March 4, 2003
Carnival, which last week said that it would begin prohibiting passengers
from bringing non-alcoholic beverages (water, soda and juice) onboard in any
quantity, appears to be rethinking the policy. A spokeswoman says that the
original policy is in the process of some revision.
Carnival's Jennifer de la Cruz says that the original impetus for the new
rule was "people showing up in embarkation with multiple cases of beverages
in tow," adding, "in many cases it is just way outside the realm of
At this point, Carnival is not enforcing any rule restricting passengers
from bringing a supply of non-alcoholic beverages onboard (though the
regulation prohibiting travelers from carting alcoholic beverages to their
cabins is very much in effect) until it is able to clarify its
interpretation of "excessive." We'll keep you posted.