Since NONE of us seem to know (that includes you Erwin) what the penalities actually *are* for possesion in the many, many countries the cruiselines visit, it would seem foolish to take the risk.
It sounds as though Jamaica feels a little stronger about it than a "small fine."
Those drug sniffing dogs know their stuff - don't ruin your vacation.
And by the way, small fine or big fine, do you think the ship will WAIT for you while you pay up and sort it all out? Nope. Even if you had the money to pay the fine, don't assume the wheels of justice *anywhere* turn quickly. By the time you settled up, you'd be wondering how you're going to afford that plane ticket back to the US.
Why take a chance on ruining a wonderful cruise vacation?
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