Rules for Carnival Cruise Lines

Rules for Carnival Cruise Lines
Rules for Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival cruise line is a one of the largest and most popular cruise lines available for your vacation. With destination ports around the world, and top of the line service, you are sure to be satisfied with your vacation. However, like any cruise line, Carnival has a few rules and regulations that will need to be followed while your on board their cruise line. These rules are put in effect to protect you, as well as the other guests and crew members on board.
Code of Conduct

Most of Carnivals rules and regulations on board are associated with the Carnival passenger code of conduct. This code of conduct states that you will not do anything that could possible disturb or harm any other guest or crew member on board the vessel. This includes the health, comfort, safety, and enjoyment of all others on the ship with you. If you do not follow this code of conduct, Carnival cruise line reserves the rights to discontinue your trip, in which you will not get a refund and may be responsible for paying your way back to your home port.

Proper Documentation

Carnival cruise line requires that you have proper documentation on you at all times during your cruise. Because of new cruise laws that went into effect in January of 2008, and further new cruise laws that go into effect in June 2009, many cruises now require a passport. This includes cruises the embark from Canada or Mexico. Cruises that both leave and return to the same United States port only require that you have your birth certificate, or a certified copy of your birth certificate. To review the new passport laws, please visit the United States Passport website link located in the additional resources section of this article.


Passengers under the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 25. Any passenger that tries to board the boat who is under that age must show proof that they are sharing a cabin with someone over the age of 21, are accompanied by their spouse, or traveling with a guardian or parent who is in a separate stateroom.


No live animals are permitted on the cruise ship at any time. The only exception to this rule are certified service animals for those with disabilities.

Dangerous Items

No weapons, explosives (including fireworks), flammable liquids, or illicit substances are allowed on the boat. Any passenger found with these items will have them confiscated and may face criminal charges depending on the item brought on board and applicable laws.


Guests are prohibited from bringing alcohol on board the ship. However, guests can bring up to one bottle of either wine or champagne on board per person over the age of 21. A corkage fee of $10 to $14 will be charged to guests who want to drink these bottles in the dining room or supper club. Alcohol of course can be bought on board at anytime. Any alcohol bought in ports will be confiscated and kept until the cruise has ended at which point the guest can reclaim the alcohol from the cruise line.

Chris Sherwood is a professional journalist who specializes in health and fitness, diseases, medical and health research, and drug and alcohol effects research. Sherwood works in healthcare administration, specifically with wound care, medical billing and insurance.