Carnival’s tough smoking policy

This item appears on page 17 of the January 2019 issue.

Carnival Cruise Lines ( announced, on Nov. 26, that any passenger caught smoking in an undesignated area, including in his or her own cabin, will be fined $500, and he or she, and any other person staying in their cabin, may be removed from the ship at the next port of call. Anyone removed from a ship for a smoking violation will be banned from future Carnival cruises.

Previously, smoking violators only faced a cleaning fee tacked onto their bill.