Carnival Cruise Line bans passengers over video of fishing above balcony – Fox Business

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Carnival Cruise Line banned at least two passengers after a video allegedly showing them fishing over the side of their balcony went viral on social media.

“Fishing from our vessels is prohibited,” a company representative said in an email to FOX Business on Thursday. “We have identified the guests and they will not be going back to Carnival.”

The spokesman did not say where, when or on which ship the incident occurred.

The TikTok video of the incident has since been deleted and has reportedly been viewed millions of times. It is unclear whether the video was shared by one of the blocked guests.


However, copies of the video remain on the social media platform and show a man – who appears to be wearing a blue Sail & Sign card, indicating it is the guest’s first departure – bailing the fish on a line from the turquoise ones Water stories below pulls the balcony. A fishing rod is not shown.

Cruise website Cruise Hive reported that the incident happened near the port of Nassau in the Bahamas and that the video was released on April 16 – though it’s not clear when it was filmed.

What happened to the fish is not clear from the video. Except for qualified service dogs, guests are not permitted to bring live animals aboard the ship. Animal products are also not allowed to be brought back into the United States

Carnival allows mark-and-release fishing rods — but only for the use of its ships. They must be kept in the guest’s stateroom.

This file photo dated January 29, 2021 shows a Carnival Cruise Line sign at Port Miami in Miami, Florida. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky/AP Newsroom)


Additionally, Carnival says in the cruise line’s ticketed contract that discharging objects into the ocean and waterways is strictly prohibited.

“Any intentional or negligent act of offloading or releasing an unauthorized item overboard without the express approval of the ship’s personnel may result in a $500 fee per violation, which will be credited to the guest’s Sail & Sign account,” it said in the general terms and conditions.

Royal Caribbean ship Allure of the Seas (L) and Carnival cruise ships Liberty and Elation are seen in Nassau, Bahamas April 29, 2019. ((Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images) / Getty Images)

Guests are responsible for any fines or penalties imposed on Carnival by any government, governmental agency or official, port or port official, or for any expense or loss caused or incurred as a result of violating their environmental policies that may result in Carnival disembarking all guests in the cabin.


Those who disembark for violating the policy are responsible for all financial costs and expenses of returning home – and not a refund of the unused cruise fare – with the possibility of their future voyage on Carnival Cruise Line is prohibited.

Similar penalties apply to guests whose conduct affects the comfort, enjoyment, safety, or well-being of other guests or crew, with Carnival saying they may be detained and/or disembarked at their own expense and will be banned in the future to sail with Carnival .