Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Water, Water Everywhere (but don’t bring it aboard)

In an effort to stop the flow of “illegal” alcohol onto their ships Carnival Cruise Line is going to be changing their beverage policy by prohibiting more kinds of nonalcoholic beverages which may be brought aboard by passengers.

The reason is the same as Carnival always gives, that they feel the need to control all alcohol on the ship. They say it is a safety factor and will speed up the boarding process. The unspoken question, however, is always at what point customers, especially ones who are guilty of nothing, will decide the policies are just too intrusive or too much of an affront and will decide to vacation elsewhere (other cruise line or land-based resort).

The complete article appeared in the June 9 edition of Cruise News Daily