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Carnival Revises Smoking Policy & Increases Automatic Gratuity Amounts

Written by: Cruise News

July 8, 2014.

Carnival Cruise Lines rolled out some policy changes this morning in a letter to their travel partners. Starting on October 9, 2014, the cruise line will join most other mainstream lines in prohibiting smoking on stateroom balconies. Those caught violating the policy will be charged a $250 cleaning fee. The ticket contract has been revised to include the new policy and fee. Also, the company is increasing the daily gratuity that is automatically charged to shipboard accounts. The charge will increase by 50 cents per person/per day, going from $11.50 to $12.00. Those guests who have already pre-paid gratuities for upcoming cruises will not be assessed the new fee.

The text of the letter is as follows:

“Effective October 9, 2014, Carnival Cruise Lines will no longer allow smoking on stateroom balconies fleetwide. The company already prohibits smoking within staterooms. Carnival’s updated smoking policy is consistent with most other major cruise lines. Smoking will continue to be allowed in designated open deck areas, as well as night clubs and certain areas within the casino and casino bar.

Guests who smoke in their staterooms or on their balconies will be assessed a $250 cleaning and refreshing fee on their Sail & Sign shipboard account. Information on this fee is included in Carnival’s ticket contract. We appreciate our guests’ understanding of this modification to our smoking policy based on guest feedback.”

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