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Breaking: Carnival bans smoking on all balconies starting October 9

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On July - 8 - 2014

Carnival Cruise Lines quietly rolled out its new non-smoking policy today to their travel agency partners and currently booked customers.  According to Carnival Cruise Lines spokesperson, Vance Gulliksen, the changes are a result of responses received by the majority of its customers.  “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.

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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.”

In addition to the smoking changes, the line will be increasing it’s daily gratuity guideline from $11.50 a day to $12.00 per day.

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