Value Plans at the fastest possible connection (3 times faster than the Value Plan). Supports apps like Zoom, Skype and Team video calling, where coverage allows.
  • Does not support video and music streaming (i.e. Hulu, Spotify, Pandora); Netflix can be viewed through your Netflix account/app. Cellular-network-dependent Wi-Fi calling and FaceTime services are also not supported.

Pre-cruise:  $21.25 USD, per day Onboard:  $25.00 USD, per day

*Pricing is based on cruise-long plans and are subject to change without prior notice.

Guests can upgrade from one plan to another and use multiple devices, per plan, including their smart phone, laptop or the shipboard internet café, but only one device can be used at a time.

How to purchase a plan?

Pre-cruise:  Pre-purchase internet plans at a discounted rate online via the 'Manage My Booking' tab on carnival.com or send as a gift to family and friends through The Fun Shops™. Guests must purchase a plan that covers the entire duration of their cruise. Plans may be pre-purchased online up to 11:59pm ET, the day before embarkation. Daily plans are available for purchase on board.

On Board:  Turn on your device's Wi-Fi feature and access the Wi-Fi settings to receive instructions on how to purchase our plans.

What restrictions are there?

Please note that as our services are carried via satellite, there are a few limitations compared to your home network.

  • Only one device at a time can connect to Wi-Fi
  • Satellite internet speed may vary depending on location and time of day
  • Access to certain sites such as mature or violent content is blocked
  • VPN connections are not supported.  Discuss your VPN limitations with your company’s IT department if you are planning to work while sailing. We are not able to change your settings on board
  • Pricing for plans purchased pre-cruise vary from plans purchased at time of sailing
  • No refunds after plan is activated on board

What are some tips to improve the experience?

  • Once on board, turn on airplane mode and connect to Carnival Wi-Fi. By using airplane mode in settings, you avoid roaming fees charged by your carrier
  • To benefit from faster speeds, turn off background app data services and updates
  • Wi-Fi enabled laptop and mobile devices
  • Power supply for each of the devices you are bringing with you
  • Data cables to transfer pictures

Do you have public computers on board?

Publicly accessible computers (Microsoft Windows based) with standard internet browsers, are available 24 hours a day. These may be used with your existing internet plan.  MS Office or other specific software is not offered and you may not install your own software.

Does Carnival have a mobile app?

To download the Carnival HUB™ App, look for the Carnival HUB App on Google Play and iTunes to download. You can also download the app from Carnival's website by clicking here .

Which ships offer the Carnival HUB App? 

All ships are Carnival HUB App capable.

Where do the features of the app work?

Some features are available before your cruise but more functionalities become available once on board.

What does the Carnival HUB App do?

The following features are available at the touch of your fingertips:

  • Share your cruise countdown
  • Purchase gifts, WIFI, spa services, shore excursions and more
  • Make dinner reservations
  • Complete Online Check-In

During Your Cruise

  • Onboard Chat (fee applies)
  • ‘What's Happening’ Daily Events
  • Food and Drinks
  • Account Management
  • Kids and Teens
  • Reserve select shows, spa services, shore excursions and specialty dining
  • All your reservations are added to your planner to help you manage your day
  • Reserve restaurants ahead of time or check-in if you’re ready to go
  • View food and drink menus via QR scans
  • Casino features and special events 
  • Lounging by the pool? Order food for delivery
  • Learn about onboard safety and navigate to your assigned muster station to check-in with a team member upon boarding
  • Check into a virtual queue and skip the line! We'll simply notify you when it's your turn

            

And more...

What is the app name? How can I download it?

To download, look for the Carnival HUB App on Google Play and iTunes. You can also download the app from Carnival's website by clicking here .

Is the Carnival HUB App free?

The app is free to download and use on board. For $5.00 USD per user, for the voyage, the HUB App offers chat.

Do I need internet access to use the app? Do I have to pay roaming?

No internet purchase is required. The app works only with the ship’s free Wi-Fi. To access sites and services outside of the HUB App, guests will need to purchase one of the Wi-Fi plans. To avoid carrier imposed roaming charges, turn on airplane mode while on board.

How do I log into the Carnival HUB App? Where can I find my folio?

You may log in before your cruise using your Carnival.com account or your booking details. To log on, once on board, you will need your folio number (found on your Sail & Sign card) and date of birth.

Can minors use chat?

Chat access is limited to ages 13 years and older. For safety reasons, parents and guardians must give consent within the app for guests 12 years and younger to activate onboard chat.

What devices does the app work on?

IOS/Apple iPhone versions supported: IOS 12.0 and up

Android/Google versions supported: 7.0 (aka Nougat) and up

Can I use my tablet to run the Carnival HUB App?

Although the app is not optimized for tablets, it will function on both Android and Apple tablets.

What is Carnival's Tobacco and Marijuana Smoking Policy?

Smoking is a fire and safety hazard on a ship. Consequently, it is strictly limited to specific exterior deck areas.  All guests are expected to adhere to the following safety guidelines:

  • All staterooms and suite accommodations, including outside balconies, are NON-SMOKING. This policy applies to all forms of smoking, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaporizers, electronic cigarettes and marijuana.
  • Carnival recognizes that some state and local governments in the U.S., and in the destinations we visit, might allow marijuana use. However, Carnival Cruise Line follows U.S. federal law, which strictly prohibits possession and use of recreational/medicinal marijuana and other illegal controlled substances. 
  • Any violation of this policy will result in a $500 charge, per violation, posted on the guest’s Sail & Sign® account and may also result in the disembarkation of all guests in the stateroom. 
  • 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. Additionally, they may be prohibited from sailing with Carnival Cruise Line in the future.

Casino rules: There is no smoking in the casino unless seated and playing. It is not allowed at the casino bar or in the entire area when closed.

Our smoking policy is included in Carnival's  Cruise Ticket Contract .  Follow the link for   ship specific smoking areas .

In keeping with U.S. federal law, the minimum age to purchase tobacco products is 21. This policy is for U.S.-based itineraries/ships only.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if a guest is caught smoking in a stateroom or balcony?

They will be assessed a $500 charge, per violation, on their Sail & Sign® account. Information on this charge is included in Section 8 of Carnival’s Cruise Ticket Contract. The assessment of this charge does not allow a guest to continue smoking in his/her stateroom. 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. 

What should guests do if they smell tobacco in areas where smoking is not allowed, or marijuana in any area?

Guests who are concerned about other guests violating our smoking policy should contact our onboard Guest Services team, so we can address the situation. This will help avoid uncomfortable situations between guests.

What if a guest has a letter from a doctor saying that they are allowed to use marijuana for medicinal and/or therapeutic purposes?  Why is that prohibited?

Illegal narcotics/drugs including synthetic, designer drugs, marijuana, cannabis and cannabis derivatives such as Cannabidiol (CBD) items which may be labeled as medical marijuana are not allowed on board. While certain CBD products used for medicinal purposes may be legal in the U.S. based on state and local laws, they are not legal under U.S. federal law and in all the ports we visit and therefore are also considered prohibited items. 

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Cruise Ships and Drones, What Each Cruise Line Allows

Ben Souza

As drones continue to grow in popularity, each cruise line, port, and country have a different set of rules you need to abide by. There are a few things you need to know before thinking you can launch your drone from a cruise ship.

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Can I Bring a Drone on a Cruise Ship?

Using a drone properly can reward you with incredible photos and videos that otherwise would be impossible to get. I’m a drone enthusiast myself, having both DJI and GoPro drones.

Here is a rundown of what each cruise line allows as well as tips for getting the best possible video/photos with your drone while on a cruise.

It is important to remember to abide by all local laws where you want to fly. In cities such as Rome, the punishment for flying a drone is jail time and up to a 100,000 Euro fine.  They will also confiscate your drone and you’ll never see it again.  If you’re unsure of the local laws, just ask a police officer.  They will be able to assist you with laws that you may be unfamiliar with.

The AirMap app, available for free download on your phone, shows you the areas that are a no-fly zone. It’s a great app to have when flying drones.

Never fly over crowds, directly from the cruise ship, or right at the cruise port itself. If the local laws allow for you to fly, I like to walk down 15-20 minutes from the port and launch from there.

Which cruise lines allow what? All information below was current at the time of press.

Carnival Cruise Line

Drones may be brought on board but can only be used off the ship, for port use only. Drones must be stored in the guest’s stateroom.

Royal Caribbean

Guests are welcome to bring drones on their cruise for use on land only and outside of the port area. However, drones are not to be operated onboard the ship at any time, nor on Royal Caribbean’s private destinations: CocoCay, Bahamas or Labadee, Haiti.

While onboard, drones must be stored safely in the stateroom. Drones used on the ship will be confiscated until the end of the cruise. A Guest Conduct Policy warning will be issued and guests may be subject to disembarkation at their own expense for onboard drone usage.

Guests assume full responsibility for understanding all local authority rules related to drone usage and for obtaining any required permissions for drone operations. Different countries may have different rules. Any liability, including environmental damage from drone usage is the guest’s responsibility. Royal Caribbean assumes no liability for guest drones that may be confiscated by local authorities for violating local laws or for any accident or injury resulting from a guest drone flight.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Guests are not permitted to bring drones onboard for safety of other guests, as well as the welfare of the vessel.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises’ drone policy mirrors that of parent company Royal Caribbean.  Celebrity has the following rules concerning drones:

Guests are welcome to bring drones on their cruise for use on land only and outside of the port area. Drones are not to be operated onboard the ship at any time.

Different countries may have different rules. Guests assume full responsibility for understanding all local authority rules related to drone usage and for obtaining any required permissions for drone operations. Any liability, including environmental damage from drone usage is the guest’s responsibility. Royal Caribbean assumes no liability for guest drones that may be confiscated by local authorities for violating local laws or for any accident or injury resulting from a guest drone flight.

While onboard, drones must be stored safely in the stateroom. Drones used on the ship will be confiscated till the end of the cruise. A Guest Conduct Policy warning will be issued and guests may be subject to disembarkation at their own expense for onboard drone usage.

Drones are not to be operated on either of Royal Caribbean’s private destinations: CocoCay, Bahamas or Labadee, Haiti.

Disney Cruise Line

Remote-controlled helicopters, airplanes, drones or similar devices are not allowed on Disney cruise ships or on the cruise line’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay.

Princess Cruises

Drones also referred to as Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or Remotely Piloted Aerial Vehicle (RPA), and any other remote controlled aerial devices/toys are not allowed to be brought on board.

Holland America Line

For safety reasons drones and any other remote controlled aerial devices/toysare not allowed on board Holland America Line ships.

MSC Cruises

While MSC Cruises does not have an official drone policy on their website, I reached out to the cruise line about drones and here was their response: “Drones are not allowed to be used on board the ship. Those who bring them on board must check them with the crew and can pick up when departing the ship. Many ports require special permitting in order to use drones in various areas and in port, and that is up to the responsibility of the cruiser to obtain such permits.”

Best Drones for Cruises

You if you are thinking about buying a drone for an upcoming cruise, here are a few recommendations for the best drones to bring with you.

DJI Mavic Air – This is my go to drone for travel.  Why? Because it folds up and fits into a small case and is perfect for traveling. If you don’t want a drone that takes up a lot of space when packing, then this one is for you. While the drone may be small, it has a 20 minute flight time, takes 12 MP photos, and shoots video up to 4K at 30 fps. It also shoots full HD video at 120 fps.  The Asteroid video mode also makes for incredibly cool 10 second videos. Price: $779 on Amazon.com .

DJI Phantom 4 Pro –  For the very best in video and photo quality, it’s hard to beat the Phantom 4 Pro from DJI. While the drone takes up more real estate in your luggage than other drones, the picture quality is hard to beat. Price: $1,499 on Amazon.com .

DJI Mavic Pro – A drone that fits between the Mavic Air and Phantom 4 Pro, the Mavic Pro folds up nicely so it also makes a great drone for traveling.  Price: $845 on Amazon.com .

GoPro Karma – While GoPro stopped making their Karma drone (it’s still available for sale), it has one feature that makes it incredible useful on cruises.  You can take the GoPro camera off the drone, pop it into a handheld stabilizer that comes with the drone, and use it to take awesome videos while you are on the ship.   The drone also folds up to help with packing.  The controller has a video screen so there is no need to use your phone with it.  This is something I hope DJI starts incorporating into their controllers.

One other feature that can come in extremely handy is that someone else can control the drone camera with an app on their phone.  This allows one person to concentrate on flying, while another person can get the perfect photos and videos.  However, the Karma drone itself isn’t as good as the ones made by DJI. Price: $849 on Amazon.com (includes a GoPro HERO6 – $399 value).

Whichever drone you choose for your upcoming cruise, make sure you abide by local laws. If you’re not sure, a little common sense can go a long way.

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Joan, Making fun of people who use their drones to capture beautiful footage either by hobby or profession is pretty childish.. It is very similar to judging different activities someone might do in port such as sunbath, explore or shop.. People go on cruises for different reasons and photography, either drone or other equipment is neither attention seeking or some level of high maintenance. I wonder if you read the full article.. or as another commented the beautiful footage people capture with drones either over reefs or mountains or glaciers.. It may not be your choice.. but what makes you think you have cruising figured out? I am actually wondering why you commented at all on something you clearly have no understanding of.

if u need to bring toys on a cruise–a CRUISE! do us all a favor and stay home. god, you’re on a cruise…how much more entertainment do u need? if u need to bring a drone on a cruise u r one of two things #1 an attention-seeking show-off “look what i have!” -or- #2 u r too high manitenance. ugh!

The only reason I would bring one is for photography has nothing to do with showing off or playing with a toy

I don’t have a drone, myself. But I found this site after watching a YouTube video of an Alaskan cruise, thinking, as beautiful as it is, it would be awesome to be able to put up a drone and get closer video. So it has nothing to do with Look-At-Me.

Watch the video and see if you don’t agree. https://youtu.be/txRAyWUhRnc

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Bringing a Drone on a Cruise Ship

Before you click on this article and feel the need to flame me in the comment section, this article is published with purpose. Visit any discussion forum or Facebook group about cruising, and you’ll often see people ask if you can bring a drone on a cruise ship. Of course, that fires everyone up with endless opinions and misinformation.

It possible to bring a drone on a cruise ship?

The answer isn’t straightforward, as cruise lines’ policies vary greatly.

Many cruise lines have an explicit ban on carrying a drone onboard, while some allow carrying a drone with several restrictions.

In this article, we’ve listed the drone policies of popular cruise lines, whether they allow carrying a drone, and with what limitations.

Why do people carry a drone on a cruise ship?

For the anti-drone people, it’s important to realize that there are legitimate reasons that someone would be carrying a drone on a ship including cruise line-sponsored marketing videos and events.

Here are a few reasons why some people might want to take a drone on a cruise:

  • A drone hobbyist can explore areas like remote beaches, high hills, unique landscapes, and other places where it’s tricky to set foot in.
  • Drones can help capture weddings, parties, and live events on the cruise ship (or onshore), albeit with prior permission from the cruise line.
  • Marketing professionals for travel companies often use cruises to visit as many places in a short time as possible for the creation of videos for specific projects. Many of these folks will use a drone for their work.
  • For travel vloggers and content creators, drone imagery can help their content stand out among a sea of similar-looking photos and videos of the same cruise port or cruise destination by other influencers.

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Which Cruise Lines Allow Passengers to Bring a Drone Onboard?

Most cruise lines do not allow carrying a drone onboard. However, a few allow you to carry one with certain restrictions.

Here’s a list of the few cruise lines that allow carrying a drone onboard, along with their restrictions.

Carnival Cruise Line Drone Rules

Carnival Cruise allows passengers to bring certain items onboard, including drones that they can only use off the ship. On its official website, the cruise line states that drones are allowed, but they must be handed over to the Chief Security Officer during check-in. However, you can pick up the drone for port use only.

Royal Caribbean Drone Policy

You can carry a drone on a Royal Caribbean cruise, which you must store safely in the stateroom. You cannot use the drone onboard or in Royal Caribbean’s private destinations like Perfect Day at Cococay, Haiti, and the Bahamas. You can only use the drone on land and outside the port area.

Celebrity Cruises Drone Regulations

Similar to Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises has the same drone policy. You’re allowed to carry your drone on the cruise ship but not allowed to use it onboard under any circumstances. If found operating a drone on the cruise ship, the crew will confiscate it and return it only at the end of the trip. (If you’re lucky)

Cruise lines that prohibit drones (for the most part)

While these cruise lines specifically state in their policies rules against drones being brought on a ship, there may be a legitimate reason why the company will allow a drone to be placed with security and checked out at the port. It’s always worth asking!

Are drones allowed on Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)?

No, as per the cruise line’s prohibited list of items, drones or game-flying devices are not allowed onboard for the safety of other guests and the welfare of the vessel.

Can you Carry a Drone on a Disney Cruise?

Disney Cruise has a strict policy against drones and other electrical devices. If the crew finds a drone in your luggage during the security screening process, they will confiscate it. It could also result in a delay in the transfer of your luggage to your stateroom.

Can you bring a drone on Holland America Cruise?

According to Holland America Line’s list of prohibited items, passengers cannot bring drones or other remote-controlled aerial devices/toys onto the ship.

However, the cruise line also states that it can make exceptions for company-sponsored events, provided the fleet security gives prior approval.

According to a user on this forum , he emailed the cruise line about carrying a drone onboard. 

The company replied that it would reach out to ship security to make an exception for bringing the drone onto the ship. So it’s possible with proper authorization.

Are drones allowed on MSC Cruises?

No, MSC Cruises doesn’t allow carrying a drone on its cruise ship.

However, some users who’ve contacted MSC Cruises disclosed that if you bring a drone onboard, you must hand it over to the crew and pick it up while departing the ship.

Can you bring a drone on Virgin Voyages?

Virgin Voyages explicitly states that drones aren’t allowed on their Lady Ships.

On its list of prohibited items, the cruise line specifically mentions that it will confiscate the drones before the cruise ship sets sail. The crew will only return the drones on the home port’s arrival.

BUT – We’ve spoken with people who have boarded with drones after speaking with security staff allowing them to disembark at ports and collect the drone for use outside of the port area .

Are drones allowed on Princess Cruises?

Drones are prohibited on Princess Cruises. The cruise line states that Remotely Piloted Aerial Vehicles (RPA), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), and other remote-controlled aerial toys are restricted on the cruise ship.

However, it can make exceptions if you get it approved in advance by Fleet Security for company-sponsored events.

Can you bring a drone on the luxury cruise lines like Regent, Oceania, and Silversea?

Regent, Oceania, and Silversea cruises do not allow carrying a drone onboard. 

Silversea Cruise Line states that due to varied port authority laws, passenger safety, and ship security, it prohibits onboarding all types of aerial drones.

3 Things to Consider before bringing a drone on a cruise ship

Cruise line policy.

Depending on the cruise line policies, several cruise lines completely ban carrying a drone onboard. Other cruise lines require you to check in the drone with the security staff, while only a few allow it onboard stored in the cabin.

These policies can change anytime, and you should keep yourself updated by visiting the cruise line’s official website or contacting them through email or call.

Port & country regulations

While some cruise lines allow you to carry your drone onboard, it doesn’t mean you can fly it freely anywhere, or even anywhere near the port.

Individual ports and countries visited by your cruise will have their own policies on drone flying. There are no-fly zones in many ports and some countries due to close proximity with airports or military bases.

Drones are classified according to their weight. Hence, larger and heavier drones have more flying restrictions than smaller ones. Most commonly, drones under 250 grams have the least restrictions and will be more likely to be allowed. 

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How to check no-fly zones for your drone?

You can check a country or its port’s official website for no-fly zones. There are a few websites that have organized country (and US State) specific rules/laws including UAV Coach here.

Additionally, several apps like OpenSky & B4UFLY, and more provide visual information about no-fly zones.

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Can I take a drone on a cruise? Updated January 2019

Thinking of taking your drone on your cruise? It may be a good idea to ask the cruise line “Can I bring a drone on a cruise” as from the digging we have done there is no clear and consistent answer.

Drones have increased in popularity and you can get some stunning video footage from them, but taking a drone on a cruise is not always possible.

You will need to delve in to the cruise lines Terms & Conditions regarding this – you may find you will only be able to use your drone off the ship or they refuse to carry the drone and it may be confiscated until the end of your cruise.

It’s also worth looking up the local laws in the country your are visiting to ensure there is no laws in place regarding their use.  Knowing the no fly zones and other restrictions is important.

Permitted to be carried on to the ship but not used on the ship.

https://www.carnival.com/help

Cunard do not allow you to bring a drone onboard.

https://ask.cunard.com/help/cunard/before-you-sail/drone_on_board

Norwegian Cruise Line

Guests are not permitted to bring drones onboard.

https://www.ncl.com/uk/en/prohibited-items

Drones are listed on their Prohibited Items list.

https://ask.pocruises.com/help/PO/before-you-sail/not_allowed

Drones are lists on their Prohibited items list.

https://www.princess.com/learn/faq_answer/pre_cruise/bring.jsp

Royal Caribbean

As of early 2018, Royal Caribbean changed their policy (thanks to a reader for letting us know).

“Guests are welcome to bring drones on their cruise for use on land only and outside of the port area. However, drones are not to be operated onboard the ship at any time, nor on Royal Caribbean’s private destinations: CocoCay, Bahamas or Labadee, Haiti.”

https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/can-guests-bring-drones-onboard

Viking Cruises

Guests can bring drones on their cruise for use on land only.

Here are some useful links that I found when researching this post:

Useful websites

US drone Laws :  https://mydroneauthority.com/industry/drone-laws-regulations-guide/

Laws by country: https://uavcoach.com/drone-laws

Hobby Help: https://hobbyhelp.com/drones/

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Boat trips have very attractive and amazing views that can be recorded and filmed in the best way, thanks to drones. But the question that may arise for passengers is, can you bring drones on a cruise ship?

Join us as we continue to discuss whether you can take a drone on a cruise and their use on a cruise. Let’s start together!

Are drones allowed on cruise ships?

The answer is yes, but using them on a cruise ship follows the rules that you should know before the trip.

What about the carnival cruise? Can you bring a drone on a Carnival cruise?

Of the eight major cruise lines in the industry, only three, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Celebrity Cruises, allow passengers to carry drones.

Drones are only permitted for usage in port areas, and tourists must abide by local drone laws, which include distance requirements from structures, ships, and other prohibited places like airports.

In some circumstances, a license could be needed to fly a drone. If you don’t follow these rules, cruise companies or municipal authorities may punish you or even take your drone away.

Even though the carnival allows drones, there is a strict restriction – only camera-equipped drones are allowed, and their use is limited to land. This is also in line with Royal Caribbean’s policy.

On which cruise ship can you take a drone?

Only a few cruise ships allow the use of drones, and the availability varies between cruise lines. Only a select fraction of the biggest cruise lines in the sector accept drones for boarding.

It is crucial to remember that there are tight guidelines and limitations on how drones can be used aboard these cruise ships.

A license may occasionally be required in order to operate a drone. If you don’t follow these rules, cruise companies or local authorities may punish you or take your drone away.

Drones can be used on select ships on certain cruise lines; here are specific ships where drones are allowed.

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Can you take a drone on a cruise? Yes, Royal Caribbean allows drones on some of its ships, but they have strict rules.   It’s important to check the latest policy, but ships like Symphony of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas have allowed drones in the past.

Carnival cruises

Another option where you can board a drone is Carnival Cruise Line, but it has a series of specific rules and regulations. Only drones equipped with cameras are allowed. Ships like Carnival Horizon and Carnival Breeze are known to accommodate such drones.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises, part of the Royal Caribbean Group, also allows drones. Similar to Royal Caribbean, they usually allow the use of drones in port areas.

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What are the rules for using drones on cruises?

Using a drone on a cruise ship is an exciting way to capture spectacular footage of sea and natural scenery.

As in the answer to Can you bring a drone on a cruise ship, we said that only some cruise lines allow bringing a drone, which also has rules.

Some general criteria normally apply, although these regulations can differ based on the airline.

For instance, the primary directive on the majority of cruise ships states that drones may only be used in port areas.

I suggest you visit the FAA website .

Drone operation while a ship is at sea is typically forbidden. This is done to safeguard the safety of the passengers and crew and to avoid any potential interference with the ship’s operations.

Passengers must comply with local drone regulations at each port. This includes observing no-fly zones and maintaining a safe distance from buildings, ships, and restricted areas such as airports.

The usage of drones at ports may occasionally require permission from local authorities. The passenger is responsible for being aware of any required permits and obtaining them. The passenger will be penalized if he does not comply with this.

In addition, some cruise lines like Carnival and Royal Caribbean only allow drones with cameras. Drones without cameras are often not allowed. This is primarily for safety and privacy reasons.

Why can’t we bring drones on a cruise?

Why can’t we bring drones on a cruise?

Drone use restrictions on sea voyages can be ascribed to a number of concerns, chiefly safety and privacy.

The disruption of ship operations is one of the main justifications for prohibiting the use of drones on sea travel. Drones flying near a ship’s navigation equipment or landing on the deck can pose safety risks.

Safety is another major concern on cruise ships. Drones flying in close proximity to passengers, especially on an open deck, can be dangerous. Unexpected landing or collision of the drone with passengers can lead to injuries.

Operating drones on a moving ship can be technically challenging. Ship motion, wind, and confined spaces on board can make UAV flight unpredictable and potentially dangerous.

Drones equipped with cameras can violate the privacy of passengers. Cruise vacations are often noted for their privacy and tranquility, and having video-capable drones flying around passengers can be unsettling.

Bringing a drone on your cruise can be very useful for recording and filming scenic views, but can you bring a drone on a cruise? Yes, you can, but not on all cruise lines, and bringing it needs to follow a series of rules.

Drone regulations vary among cruise lines. Only Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Celebrity Cruises allow drones, but their use is limited to port areas.

Local drone laws, including distance requirements, must be followed, and permits are sometimes required.

The purpose of the restrictions is to ensure the safety and privacy of passengers and crew. Drones can disrupt ship operations, endanger passengers, and violate privacy.

Using drones at sea can be technically challenging due to ship motion. Are there any other cruises that allow bringing drones? Please provide their names for us!

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Disney Cruise Drone Rules: Everything You Need to Know for a Safe and Fun Voyage

Disney Cruise Drone Rules: Everything You Need to Know for a Safe and Fun Voyage

Below is a table summarizing the key points of Disney Cruise drone rules:

| Rules and Regulations | Details | |———————–|———| | Prohibited Items | Drones are not allowed to be brought on board the ship due to safety concerns. They must be left behind. | | Safety Concerns | The use of drones can pose potential hazards to the ship, guests, and crew members. It is essential to respect these concerns and comply with the rules. | | Authorized Excursions | If you wish to capture aerial footage during your cruise, Disney Cruise Line offers authorized excursions where drones are permitted. These excursions provide a safe and controlled environment for drone operation. | | Enforcement Measures | Disney Cruise Line takes the enforcement of drone rules seriously. Any violation may result in confiscation of the drone and possible legal action. | | Alternative Options | To capture stunning moments onboard and ashore without a drone, Disney Cruise Line provides professional photography services and offers a range of recreational activities for guests to enjoy. |

It is crucial to note that these rules are in place to prioritize the safety and well-being of everyone on board. By adhering to these guidelines, you can help create a harmonious environment and ensure a memorable voyage for all. For more detailed information and official guidelines, please refer to Disney Cruise Line’s official website.

Sources: – Disney Cruise Line: [https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/faq/prohibited-items/](https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/faq/prohibited-items/) – Cruise Critic: [https://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=2075](https://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?

Can I take my drone on a Disney cruise?

When it comes to bringing your drone on a Disney cruise, there are some important rules and regulations to keep in mind. According to Disney Cruise Drone Rules: Everything You Need to Know for a Safe and Fun Voyage, drones are not allowed to be flown on or near the ship due to safety concerns. This includes both recreational and commercial use of drones. To ensure a safe and enjoyable voyage for all guests, it is essential to leave your drone at home and instead focus on the many other exciting activities and experiences Disney cruises have to offer. For more information on Disney cruise drone rules, please visit [insert reliable source link].

Can I bring my drone on a cruise?

When it comes to bringing your drone on a Disney cruise, there are some important rules and guidelines to keep in mind. The Disney Cruise Line has specific regulations in place to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all guests on board. First and foremost, drones are not allowed to be flown on the ship or any of Disney’s private islands. Additionally, guests are not permitted to bring drones on board, even for recreational use. This policy is in place to protect the safety and privacy of all guests, as well as to comply with aviation regulations. It’s important to note that violating these rules can result in consequences, including confiscation of the drone and possible removal from the cruise. To learn more about Disney Cruise drone rules and regulations, be sure to visit the official Disney Cruise Line website.

What is the 1 1 rule for drones?

The 1 1 rule for drones on Disney cruises is a vital guideline to ensure a safe and enjoyable voyage. This rule states that guests are allowed to bring drones onboard, but they must be stored in their staterooms at all times, except for when they are being used in designated areas. These designated areas are typically found on the upper deck and are specifically designated for drone use. It is important to adhere to this rule to avoid any potential accidents or disruptions during the cruise. For more information on Disney Cruise drone rules, please refer to their official website at www.disneycruise.com.

Why are drones banned on cruise ships?

Drones are banned on Disney Cruise ships to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all passengers. The use of drones poses potential risks and disruptions to the travel experience, including privacy concerns, interference with ship operations, and potential harm to individuals or property. As outlined in Disney Cruise Drone Rules, guests are prohibited from operating drones on board the ship or while in port. This policy aligns with industry regulations and prioritizes the safety and comfort of everyone on board. For more information on Disney Cruise Drone Rules and regulations, please visit the official Disney Cruise Line website.

Can you bring a drone on a cruise carnival

When it comes to bringing a drone on a Carnival cruise, it’s important to be aware of the rules and regulations set by the cruise line. Carnival Cruise Line does not allow guests to bring drones on board their ships. The use of drones is strictly prohibited due to safety and privacy concerns. This policy is in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests on board. For more information on Carnival’s drone policy, please visit their official website at https://help.carnival.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3172/.

In conclusion, understanding the drone rules and regulations when embarking on a Disney Cruise is crucial for a safe and enjoyable voyage. With the increasing popularity and accessibility of drones, it is essential to be well-informed and responsible while using them on board the ship.

Firstly, familiarize yourself with the Disney Cruise Line’s policy on drones. As mentioned earlier, drones are not allowed to be operated on or near the ship without prior authorization. This policy ensures the safety of all guests and crew members and avoids any potential hazards that drones might pose.

Moreover, it is important to comply with the regulations set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA has specific rules regarding drone operation, including restrictions on flying near airports, over people, and above certain altitudes. These rules are designed to protect the airspace and ensure the safety of everyone involved. Understanding and adhering to these regulations will help you avoid any legal issues and ensure a smooth experience during your cruise.

Additionally, it is recommended to consider the privacy and comfort of fellow passengers and crew members. Drones equipped with cameras can infringe on the privacy of others, and it is crucial to be mindful of this. Always seek permission from individuals before capturing their images or recording videos, and respect their wishes if they decline. This will contribute to a respectful and enjoyable atmosphere for everyone on board.

When planning to bring a drone on your Disney Cruise, make sure to pack it securely and follow the transportation guidelines provided by the cruise line. Storing the drone safely will not only protect it from damage but also prevent any accidents during embarkation, disembarkation, or while on board.

Lastly, it is worth mentioning that the guidelines and regulations surrounding drones are subject to change. Stay updated with the latest information and guidelines from the Disney Cruise Line and the FAA to ensure that you are well-informed and compliant with any new developments.

For further information and details about drone rules and regulations, visit reputable sources such as the official Disney Cruise Line website and the FAA’s official website. These sources will provide you with accurate and up-to-date information to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience while operating a drone on your Disney Cruise.

Remember, by following the rules and regulations, being respectful of others, and staying informed, you can enjoy capturing breathtaking aerial views and unforgettable memories during your Disney Cruise.

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Can you smoke on a Carnival cruise balcony?

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Can You Smoke on a Carnival Cruise Balcony?

If you are a smoker and planning to take a cruise with Carnival, you may be wondering whether or not you can smoke on the balcony of your stateroom. The answer to this question is yes, you can smoke on a Carnival cruise balcony. However, there are certain restrictions and guidelines that you must follow in order to do so.

Smoking on a Carnival cruise balcony is allowed, but there are some important rules to be aware of. Firstly, it is important to note that smoking is only permitted on the balconies of certain staterooms. There are designated smoking areas on the ship, and it is important to adhere to these designated areas. Additionally, guests are not permitted to smoke inside their staterooms or in any other public areas of the ship.

1. What are the designated smoking areas on a Carnival cruise ship?

2. are there any restrictions on smoking on the balcony of a carnival cruise ship, 3. can i smoke in my stateroom on a carnival cruise, 4. what is the policy on smoking in other public areas of the ship, 5. are electronic cigarettes allowed on the balconies of a carnival cruise ship, 6. what should i do with my cigarette butts when smoking on the balcony, 7. are there any penalties for smoking in non-designated areas on a carnival cruise ship, 8. can i bring my own cigarettes and tobacco on a carnival cruise, 9. is there a smoking policy for guests with disabilities, 10. are there any exceptions to the smoking policy for special events or occasions, 11. can i smoke on the balcony of my stateroom if i am sharing with a non-smoker, 12. how can i find out more information about the smoking policy on a carnival cruise ship, frequently asked questions about smoking on a carnival cruise balcony.

On Carnival cruise ships, there are designated outdoor smoking areas where guests are permitted to smoke. These areas are clearly marked and it is important to smoke only in these designated areas.

Yes, there are certain restrictions on smoking on the balcony of a Carnival cruise ship. Guests are only permitted to smoke on the balconies of certain staterooms, and it is important to adhere to these guidelines.

No, smoking is not permitted inside the staterooms on a Carnival cruise ship. Guests are only allowed to smoke on the balconies of certain staterooms and in designated outdoor smoking areas.

Smoking is not permitted in any other public areas of the ship, including the dining areas, entertainment venues, and onboard facilities. It is important to adhere to the designated smoking areas and guidelines provided by Carnival.

Yes, electronic cigarettes are allowed to be used on the balconies of certain staterooms. However, it is important to be respectful of other guests and adhere to the designated smoking areas on the ship.

It is important to properly dispose of cigarette butts when smoking on the balcony of a Carnival cruise ship. There are designated ashtrays provided in the smoking areas, and it is important to use these for proper disposal.

Yes, there are penalties for guests who do not adhere to the smoking guidelines on a Carnival cruise ship. It is important to respect the rules and regulations put in place for the comfort and safety of all guests.

Yes, guests are permitted to bring their own cigarettes and tobacco on a Carnival cruise. However, it is important to be mindful of the smoking guidelines and designated areas on the ship.

Carnival cruise ships are equipped to accommodate guests with disabilities, including those who may require smoking areas. It is important to communicate any specific needs or requirements to the cruise line in advance.

No, there are no exceptions to the smoking policy on a Carnival cruise ship. It is important to adhere to the designated smoking areas and guidelines at all times during the cruise.

It is important to respect the preferences of other guests when it comes to smoking on the balcony of a Carnival cruise ship. It is advisable to communicate and come to a mutual agreement with any stateroom companions who may have different preferences.

For more information about the smoking policy on a Carnival cruise ship, guests can refer to the guidelines provided by the cruise line or contact the customer service team for additional assistance.

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