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  1. "Once again," no federal law exists requiring prescription meds be in their original bottles.
  2. Yes, there are laws in some states but that's out of context. Federal law, which is what applies when returning to the US, does not require original bottles.
  3. Yes, you must have proof; that part is not in question. It's the original bottle that remains not required by law.
  4. Thanks for your review. Now you see why a lot of us recommend RCI ahead of CCL and NCL. All are nice, but RCI's "wow" factor is definitely much better than the others.
  5. Negative. There is no federal law in the United States requiring prescription meds be in the original containers. Here is the info straight from CBP. They say "should," not "shall." Big difference. https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1160/~/traveling-with-medication
  6. Thanks Chief. While I am an expert in these matters pertaining to US law, I recognize other countries are different. If the act were to take place within the state waters of the US, regardless of ship flag or subject nationality, the US could exercise authority because the crime essentially occurred in the US. In fact, it would fall under the authority of the state, such as Florida. We've removed countless persons of varying nationalities from foreign flagged ships for crimes committed within state waters. Initial notification of flag state and subject state are merely customary. Ref international law, remember, IL is doctrine based on customs and treaties. It's not really enforceable. I'm not sure what treaties exist between Spain and Italy but being they are EU nations, a scenario like this is probably already pre-determined. Just a hunch though; I don't know for certain.
  7. I went back and read the article again. It's been updated with more info since the original article. The act allegedly took place at about 5 am as the ship approached Valencia. The ship docked at 7:35 am. The ship was sailing from Mallorca. This means the act took place in Spanish waters (I missed that the first time). I cannot blame MSC whatsoever for thinking this falls under Spanish authority and for turning the subject over to them in Valencia. In fact, this makes me question the Spanish judge's decision.
  8. This isn't some every day claim against them by an individual. This is the US government, who has already levied them the highest fine ever for this type of violation and placed them on probation. Continuing these actions, coupled with doing so inside a national park....yeah....Thorncroft had it right. Not rolling over would be a death sentence in this case.
  9. There's much more in play that would impact your math. Don't forget the Environmental Compliance Plan Carnival was made to enact in addition to the $40 million fine. Part of Carnival's "probation" was to take aggressive environmental actions such as reducing emissions, installing exhaust scrubbers, reducing waste, etc. These are ongoing efforts that come with a high, recurring price tag.
  10. We know that Spain let him go, but how do you know she isn't getting help from the flag state or from the cruise line?
  11. I agree this is a frustrating scenario but I have to agree with Dawg on this one. The ship will not and cannot hold the accused on board for an undetermined amount of time while venue and subsequent investigation is worked out between nations. They had no choice but to debark both parties. Besides, it's important to remember the suspect was arrested in Spain. By this very fact, someone at some point felt as though Spain could exercise jurisdiction. So it's safe to say the cruise ship probably did cooperate fully with a law enforcement entity who made them believe they could handle the case. So why would they pursue any further with any other nation? Being where this case is now, it is the burden of the victim to pursue this in the proper venue. They can work with their consulate in Spain or work with their state department at home. The suspect does not need to walk free.
  12. Sorry, but I still don't understand what you're saying. This did not fall under Spanish jurisdiction; therefore there was no law to apply.
  13. I've sailed both lines and this one isn't even close in my opinion. I would pick Celebrity Equinox without hesitation over anything Carnival.
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