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This confusing scenario highlights a larger problem that’s stymied the industry for years -- laws and regulations are constantly changing onboard depending where a ship is at certain moment.

Celebrity Cruises was forced to cancel two Galapagos Islands sailings when it was cited for violating an Ecuadorean law that the cruise line had no way of knowing existed because it had not yet been published.

The line’s 94-passenger Celebrity Xpedition was banned from the Galapagos National Park for…26 pounds of frozen lobster tails aboard.

But a new regulation requires that all lobster meat has to be consumed within five days of the end of the season. Celebrity said it was unaware of the law.


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Tags: celebrity cruises, ecuador

Photo credit: A docking port in the Galapagos Islands. HBarrison / Flickr

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