Smoking Policy by Cruise Line

If you’re a smoker and you’re cruising to Alaska next season aboard Princess, Holland America, or Carnival, you won’t be able to smoke in your stateroom.  The cruise lines’ policy change was released on June 15, 2011 and comes into effect for each line on different dates.

In light of this new smoking policy and the fact smoking is an FAQ are agents get, I thought a post outlining the major cruise line’s policies is in order. I’ve taken the information straight from their websites.


“Smoking is not permitted except in two designated areas onboard Azamara Journey® and Azamara Quest®. Cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco must be properly disposed of and never thrown overboard. More details…

Carnival Cruises

“(c) Smoking is prohibited in all public areas except in designated exterior open deck areas, certain dance and jazz clubs, and designated areas in the casino. The Spa suite and stateroom accommodations are an entirely smoke free environment, including the outside balcony. Effective December 1, 2011 smoking is prohibited in all staterooms. Beginning December 1, 2011, Guests with a balcony stateroom may only smoke outside on their balcony… “ More details…

Celebrity Cruises

“For all Celebrity ships, smoking is not permitted inside any stateroom or on any stateroom veranda. Cigarette smoking will only be permitted in designated indoor and outdoor areas of the ship, while cigar and pipe smoking will only be permitted in designated outdoor areas. Smoking will not be permitted in any dining venue, casino, theater, hallway, elevator or corridor…” More details…

Crystal Cruises

“… Most areas of the ships are non-smoking. There are designated smoking and non-smoking tables in most bars and lounges (except The Bistro, inside the Lido Café, Palm Court, Stardust, the Crystal Dining Room, Prego, Silk Road and The Sushi Bar restaurants, and the Galaxy Lounge, which are entirely smoke-free). Pipes and cigars are permitted only in the Connoisseur Club, and on the “open decks,” except all areas of Lido Deck (deck 11 on Crystal Symphony, and deck 12 on Crystal Serenity). Pipes and cigars may not be smoked in guest Penthouses, staterooms, on verandahs or in corridors…” More details…


“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 (cigars only) and designated areas on the open decks. Smoking is permitted on private balconies.”


“Disney Cruise Line has never allowed smoking in Guest staterooms. In addition, smoking is prohibited in all interior spaces throughout our ships. In an effort to provide a cruise experience that satisfies both our non-smoking and smoking Guests, smoking is permitted in designated areas of the ship.

On the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, smoking is permitted on:

  • private verandahs,
  • outdoors on Deck 4 starboard side from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. only, and
  • the starboard side open-air decks 9 and 10 (excluding the Mickey Pool area).

On the Disney Dream, smoking is permitted on:

  • private verandahs,
  • outdoors on Deck 4 starboard side from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. only,
  • the starboard side of Currents, located on Deck 13 forward, and
  • the outdoor port-side area of Meridian Lounge located on Deck 12 aft.”

More details…

Holland America Line

“All indoor areas are designated nonsmoking with the exception of:

  • Casino
  • Northern Lights Disco (ms Eurodam, ms Oosterdam, ms Noordam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Westerdam & ms Zuiderdam only)
  • Outside Decks
  • 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)

Our ships do not have “nonsmoking” staterooms; however, all rooms are thoroughly cleaned after each cruise to assure the comfort of our guests. All showrooms are nonsmoking during performances.”

It’s important to note effective January 15, 2012, Holland America will no longer allow smoking in staterooms. However, smoking on room balconies will be permitted.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Starting January 2012 guests will not be permitted to  smoke cigarettes in their staterooms.”

You’ll still be permitted to smoke cigarettes on stateroom balconies, however. Currently, cigar and pipe smoking is not permitted in staterooms and prohibited on balconies as well.

More details…

Edited Oct 20, 2011.

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…” More details…

Princess Cruises

“Clearly marked “Designated Smoking Areas” are available onboard and include a sufficient number of ashtrays that are emptied regularly…”

“… For all voyages departing after January 15th, 2012, Princess Cruises will prohibit smoking in passenger staterooms and balconies…” More details…

Regent Seven Seas

“… smoking is prohibited in all suites, staterooms and balconies fleet-wide… 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”

More details…

Royal Caribbean

“For the comfort and enjoyment of our guests, our ships are designated as non-smoking; however, we recognize that some of our guests smoke. Therefore, to provide an onboard environment that also satisfies smokers, we have designated certain public and private areas of the ship as ‘smoking areas.’

Smoking in public areas is only permitted in designated smoking sections which vary by ship. Generally, smoking is permitted outdoors on only one side of the ship; and smoking is permitted on all private ocean front balconies, including Loft Suite balconies on Oasis Class. To assist in locating areas where smoking is permitted, you will find visible signage posted within all smoking areas and ashtrays that are provided for your use. The location of all smoking venues can also be found in the daily Cruise Compass; or you may contact Guest Services once onboard.

For your safety, smoking is not permitted inside any stateroom or on interior private balconies on Oasis Class that overlook The Boardwalk or Central Park. Smoking is not permitted in any dining venue, food outlet, theater, hallway or corridor; nor in Central Park, The Boardwalk or The Jogging Track on Oasis Class ships; nor in the H2O Zone on Oasis and Freedom Class ships…” More details…

Silversea Cruises

“… Most areas on board are non-smoking, however there are certain areas where cigarette smoking is permitted: specifically designated tables in some bars and lounges and specifically designated outside areas on the open deck. Cigar and pipe smoking are only permitted in the Connoisseur’s Corner and in specifically designated outside areas on open Decks 9 and 10 aboard Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit, and open Deck 9 aboard Silver Cloud and Silver Wind. As a safety precaution, smoking is not permitted on any guest suite veranda. Silversea kindly requests that all guests observe the non-smoking areas.”

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.”

About Vanny

Vanny is Cruise Experts Travel’s Social Media Coordinator. She is a passionate world traveler and has been given an exciting opportunity to share experiences, tips and advice on everything cruising and travel in Alaska.
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3 Responses to Smoking Policy by Cruise Line

  1. It will be better for everyone when smoking seems like the wrong thing to do. I can’t imagine being stuck on an around the world cruisenear a lot of smoking.

    • Vanny says:

      I think the mass market major cruise lines do a good job accommodating passengers who smoke and those who don’t. As long as the smoking section is separate, then if you choose to smoke, it doesn’t bother me.

  2. Sailor says:

    You have given a very detailed information on smoking policy of all major cruise lines. This new policy is making me bit worried tho.

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