Security Tracking System
Our Security Tracking System is utilized for tracking all persons, both guests and crew, who enter and exit the ship.
During the embarkation check-in process, each guest (including infants/children) will be issued a Sail & Sign card which is used as a stateroom key, to make purchases onboard and as a tracking system for entering and exiting the ship.
Guests will be directed to a kiosk where their Sail & Sign card is inserted (or to a Security Officer who will scan their card) and a required security photo is captured. The system imbeds a full color, digital photograph together with personal database information onto their Sail & Sign card. Currently on some ships, guests will insert their Sail & Sign card into a kiosk and on other ships, we utilize tablets to scan cards.
This system saves valuable time and effort for our Shipboard Security as they only have to verify the individual’s photo and database information appearing on the kiosk or tablet screens rather than having to physically match the guest with their photo ID and Sail & Sign card.
Carnival’s passenger screening policies do not provide exceptions for religious or cultural beliefs. When security photos are taken, guests must remove hats and sunglasses and we will enforce the same for those who may be wearing veils or burqas blocking any portion of their face. Since turbans do not block the face, it is not necessary to remove them for the security photo. Anyone unwilling to remove these items for the security photo or secondary security screening (when necessary), will be denied boarding – No Exceptions! When any of these items needs to be removed for secondary screening, it will be done in a private location, if requested.
When debarking or embarking the ship at a port of call, guests (and crew) will insert their Sail & Sign card into a kiosk (or have it scanned) and a corresponding photo will appear on the kiosk or tablet screens with database information which also merges time and date tracking information.
Guests under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18 years of age and older) within the same travel group in order to get off the ship.