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Old March 4th, 2013, 05:34 AM
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It hasn't happened to me but I've heard about it before and I'm just a bit curious if it's happened to any of you.

When cruising have you ever been on-board with someone that has had some illegal substances with them, or heard of any experiences where someone has become ill from a drug of some kind.

What about cruises that stop of in countries that allow the use of some substances, like the Netherlands?
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Old March 4th, 2013, 06:17 AM
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Substances can happen.

They can be found anywhere, not just where they are legal.

I have smelled wacky tabbaki on a couple of cruise but since it did not envolve me, there was no problem.

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Our recent stop in Aruba reminded us not to bring illegal substances on board even though they might be available in port.
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People have been busted and ended up with major problems by cruising into places with strict drug laws.

Bermuda, for example, once went onboard a ship and arrested a guy who had been identified as a "dealer" during the days of cruising to get to the island. The kept him in prison and it eventually cost him a lot of money to get out.

Cruise ships have a policy that if you are caught with drugs they can drop you off in the next port of call by handing you over to the local authorities - and you have no control over where that might be. Many places are not that lenient.
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On a cruise we were on about a year ago several nights there was a very strong smell of grass down the hallways. I guess some people complained. One night the smell was particularly strong and ships security was knocking on doors. I think they found the culprits cause we didn't smell anymore for the rest of our cruise. It does happen.
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Not that jails here, aren't scary, but what "experience" could be worth the chance of ending up in a foreign jail, far far away? Think twice,then think again.
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I think Bermuda fairly routinely will bring drug dogs aboard the ships for a sweep.

Too many stupid Americans think they have rights no matter where they are, when in fact all they might get is a visit from a U.S. consulate official offering to notify family of the predicament and providing a list of local lawyers who speak English.
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A lot of people believe that the ship is an extension of the US.
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That concept - that a ship is an extension of the U.S., is interesting. I never thought about it, but I will bet you are exactly right, that some people think it is like an American embassy where you are on "American soil"
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Additionally, most Americans do not realize their rights are limited when in a Customs zone such as during debarkation. This is the 'border search exception' to the Fourth Amendment requirement for a warrant or probable cause. Customs could perform a cursory pat down of every debarking passenger for no specific reason if they wished and it is legal. More invasive body searches would need reasonable suspicion.
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On one of my cruises the CD advised everyone to consume their " substances " before they reached an American port.

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