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Smoking Policy

Cruise Line Smoking Policies

Smoking Policy

All cruise ships allow smoking in designated areas outdoors and indoors such as nightclubs, casinos, cigar lounges, and cabin balconies (might vary by cruise line). See below each of our cruise line's smoking policies:

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Azamara Cruises

Azamara cruises have a designated smoking area on the portside forward section of the pool deck. This also includes the use of products like electronic cigarettes. However, smoking is prohibited throughout the rest of the ship in areas like public rooms, the pool decks, staterooms, hallways and restaurants. Smoking is also prohibited on all components of land tours.

Carnival Cruises

Effective on voyages departing October 9, 2014, or thereafter, all staterooms and suite accommodations are an entirely smoke free environment, including the outside balcony. This policy includes all forms of smoking, including but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes), tobacco pipes and personal vaporizers. 

  • Cigarette, E-cigarette and personal vaporizer smoking will be allowed in Carnival's night clubs (except on Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Vista) and in certain areas within the casino (for playing guests while at designated slot machines and table games) and the casino bar. 
  • Cigarette, E-cigarette, personal vaporizer, cigar and tobacco pipe smoking will be allowed in Carnival's Jazz clubs on the following ships: Carnival Triumph, Carnival Victory, Carnival Conquest, Carnival Glory, Carnival Valor, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Splendor.  
  • Cigarette, E-cigarette, personal vaporizer, cigar and tobacco pipe smoking will be allowed in designated exterior open deck areas. 

Note: Guests who smoke in their staterooms or on their balconies will be assessed a $250 cleaning and refreshing fee on their Sail & Sign account. Information on this fee is included in Carnival's cruise ticket contract. Guest agrees to strictly comply with Carnival’s non-smoking policy.

Smoking Policy Q&A

When did the new smoking policy go into effect?  Effective with any sailing departing October 9, 2014 and thereafter, smoking will NOT be allowed in any stateroom or suite, including the outside balcony. Cigarette, E-cigarette and personal vaporizer smoking will only be permitted in designated exterior open deck areas, as well as Carnival's night clubs (except on Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Vista), Jazz clubs (where available) and in certain areas within the casino (for playing guests while at designated slot machines and table games) and the casino bar. Cigar and tobacco pipe smoking will only be allowed in Jazz clubs (where available) and in designated exterior open deck areas.

Why did Carnival change its smoking policy?  Given that nearly 90 percent of Carnival's guests are non-smokers, Carnival wanted to have the shipboard experience align with today’s guest preferences.  Carnival constantly monitor all of the shipboard policies and solicit guest feedback to make sure Carnival stays up to date with consumers’ vacation wants and needs. 

What happens if a guest is caught smoking in a stateroom or balcony?  They will be assessed a $250 cleaning and refreshing fee on their Sail & Sign account. Information on this fee is included in Carnival’s ticket contract. 

With 90 percent of guests being non-smokers, why don’t you just make the ships entirely smoke-free? By instituting this change to Carnival's current smoking policy, Carnival is trying to strike a balance that will please all guests, both smokers and non-smokers alike.  The guests will see this as an enhancement to their on board experience and have an even better time sailing with us.

How did you notifying guests and travel partners of these changes?  Carnival has updated all of the collateral materials and communicated details of the change to the current smoking policy to Carnival's guests and travel partners via various channels.  These include email distribution of letters, social media, and web site updates. 

I don’t like the new smoking policy; can I cancel my cruise without penalties? The new smoking policy for stateroom balconies went into effect on October 9, 2014, allowing guest’s time to cancel outside the penalty period if they felt the new policy would impact their ability to enjoy their cruise. Once the penalty period starts, normal penalties will apply. 

How does this compare to the smoking policy of other cruise lines?   Carnival’s new smoking policy is consistent with the policy of most major cruise lines.

How does the new policy apply to team members? Shipboard staff is not allowed to smoke in any guest areas. Smoking will continue to be permitted in designated crew smoking areas. Team members with guest area privileges are not allowed to smoke in guest areas.

Celebrity Cruises

For your comfort and enjoyment, our ships are designated as non-smoking; however, we recognize that some of our guests smoke. Therefore, cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas of the ship. Smoking is not permitted in any dining venue, casino, theater, lounge, hallway, elevator, or corridor. This policy includes smoking-like products such as electronic cigarettes. Smoking is not permitted inside any stateroom, nor on any stateroom veranda. If you are in violation of this policy, a cleaning fee of $250 USD will be applied to your SeaPass® account and you may be subject to further action pursuant to the "Consequences Section" of the Guest Conduct Policy. Cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco must be properly disposed of and never thrown overboard. You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase, possess or use tobacco onboard.

Additionally, there is a non-smoking policy on all components of the land tour portion of all Celebrity Cruises Cruisetour products. We appreciate your understanding and adherence.

Celestyal Cruises

Smoking is prohibited in all of the ship’s interior spaces, including your stateroom; designated smoking areas are available on the open decks – please follow and adhere to the relevant signage; do not throw cigarettes or cigars over the side of the ship.

Costa Cruises

Smoking cigarettes, cigars and pipes are only permitted in certain areas of the ships including cigar lounges, designated outdoor smoking areas and outside on private balconies. Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the cabins. To avoid the risk of fire, cigarettes must be extinguished and left in the ashtrays provided.

Cunard Cruises

The safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests has always been a key concern at Cunard. With this in mind, as a direct result of the feedback we have received from our guests, we have amended our policy with regard to smoking on board Cunard ships. Smoking is no longer permitted in any public area with the exception of Churchill’s Cigar Lounge, designated areas on the open decks and the upper level of G32 on Queen Mary 2. Pipe and cigar smoking is only permitted in Churchill’s Cigar Lounge and on the permitted open decks spaces. Whilst smoking is permitted on private balconies, we would ask that guests are considerate and keep smoking in these areas to a minimum.

Disney Cruises

SMOKING/NONSMOKING POLICY For the comfort and enjoyment of our Guests, Disney Cruise Line ships have been primarily designated as non-smoking ships. However, it is recognized that some Guests smoke. To provide an onboard atmosphere that also satisfies smokers, portions of open-air decks on each ship are designated as smoking areas. Smoking is prohibited in Guest staterooms and private verandahs. Guests who are found smoking in their staterooms or on their verandahs will be charged $250, which will be added their folio. All Guests must observe the nonsmoking areas and refrain from smoking pipes and/or cigars in any of the public areas. These requests are to provide a comfortable shipboard living atmosphere for everyone.

Emerald Cruises

Vessels, motorcoaches and other vehicles, restaurants, hotels and other accommodations do not permit smoking. Although Emerald may attempt to provide opportunities for smoking during the tour, Emerald does not guarantee such opportunities will be available.

Holland America Cruises

Presently, all indoor areas are designated non-smoking with the exception of:

- Casino
- Northern Lights Disco (ms Eurodam, ms Oosterdam, ms Noordam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Westerdam & ms Zuiderdam only)
- Seaview Bar (except ms Maasdam, ms Ryndam & ms Statendam)
- Sports Bar
- Crow's Nest (except ms Eurodam, ms Oosterdam, ms Noordam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Westerdam & ms Zuiderdam)

All showrooms are nonsmoking during performances.

There are selected areas of the outside decks where smoking is allowable. Cigar and pipe smoking is only permitted on the outside decks.
Our ships do not currently have "nonsmoking" staterooms; however, all rooms are thoroughly cleaned after each cruise to assure the comfort of our guests.

All staterooms will be non-smoking areas, in addition to the other areas that were already defined as non-smoking. Smoking will continue to be permitted outside on stateroom verandahs. There are designated areas available for smoking both inside the ships and on outside decks as detailed above.


Hurtigruten Cruises

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas on the outside decks. Smoking is not permitted when the ships are in port and not allowed on deck during fueling of the ship in BGO. This will be advised by the staff. To show respect for the environment, please use the provided ashtrays. Throwing cigarette butts overboard is strictly prohibited. Smoking in the cabin is prohibited and subject to a cleaning charge to return the cabin to a non-smoking standard.

MSC Cruises

At MSC Cruises, MSC tries to accommodate our guests' preferences. Smoking is permitted only in designed areas. Smoking is not permitted at any time in the dining room or main show lounge.

Norwegian Cruises

In an effort to diminish the presence of smoke indoors, cigarette smoking is only permitted in the casino, where ashtrays and appropriate signage will be displayed. Smoking is prohibited in all other public interior venues including all bars, restaurants, conference rooms, corridors, restrooms, staircases and landings. Guests may utilize the enclosed cigar bars on board Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Spirit for cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking.

In addition, the policy allows guests to smoke cigarettes, cigars and pipes in outdoor public guest spaces and open decks, where designated by the appropriate signage. Smoking is not permitted near outdoor venues which serve food, in open spaces such as the jogging track, sport complex, children's pool and in The Haven outdoor areas.

Oceania Cruises

For the safety and security of all guests and staff onboard, Designated Smoking Areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. These areas are comfortably furnished and conveniently located near food and beverage areas. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all Staterooms and Suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially Designated Smoking Areas. Smoking in a stateroom or suite or on a veranda represents a serious fire and safety hazard to all guests and staff. Guests choosing to disregard this policy will be disembarked at the next port of call and may also be subject to additional fees that will be imposed to cover the costs associated with any damage to and the required cleaning of furnishings, verandas and surrounding deck and accommodation areas. All areas other than those specified as Designated Smoking Areas will remain smoke-free. This includes all guest suites and staterooms, verandas, restaurants, public areas, the Casino and all other areas of the ship. Cigar and Pipe smoking is only permitted on the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck.

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Although smoking is prohibited in all suites, staterooms and private balconies, there are multiple areas on each vessel where smoking is permitted.

Ponant Cruises

All the ships are non-smoking vessels. Please smoke only in the outside areas of the ship. The indoor areas (lounges, dining-room, staterooms, reception, etc.) are all non-smoking areas.

Princess Cruises

To enhance your dining experience, we have established a smoke-free dining policy. For your convenience, Princess offers other smoking areas throughout the ship.

Regent Cruises

In light of continuing legislative changes in smoking policies around the world as well as the comfort, health and safety of Regent's guests and crew, both in terms of the proven dangers of second hand smoke and the fire hazard that smoking presents, smoking is prohibited in all suites, staterooms and balconies fleet-wide.Not only does smoking present a fire hazard, but it is also an inconvenience to other guests as the smoke, or its odor, invades surrounding suites, balconies and public areas, creating discomfort for the guests in these areas (updated July 5, 2007; took effect at the end of 2007).

In addition, cigarette smoking is not permitted in any enclosed dining areas, whether it be the ships' main dining rooms or the alternate dining venues. Cigarette smoking is only permitted in designated areas of the outdoor Pool Grills. Other than open deck areas, the following are the only public rooms or areas where cigarette smoking is now permitted:

Seven Seas Voyager: Connoisseur Club, Casino, Voyager Lounge (designated area), Horizon Lounge (outside area only), Pool Bar
Seven Seas Mariner: Connoisseur Club, Casino, Horizon Lounge (outside area only), Stars Nightclub (designated area), Pool Bar
Seven Seas Navigator: Connoisseur Club, Casino, Stars Lounge (designated area), Galileo's (outside area only), Pool Bar
Paul Gauguin: La Palette (outside area only), Le Grill (designated area), Pool Bar
Minerva: Smoking Lounge on Bridge Deck

Pipe smoking is only permitted in the Connoisseur Club aboard Seven Seas Voyager, Mariner and Navigator. Pipe smoking in open deck areas is considered an extreme fire hazard and is not permitted. Cigar smoking is only permitted in the Connoisseur Club aboard Seven Seas Voyager, Mariner and Navigator, and in the designated area of the Pool Bar area aboard all four vessels.

Failure to comply with this policy will result in guests being asked to leave the ship at their expense, without refund or credit for the unused portion of their cruise.

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Effective January 2008, smoking is only permitted in designated areas and outdoors on the Starboard side of the ship (contact the Guest Services for details). Smoking is not permitted in any dining venue, theater, hallway or corridor. Smoking is not permitted inside any stateroom or on Oasis class Boardwalk or Central Park private balconies, however, it is permitted on private ocean view balconies of balcony/suite staterooms. A $250 penalty will be applied to the SeaPass for guests found smoking in staterooms or on the private balconies in Boardwalk and Central Park onboard Oasis class ships. Pipe & cigar smoking is only permitted within the Cigar lounge. If no Cigar lounge exists on the ship, there will be a designated area for pipe & cigar smoking, you will find out the location once onboard. Cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco must be properly disposed of and never thrown overboard. A guest must be at least 18 years of age to purchase, possess or use tobacco onboard. The new policy will go into effect aboard 18 of 21 ships initially, with Legend of the Seas, Rhapsody of the Seas and Splendour of the Seas following suit with the 2008 summer season.

Revised Smoking Policy:

In consideration of ongoing guest feedback and evolving industry standards, Royal Caribbean International is revising its onboard smoking policy, effective for all sailings departing on or after January 1, 2014.

Under this new policy, all indoor public spaces will be smoke free, with the exception of the Casino and the Connoisseur Club on Freedom and Voyager class ships, and one designated smoking venue on ships sailing from Chinese homeports. In the Casino, there will be designated smoking and non-smoking areas.

Additionally, smoking will not be permitted in staterooms or on stateroom balconies. Guests in violation of the stateroom and balcony non-smoking policy may be assessed a $250 stateroom cleaning fee. Outdoor smoking areas will be designated on the starboard side of all ships; with the exception of Oasis-class ships that will allow smoking on the port side of the ships.

Indoor smoking areas permit tobacco cigarettes and electronic cigarettes. Cigars and pipe tobacco can be enjoyed in designated outdoor areas, or in the cigar club on the ships that offer this venue.

Royal Caribbean International is committed to continually enhancing the guest vacation experience. To find smoking venues and areas while onboard, your clients may consult their Cruise Compass, or visit Guest Services, where we will be happy to assist them. Thank you for your assistance in notifying your clients of this updated policy, and as always, for your ongoing support of our brand.

Scenic Cruises

Smoking: Smoking is limited to designated smoking areas on Nile ships (and any other vessels), and is not permitted in suites or on balconies. You acknowledge that We may restrict smoking to specific times and locations during Your Cruise for the comfort of all passengers. Smoking is not permitted on coaches or such other places as nominated by Us from time to time.

Seabourn Cruises

For the comfort and convenience of all guests, we ask guests to refrain from smoking:

  • In all dining venues (inside and outside)
  • In the Show Lounge/The Grand Salon, The Club and the Casino
  • On the port side (left side facing forward) of the Observation Lounge
  • In the ship's elevators, corridors and lobbies including Reception/Seabourn Square
  • In The Spa at Seabourn, the surrounding deck and Spa Terrace
  • On Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Sojourn, in addition to the above: Deck 11 including The Retreat, Sun Terrace and all of Deck 8 including the Patio Bar, Patio Grill and pool area
  • Pipe and cigar smoking is permitted only outside on deck
  • If you have doubts about any area, your onboard staff will be pleased to direct you to smoking or non-smoking areas.

SeaDream Yacht Club Cruises

SeaDream permits smoking on the outside decks 3, 4 and 6, except during meal hours. Smoking is not allowed in the staterooms or in any enclosed public rooms on SeaDream I or II.

Silversea Cruises

In consideration of evolving consumer trends, and to further promote a safe, comfortable and enjoyable environment for all Silversea guests, staff and crew, an updated smoking policy will go into effect for voyages departing after 1 January 2013.

Smoking is not allowed in most areas of Silversea ships, including:

  • Guest suites and guest suite verandas (including suites, staterooms, verandas and balconies on Silver Explorer)
  • The Bar (main bar)
  • Pool Bar (except at specifically designated tables)

Cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking is permitted in the following areas:
The Connoisseur’s Corner and in specifically designated outside areas. These areas include designated tables outside of the Panorama Lounge and the Pool Bar, as well as on open Decks 9 and 10 aboard Silver Spirit, Silver Whisper and Silver Shadow, open Deck 9 aboard Silver Cloud and Silver Wind, and open Deck 6 aboard Silver Explorer. Cigarette smoking only is permitted outside La Terrazza. Silversea kindly requests that guests observe the non-smoking areas.

Star Clippers Cruises

A smoking tolerated section is situated in part of the piano bar lounge. The cabins, dining room and all other enclosed public areas are strictly non-smoking. 

Viking Cruises

All Viking ship interiors, staterooms and balconies are non-smoking. Each ship has an outdoor smoking area.

Virgin Voyages Cruises

Smoking will only be permitted in a designated smoking room and on the top deck outdoor area. Smoking is not allowed on any cabin terraces.

Smoking of any kind outside of designated areas (even with a "vape" device) will result in a $1000 fee, is a material breach of your ticket contract, and may result in you being disembarked at the next port with no refund. Any repatriating fees will be charged to your onboard account.

Windstar Cruises

Smoking is not permitted in any of the staterooms or public spaces, including all restaurants and corridors. Smoking is permitted on the outside decks in designated smoking areas only.

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