Carnival has also strengthened their mask requirements.
Following behind Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise, Carnival Cruise Line has made changes to their Covid protocols. Carnival brand Ambassador John Heald announced through social media that “all guests, ages two and above, are required to wear masks at all times when indoors, except when eating or drinking or when in their own staterooms.” Masks are also required outdoors “if in large gatherings and physical distancing can not be maintained.”
In addition, Carnival also advised guests that smoking will not be allowed in the casino, at least through January 31, 2022. Heald explained that the change was made “based on this new variant which is, from what the health professionals say, something that we have to be cautious about.”
John Heald also advised that any cancellation because of the rules change would come with penalties. Heald said he hoped that guests “will remember the reason you booked the cruise, and it wasn’t to smoke in the casino, it was to be in the casino, to have fun, to enjoy the hospitality of our brilliant crew members and [have] fun.”