Living with 290: Banned

For 13 years now, I have been going on cruises with my wife and daughters! Today I attempted to book a 4 day cruise with carnival! I was told I am permanently banned from all cruises! I asked why, and the specialist told me I was a RSO and Carnival does not allow RSO’S on cruises. I then asked her where she got her information from? She hung up on me.

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Has anyone had a recent problem with Royal Caribbean allowing a RSO to cruise this year. I have a cruise coming up with my husband(RSO) and family to the southern Caribbean in Dec. Paid in full, completed pur SetSailPass got our cruise papers just the other day for embarking. I would hate to get denied at the port. We are leaving from Baltimore MD

I i’ve been on the registry for 17 years from a crime back in 2001. I recently went to Mexico with my girlfriend and wasn’t allowed in the country. I did do the 21 day notice with the officials that I was told to do that with. I guess they inform Interpol and was intercepted at the gate in Mexico and returned to the United States in the same plane. This was extremely embarrassing as they called my name inside the plane and I had to walk through hundreds of people in the plane to disembark. My girlfriend didn’t understand what was going on until we seen the officials and then were escorted to a holding area. At that point they made me fill out a large form asking me questions about my past crime why I was in Mexico how much money I was going to spend there etc. I believe that the Obama 2016 bill that went to into effect is going to make it extremely hard for people in our situation to ever go anywhere in the world. It seems like it’s a never ending persecution.

Are there any cruise lines besides Carnaval and Noreignian that allow SOs to board?

My girlfriend and I are planning to take a trip to Europe in October ( Spain, Germany). We will be going with her son and his girlfriend, both have no idea about my past. I do not want to subject them to any awkward situations during our travels, due to the fact that they want to use Airbnb to share. Has anyone used this service in these countries? Would like to know what our options would be. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

My husband and I was deprived of cruising due to a charge he obtained in 2003, he did the time and has been on parole since, the parole board cleared the Travel and gave him permission to travel. Royal Caribbean waited 72 hours (3 days) before our departure and cancelled the Paid in full cruise. The Cruise was booked in March 2018 and paid in full in May. Royal Caribbean did not contact us until 9 days prior to our cruise for the so-called necessary documents/paperwork , we complied and submitted it 5 days afterward, one day later, was denied to sail. Ok, if RC is not allowing people who are RSO, its’ their responsibility to begin their screening process as soon as the travelers entered into a binding contract with RC acceptance of their monies. The travelers should not have to endure the pain and devastation of being cancelled 3 to 4 days before departing. Not only is this wrong, its’ a breach of contract without any consideration of their implied contract obligation to the travelers. I filed a formal compliant and is seeking to file a personal and class action suit against this Cruise Line.

Planning to take a cruise, possibly with Norwegian, out of San Francisco to Alaska, with a couple stops in Canada. I think a passport is NOT required. I do not have have a passport and do not wish to get one that is stamped until I am off the California registry in a year or so.

Does anyone have experience with an Alaska cruise? Did you need a passport?

I am an RSO, but I do not appear on the public registry at all. Anyone else in that category have problems?

It would be helpful to hear back. Thank you!