UCF students who are hoping to smuggle alcohol on their next spring break cruise are going to face some new obstacles in the future.
Starting July 9, passengers will only be able to bring cans and cartons of water, soda, and non-alcoholic beverages and those will be limited to a maximum of 12, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Carnival Cruise Line said, “Guests bringing bottled beverages on board are proving to be a source of multiple issues.”
“The first issue is the impact on the boarding process. Bottled beverages are the most common means by which guests attempt to smuggle alcohol on board which necessitates bottles be individually examined by security personnel. This delays the embarkation process and requires security resources dedicated to checking bottled beverages,” according to Carnival Cruise Line.
The statement given by Carnival goes on to say that smuggled alcohol usually is the cause of behavioral issues on board.
“When behavioral issues occur on board and are ultimately investigated, smuggled alcohol often appears to be a factor. Hence, to ensure an enjoyable experience for all guests and crew, we are modifying our beverage policy,” said Carnival.
The Carnival Cruise Line still allows one bottle of fine wine or champagne per adult 21 or over to be brought aboard during embarkation, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The Carnival bottle ban, on top of Panama City banning alcohol in the beach during the duration of the majority of college spring breaks, is likely to impact spring break options for college students next year