Smoking policies vary from cruise line to cruise line, though smoking in cabins and on balconies is generally no longer permitted.
Most cruise lines allocate smoking areas around the ship, including outdoor smoking areas on open decks and indoor public spaces, such as Churchill’s Cigar Lounge on board Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess. All smoking areas will be clearly signposted and indicated on cruise ship deck plans. All indoor smoking areas are located close to entertainment areas such as the casino, with all smoking confined to closed areas of the ship, away from thoroughfares where non-smokers may be affected.
Policies on electronic cigarettes also vary from cruise line to cruise line, though most operators prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in all public areas. This also applies to e-cigarettes that do not emit smoke. The use of e-cigarettes in staterooms, on balconies and in designated smoking areas is permitted.
|Cruise Line||Cabin||Balcony||Public Areas||Additional|
|P&O Cruises||No||Yes||Designated open deck spaces||Not permitted in public rooms|
|Princess Cruises||No||No||Designated open deck spaces||Churchill’s Lounge permits smoking|
|Cunard||No||Yes||Designated open deck spaces||Churchill’s Cigar Lounge (cigars only)|
|Celebrity Cruises||No||No||Designated indoor/open deck spaces||Violations result in cleaning fee charge.|
|Fred Olsen||No||Yes||Designated indoor/open deck spaces||Banned from all indoor public areas|
|Royal Caribbean||No||Yes||Designated open deck spaces||Not permitted on interior balconies on Oasis Class|
|Seabourn||Yes||Yes||Starboard side of the Observation Bar||Not permitted in any other public areas|
|Silversea||No||No||Designated tables in some bars/lounges and outside areas||Not permitted in suites or restuarants|
|Crystal Cruises||Yes||Yes||Limited smoking in public areas||See on board for different ship details|
|Azamara||No||No||One designated smoking area||Located on the starboard section of the Pool Deck|
|Carnival||No||Yes||Designated open deck spaces||Destiny/Conquest class ships have cigar bars|
|Holland America||No||Yes||Designated indoor/open deck spaces||Not permitted in any restaurants or show lounges|
|MSC Cruises||No||No||Designated open deck spaces||Not permitted in indoor public spaces|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||No||Yes||Designated open decks areas/casinos/cigar bars||Balcony smoking permitted for cigarettes only|
|Oceania Cruises||No||No||Designated open deck spaces||Not permitted in indoor public spaces|
|Regent Seven Seas||No||No||Designated open deck areas/casino||Permitted in Connoisseur Club|
|Hurtigruten||No||No||Designated open deck spaces||Only permitted when sailing|
|Herbridean Island Cruises||No||Yes||Designated open deck spaces||Balcony guests asked to show consideration to others|