Carnival eases beverage policy at ports of call

Carnival Cruise Line has eased its restrictions on guests bringing nonalcoholic beverages aboard at ports of call.

Guests can now return to the ship with as many as a dozen 12-ounce cartons or cans of soda, water, juice or other soft beverages. Bottles continue to be banned.

Earlier this year, Carnival limited the amount of bottled water brought aboard on embarkation to reduce screening times and help stop passengers from bringing unauthorized alcohol onboard.

As before, duty-free alcohol purchased at ports will be safeguarded until the end of the cruise.