Carnival bans carry-on bottled beverages

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that it is banning travelers from bringing their own bottled beverages onto their ships starting July 9.

The cruise line said that too many “guests” were trying to smuggle alcohol on board resulting in rowdy behavior and delays in the embarkation process.

Guests who age 21 and over can still bring one bottle of wine or champagne at embarkation, and cruisers can still bring along up to 12 unopened drinks in cans or cartons. Or, they can purchase a 12-pack of bottled water from Carnival at $2.99 prior to their trip, or $4.99 on board, said the company website.
Perhaps the new beverage policy will stimulate the sale of duty free spirits?