Cruise ships generally do not permit smoking anywhere indoors on board, including within your stateroom, however, some cruise ships may have exceptions to this rule.
Some ships may provide a designated Smoking area within the Casino, or there may be enclosed cigar lounges on board where smoking is also permitted.
Other than this smoking is normally restricted to outside areas on the highest decks on either the port or aft side of the ship. Ashtrays are also provided in these areas.
Most cruise lines also do not permit smoking on Balconies of cruise ship staterooms, with the exception of Holland America Line.
Considerate smokers who want to least offend other guests should look towards a balcony stateroom as far aft as possible as this is the direction in which the smoke tends to drift back while the ship is in motion. Sensitive non-smokers should in turn consider booking a balcony stateroom as far forward as possible, for the same reason.
Below is provided a quick reference grid, detailing current Cruise Line policies as at February 2015. These Smoking policies do vary across the different cruise lines and ships, and are subject to amendment, so we would always recommended that you check with your individual cruise operator for the most up to date information prior to your departure.
Call our cruise experts on 0800 197 8050 to find out more on your chosen Cruise Line’s individual policies.
|Cruise Line||Smoking permitted in Staterooms?||Smoking permitted on Balconies?||Places you cannot smoke:||Places you can smoke:||Cigars & Pipes policy:||Electronic Cigarettes Policy:||Additional Info:|
|Azamara Club Cruises||NO||NO||All Public Rooms||Designated smoking area, which is located on the starboard forward section of the pool deck||The same policy applies|
|Staterooms / Suites|
|Carnival Cruises||NO||NO||Public areas||Designated exterior open deck areas||Jazz clubs||The same policy applies||Guests who smoke in their staterooms will be assessed a $250 USD cleaning and refreshing fee on their Sail & Sign account.|
|Spa suites||Designated areas in the casino and casino bar||Designated areas on deck|
|Celebrity Cruises||NO||NO||Staterooms||Designated Areas||The same policy applies||Violations will result in a $250 cleaning fee being charged to the guest's onboard account and may also be addressed through Celebrity Cruises' Guest Conduct Policy. No smoking policy on all components of the land tour portion of all Celebrity Cruises cruisetour products.|
|Costa Cruises||NO||YES||Theatres||Reserved smoking areas in the lounges||Only in designated areas||Can be smoked anywhere on board||-|
|Buffet Restaurant - indoor areas Corridors||Balconies|
|Cruise & Maritime||NO||-||Lounges||Aft starboard side of Magellan Deck by the Pool Bar Aft deck area outside Scott's Bar on Amundsen Deck||-||The same policy applies||-|
|Crystal||NO||NO||The Bistro||Designated areas on outside decks||Designated areas||The same policy applies||If smoke is detected in a stateroom or suite, a cleaning fee of $250 per incident will be billed to your account.|
|Inside the Lido Café|
|Crystal Dining Room|
|The Sushi Bar|
|Cunard||NO||NO||Public areas||In Churchill's Cigar Lounge||Cabins|
|Designated areas on the open deck||Balconies|
|Disney||NO||NO||Public areas||Designated areas on outside decks||The same policy applies||Guests who are found smoking in their staterooms will be charged a $250 stateroom recovery fee.|
|Fred Olsen||NO||YES||All indoor areas||Designated areas on open-air decks only||The same policy applies|
|Hebridean||NO||YES||Inside the vessel||On outer decks||The same policy applies||Guests occupying balcony cabins are asked to show consideration to other balcony users.|
|Holland America Line||NO||YES||Staterooms||Designated areas||The same policy applies||Any guest who smokes inside staterooms in violation of our policy will be charged a US$250 cleaning fee per day of violation.|
|Showrooms / Indoor areas||Verandahs|
|Cigar and pipe smoking is not allowed inside the ship|
|Hurtigruten||NO||-||All indoor areas||On outer decks||If the eCigarette produces smell or smoke as per smoking policy, if it does not produce any of those two, it is okay to use indoors.|
|Island Cruises||NO||-||Public areas||Designated areas of the open deck||The same policy applies|
|MSC||NO||NO||Buffets and restaurants||Designated areas||Can be smoked anywhere on board|
|Medical centres Child-care areas Corridors or elevator foyers|
|Areas where guests are assembled in groups for safety exercises, disembarkation or tour departure|
|Bars directly near areas where food is served|
|NCL||NO||NO||Public areas||The Cigar Bar||The same policy applies||Smoking inside your stateroom will result in a $250 cleaning charge added to your onboard account.|
|Open decks around food venues, sports decks, kids' pool areas|
|Oceania||NO||NO||Staterooms||Designated Smoking Areas||They can be smoked anywhere other than ALL dining areas, both indoor & outdoor.||Guests chosing 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 or accomodation areas.|
|P&O Cruises||NO||NO||Public rooms||Designated Smoking Areas||In non smoking areas, as long as they do not emit a ‘smoke like' vapour, even though this vapour may only be harmless water mist.|
|Princess Cruises||NO||NO||Staterooms||Designated Smoking Areas||The use of electronic cigarettes is permitted in all areas on board with the exception of dining areas and the Princess Theatre.||Violations to this policy will result in a $250 fine for each occurrence, which will be charged to the passenger's stateroom account.|
|Regent||NO||NO||Suites||Designated areas of the outdoor pool area and designated public rooms||Cigar only permitted in the Connoisseur Club and the designated area on the opposite side of the Pool Bar. Pipe only permitted in the Connoisseur Club.||The same policy applies||Failure to comply with this ban will result in guests being asked to leave the ship at their expense, without refund or credit for the unused portion of their cruise.|
|Enclosed dining areas|
|Royal Caribbean||NO||NO||Staterooms||Designated smoking sections||Only permitted in Cigar lounge, or designated area for pipe and cigar smoking||The same policy applies||A USD 250 cleaning fee will be applied to the SeaPass account if smoking has occurred inside staterooms or on private interior balconies overlooking The Boardwalk or Central Park onboard Oasis Class ships. Guests who violate this smoking policy may be subject to further action pursuant to the “Consequences Section” of our Guest Conduct Policy.|
|Private balconies that overlook The Boardwalk or Central Park|
|Hallway or corridor Central Park, The Boardwalk or The Jogging Track|
|Seabourn||NO||YES||Public areas||Observation Bar/Lounge||Only permitted on open decks and only on the starboard side deck area of Seabourn Square Terrace||The same policy applies||Any guest who smokes inside staterooms in violation of our policy will be charged a US$250 cleaning fee per day of violation.|
|Seabourn Square Terrace and Club Terrace|
|Seadream||NO||-||Staterooms||Designated areas on the outside decks 3, 4 and 6,||The same policy applies|
|Enclosed public rooms||except during meal hours|
|Silversea||NO||NO||Guest suites Verandas||The Connoisseur's Corner and in specifically designated outside areas||The same policy applies|
|Star Clipper||NO||NO||Staterooms||Designated areas on deck||The same policy applies|
|Swan Hellenic||NO||-||Public spaces||Designated areas on the open decks||The same policy applies|
|Thomson||NO||YES||Public areas||Designated areas on the open deck||The same policy applies|
|Voyages of Discovery||NO||-||Public areas||Designated areas on the open decks||The same policy applies|
|Sun deck when food is being served|
|Voyages to Antiquity||NO||NO||Public areas||Designated areas of the ship||The same policy applies|
|Cabins, Balconies & Excursion motorcoaches|
|Windstar||NO||-||Staterooms||Designated areas on the open decks||The same policy applies|