Smoking on Cruise Ships
Smoking on Cruise Ships: new cruise line smoking policies for 2017
Smoking on cruise ships has been a hot button topic for years, with travelers weighing in passionately on both sides of the issue. Several cruise lines have announced new changes to their smoking policies in 2017 that make it clear that non-smokers are winning the day. If you are wondering, can you smoke on a cruise at all, the answer is yes, as long as you comply with cruise line restrictions. To help you plan your next cruise, we’ve summarized the smoking policies of the major cruise lines for 2017. Electronic cigarettes follow the same guidelines as cigarette smoking, except as noted.
Smoking is only permitted in a designated smoking area, located on the starboard forward section of the pool deck.
Carnival Cruise Line
Smoking is allowed in designated exterior open deck areas, in night clubs, and in the Casino and Casino bar (active players only). Cigar and pipes are allowed on designated outside decks where smoking is permitted.
Celebrity prohibits smoking in all indoor areas. Cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas.
Cunard allows smoking only in designated areas on the open decks. Guests can smoke cigars and pipes in Churchill’s Cigar Lounge. E-cigarettes can be used in staterooms, on balconies, and in the designated areas of the open deck.
Disney Cruise Line
Disney does not allow any smoking indoors. Smoking is permitted on the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder on the starboard side of deck 4 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., and on the portside of deck 9, forward, at any time. Smoking is allowed on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy in the following areas: Deck 4 port side, aft, from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.; Deck 12 port side aft and Deck 13 port side forward at any time.
Holland America Cruise Line
Smoking is allowed on guest balconies through 2016. As of the first sailings of all ships in 2017, smoking is prohibited in all cabins, cabin balconies, showrooms, and most other indoor areas. Smoking is allowed on a ship by ship basis in designated areas on outside decks, in the Oak Room (on Noordam only), and for active players in the Casino. Cigar and pipes are prohibited except on outside decks where smoking is allowed. E-cigarettes are permitted in staterooms and designated smoking areas.
MSC allows smoking in designated areas throughout their ships, including several bars in each ship. Smoking is also permitted in on one side of the principal outdoor pool deck areas.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Smoking on cruise ships is allowed in private gardens and private sun decks in the Garden Villas, on specific open decks, in the smoking lounge, on the starboard side of The Waterfront, and the Casino (active players only). Cigar and pipes are permitted where smoking is allowed.
Designated Smoking Areas are available on the forward, starboard corner of the Pool Deck and in the aft, port corner of Horizons. Cigar and pipe smoking is only permitted on the forward, starboard corner of the Pool Deck.
Smoking is allowed in designated areas, including cigar lounges, a section of the nightclub, and a portion of the open decks. E-cigarettes are permitted in staterooms and in designated smoking areas.
Cigarette, cigar, and pipe smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas of the starboard side of all ships. Cigarette smoking is also allowed the Casino (active players only).
Seabourn’s new smoking policies go into effect in all ships by December 7, 2016. After that date, smoking will only be allowed in designated areas on Seabourn Odyssey, Sojourn, and Quest. These areas include the starboard half of the Sky Bar on Deck 9, starboard half of the open terrace aft of The Club on Deck 5, and starboard half of the open terrace aft of Seabourn Square on Deck 7 (cigars and pipes are permitted on Seabourn Square only). E-cigarettes are permitted in guest suites.
Cruise lines are serious about smoking on cruise ships and their smoking policies. Most cruise lines assess a $250 cleaning fee every day of violation and may remove guests for repeated violations of the cruise line smoking policy. Remember, cruise line smoking policies may change at any time, so it is a good idea to call CruiseExperts.com today at 1-888-804-CRUISE (2784) to book your cruise vacation. Our travel experts will find the ideal cruise to meet all your preferences! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and join our InnerCircle for exclusive offers and cruise news you can use! Also, check out our new Resource Center, where you can receive expert knowledge from us before your next cruise or cruisetour!