Several major cruise lines ban the Galaxy Note 7

Even though it’s already replaced the majority of faulty devices in circulation, Samsung still can’t seem to shake the belief that the Galaxy Note 7 is too dangerous to be used by passengers traveling in confined vehicles, despite the DGCA’s decision to lift its ban of the handset on aircraft in India.

Several major cruise lines, including Carnival, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Disney Cruise Line, Fathom, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, P&O Cruses, Royal Caribbean and Seabourn have all reportedly banned passengers and crew members from using the Galaxy Note 7 on board their ships.

“Guests and crew in possession of an applicable Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone are required to turn off their device, disconnect the device from any charging equipment, disable all applications that could involuntarily activate the device […] to prevent its unintentional activation”, says Carnival on its website.

It’s currently unclear how long the Galaxy Note 7’s ban on cruise ships will remain in place. But, seeing as the South Korean company has exchanged most of the units packing the defunct battery that led to over seventy devices catching fire while on charge in the US, we don’t think the restriction will be around for too long.

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