Cruise Line Prohibited Items

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RCI Prohibited Items

Every cruise line has their own policy but in general most companies prohibit the same items: liquor, flammables and illegal items. Surprisingly clothes irons and steamers are now banned on most cruise ships for "safety reasons" but curling irons and curler machines are still ok.

Smoking Policy

Prohibited items:

Firearms & Ammunition, including realistic replicas.
Sharp Objects, including all knives and scissors. (Note: Personal grooming items such as safety razors are allowed. Scissors with blade length less than 4 inches are allowed.)

Items that generate heat or produce an open flame:

Coffee Makers
Clothes Irons
Travel Steamers
Hot Plates
Flammable Liquids and Explosives, including lighter fluid and fireworks.

NOTE: The only exception to this policy are curling irons and hair straighteners. Matches and normal lighteners are allowed onboard. However "torch lighters" and novelty lighters that look like guns are not allowed onboard. Torch lighters emit a powerful concentrated flame, and therefore are prohibited.

Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages that are purchased in ports-of-call or from shops onboard will be stored by the ship and delivered to you on the last day of the sailing. Alcoholic beverages seized on embarkation day will not be returned.

Sports Equipment

Baseball Bats, Hockey Sticks, Cricket Bats, Bows & Arrows
Skateboards & Surfboards
Martial Arts Gear


Self-Defense Gear, including handcuffs, pepper spray, night sticks.
Illegal Drugs
HAM Radios
Dangerous Chemicals, including bleach and paint.


Dect phones (portable phones) are available to rent for $25.00 a week on Radiance and Voyager class vessels. Guests may reserve a set at the Guest Relations Desk, (price is subject to change). Guests are also allowed to have two-way radios, more commonly know as walkie-talkies, for onboard personal communications. Basic specifications are as follows: Up to 10-mile coverage range, Up to 5 watts power, Internal Voice, Operated Transmission, No external mounting antenna.


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