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Carnival Prohibited Items

Every cruise line has their own policy but in general most companies prohibit the same items: liquor, flammables and illegal items. Surprisingly clothes irons and steamers are now banned on most cruise ships for "safety reasons" but curling irons and curler machines are still ok.

Smoking Policy


Alcohol Policy

Hard liquor and beer are not permitted and will be confiscated. Guests over the age of 21 may bring aboard at embarkation one sealed bottle of wine or champagne per adult.

Medical Items

All illegal drugs are prohibited. Medical marijuana is not allowed.

Scooters (only permitted if used for mobility, and must be stored in guest's stateroom)

Medical gas bottles/oxygen cylinders are allowed in connection with a certified medical condition but cannot be packed in baggage. Oxygen cylinders must be delivered to guest services and stored in a designated safe area.


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Weapons & Explosive Items

The following items are prohibited:

Firearms (i.e., non-firing weapons and starter pistols) Ammunition (i.e., bullets, shot or missile that can be fired using a propellant)

Imitation or replica weapons (i.e., de-commissioned weapons or those not capable of being fired, toy weapons, or any other item made, intended or adapted to be used as a weapon)

Explosives or explosive component parts, (i.e., detonators)

Fireworks or pyrotechnics (except those previously approved in connection with a company stage production which have been properly manifested

Taser or electronic stun guns

Pepper or mace sprays

Handcuffs, brass knuckles

Knives with blades longer than four (4) inches (Recreational dive knives are allowed but must be held in the custody of the Guest Services Manager or Chief Security Officer and must be checked out/in by the owner for dive excursions during the cruise.)

Telescopic or regular batons

Martial arts equipment (i.e., flails, throwing stars, belt buckle knives, etc.)


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Sporting Goods & Children's Toys

The following items are prohibited:





Any footwear with wheels, i.e. Heely's type shoes


The following items are allowed with conditions:

Items for In Port Use only: Snorkel gear, skateboards, golf clubs, fishing rods (packed), tennis rackets, kites (packed), roller blades/skates

Golf Clubs: Should be included with checked baggage and remain in the cabin when not in use.


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Electronic Items

The following electronic items will be confiscated: Clothing irons, steamers, electrical appliances, household appliances, and heating pads.

Electrical devices such as fans, power strips, multi plug box outlets/adaptors, and extension cords will be removed if determined to pose a hazard and returned the last day of the cruise prior to debark.

Personal grooming devices such as hair dryers, flat and curling irons, shavers, etc., are allowed on board when used with proper caution. These devices should not be used when other electrical appliances are plugged in. However, if such devices are determined to pose a hazard, they will be removed and returned the last day of the cruise prior to debark.

Electronics such as laptops, cameras, cellular phones, etc. are allowed on board when used with proper caution.

Radios/Boom Boxes: For the comfort of all our guests, radios and boom boxes can be used with headphones or earpieces when used in public areas.

DVDs/VCRs/Nintendo/Play Units: Due to compatibility issues with stateroom televisions, these items can only be utilized in suites and guests must provide their own RCA cables.


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Other Prohibited Items

Large coolers. (Personalized-sized coolers, no longer than 12" x 12" x 12" for housing small non-alcoholic beverages or medical items as carry-on luggage are permitted.)

Candles and incense

Dive tanks, diver spears, and diver slings

Household goods or tools of trade

Volatile and highly flammable liquids such as cigarette lighter fluid

Scissors with blades longer than four (4) inches (Large scissors of the type used by scrapbook and quilting enthusiasts are at times permitted with prior notification from the Security Services Department, but are held onboard in the same manner as dive knives.)

Metal detectors

Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)


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Coolers: Small, personal-sized coolers no larger than 12” x 12” x 12” for the purpose of housing small quantities of non-alcoholic beverages and/or medications are permitted as carry-on luggage. • Live Animals: Only qualified service animals once approved by Guest Access Services at time of booking.

Flowers and Plants: May be brought on board in the port of embarkation but are not permitted to be taken off the ship in the United States, per the U.S Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Agricultural Division.

Musical Instruments: Only if the guest is participating in a pre-approved ship performance.

Floatation Devices: For the comfort of all our guests, rafts, tubes and floatation devices other than those used as life preservers (water wings) cannot be used in the swimming pools on board.

Wrapped Gifts: Guests may bring wrapped gifts on board; however, due to heightened security, the gift may have to be unwrapped, upon request.

Fish Caught on Fishing Expeditions: The fish cannot be brought on board; it must be shipped home.


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