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Old May 28th, 2010, 12:26 PM
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That makes for a memorable cruise.

Some interested posts following the story.
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Makes you wonder---if she chose to stay onboard with the baby, would Carnival have charged her the cost of one more in the room?
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I'm surprised that let her on the cruise 9 months pregnant. I guess they don't have restrictions like the airlines??
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How do you know it was a full term baby?

Carnival's policy regarding guests who are pregnant:

While at sea or in port, the availability of medical care may be limited or delayed. Prenatal and early infant care in particular may require specialized diagnostic facilities and/or treatment that are not obtainable during the cruise on board the ship or ashore in ports of call. Pregnant women are only allowed to sail if pregnant for 24 complete weeks or less at time of cruise disembarkation. All pregnant women are required to produce a physician's letter stating that mother and baby are in good health, fit to travel and the pregnancy is not high-risk. The letter must also include the estimated date of Delivery (EDD).


Because the safety of the pregnant mother and unborn child is our number one concern, Carnival will not accept any agreement or recommendation from the Guest and/or her physician that the policy be waived.
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The headline should have been Woman Gives Birth in Berth. Imagine saying your child was born in Paradise.
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Carnival's policy, stipulates that "pregnant women are only allowed to sail if pregnant for 24 completed weeks or less at time of cruise disembarkation. All pregnant women are required to produce a physician's letter stating that mother and baby are in good health, fit to travel and the pregnancy is not high-risk. The letter must also include the estimated date of delivery.
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what is the citizenship of the baby ?
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As others have said a woman can't sail after 24 weeks. I wonder if the baby was premature or a full term. If it was full term she must have been hiding it and she will be responsible for the cost of the evacuation.

Expensive delivery.

No matter what: I do hope that both mom and baby are doing well.

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I think it would be fairly easy for a woman to hide the fact she was pregnant. Even if she had a letter from a Dr. she could have simply discarded it.
Some people, and no disrespect meant here at all toward anyone, are just simply good sized to begin with and so how's Carnival or any other cruise line going to know someones pregnant? They can't start having the Drs. give physical exams to every lady who comes aboard to see if they're pregnant.
Sounds like the lady may have tried to sneak one over re / the rules and paid the price, which I have no doubt will be , in the long run, paid for by the taxpayers once more.
I hope mother and baby are doing fine and hope the little fellow or girl turns out to be an avid cruiser !!
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what is the citizenship of the baby ?
It will be the same as the baby's mom.

Of course the baby will be addicted to cruising.

The main thing is that the baby and the mother are in good health.

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That baby doesn't look like a "premie", story and pictures below.

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Manuel..let's say the mother was born in Kokomo and is in the United States illegally..she gives birth to her baby in Fargo ND..would not her baby be a United States citizen by birth and not a citizen of Kokomo ?
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Cara (for Carnival) Paradise Villalobos ...the baby's name She should get a lifetime of free cruises!
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Naw, Trip--you got it wrong--she'll probably file a lawsuit against Carnival for endangering her and the babies life because they didn't catch the fact she was ready or at least close to being ready to deliver a baby and got on the ship to begin with.
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Manuel..let's say the mother was born in Kokomo and is in the United States illegally..she gives birth to her baby in Fargo ND..would not her baby be a United States citizen by birth and not a citizen of Kokomo ?
So if the baby was born at sea are you suggesting she is a citizen of the ocean?

Citizenship rules do vary by country, some allowing dual-citizenship and others, like the US, not.

My friends in North Central Indiana think Kokomo is just as much a part of the US as Fargo
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Since Carnival ship's are flagged in the Bahamas, perhaps the baby is a Bahamian citizen??

Bob, I agree with your friends .
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No doubt Carnival will try to charge the Mother for an extra birth/berth.
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Fern, one slight problem with your post.... The Paradise is a Panamanian registered ship. The baby is deffinately a 'canal baby'', no offence intended, hope Mum and baby are fine.
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Fargo and Kokomo are sister cities and think North Central Indiana is a port of call ::

did they fly or drive to their port departure city ?
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Fern, one slight problem with your post.... The Paradise is a Panamanian registered ship. The baby is deffinately a 'canal baby'', no offence intended, hope Mum and baby are fine.
Ooops! I didn't know that! I learn something new every day !
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this has nothing to do with the present subject but i would like to know what happened to the singing head waiter on the carnival cruise ships i dont know which ship he was on saw it on utube. thought someone might know. thought snoozeman might know since he cruises carnival a lot. thanks
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I know who you're referring to. His name was Ken and did a good job singing--always did " New York-New York".
We sailed the Pride a few years ago and he was on it-- then we were on the Glory a time or two and he was on it. He moved again and for the last 2-3 years, I haven't seen or heard where he's located.
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