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Old July 16th, 2014, 01:58 PM
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Well, it seems now NCL has jumped on the bandwagon and no longer allows smoking on balconies.

Here's their latest policy.

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As the health and well-being of our guests and crew is of the utmost importance, Norwegian Cruise Line will institute changes to its smoking policy for all sailings on or after November 1, 2014. The specific changes prohibit smoking on stateroom balconies and limit smoking in the casino to players. On Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway, smoking on The Waterfront will be permitted on the starboard side, except by the outdoor dining areas.

Public areas throughout all our ships are smoke-free. If you smoke regular or electronic cigarettes, you can do so in designated areas only. If you prefer pipes or cigars, you can smoke in the Cigar Bar or designated smoking lounge. Smoking cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars and pipes is permitted in outdoor public guest spaces and open decks where designated by the ship's management based on the ship's specific characteristics and arrangement. Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, is prohibited in or near venues serving food, the jogging track, outdoor sporting venues, The Haven outdoor areas and children's pool areas. On ships with The Waterfront, smoking is permitted on the starboard side excluding any food service areas. Active Casino players may smoke cigarettes in the Casino during gaming hours. Cigarette smoking is not permitted in any other indoor venue or location.

Guests are not permitted to smoke cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars or pipes in their staterooms or on their balconies. Cigar and pipe smoking in staterooms and on balconies is prohibited. Smoking inside your stateroom or on your balcony will result in a $250 cleaning charge added to your onboard account. If cigarette burns on furniture, linens, towels or carpeting are detected; guests will be advised and charged for the damages.

Electronic cigarettes cannot be used in public areas where there is a No Smoking policy in force; simply because these cigarettes look so realistic and therefore other guests' perception is that we are not enforcing the No Smoking rule.
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Old July 16th, 2014, 04:24 PM
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I know a few who will just factor in the $250.00 cleaning fee into their cruise cost and smoke on their balcony.
Not sure why the cruise lines can't designate the aft back on higher decks as smoking balconies. People who don't smoke and aren't bothered by the smoke can have the cabins as well as the smokers, I have no problem being next to a smoker and I don't smoke.
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I know a few who will just factor in the $250.00 cleaning fee into their cruise cost and smoke on their balcony.
Not sure why the cruise lines can't designate the aft back on higher decks as smoking balconies. People who don't smoke and aren't bothered by the smoke can have the cabins as well as the smokers, I have no problem being next to a smoker and I don't smoke.
I don't think that tactic will work as there would be many smokers who would be more than willing to pay an extra $250 for the privilege of smoking in their cabin and on their balcony. If you read the contract, it states that you can be removed from the ship for any violstion of the rules. If someone continued to smoke in violation of the rules, even after a warning and fine, they would probably be dropped off at the next port. NCL does not mention this in their Smoking Policy, but it is spelled out in the general contract. Carnival, on the other hand, also spells this out in their Smoking Policy. Maybe they think their smokers are more die hard than the average.
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I'm sure at some point they may have to do so.
I think it's wrong to make all balconies non smoking and I'm a no smoker , just my opinion.
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I'm sure at some point they may have to do so.
I think it's wrong to make all balconies non smoking and I'm a no smoker , just my opinion.
It seems all the cruise lines are adapting the same rules about where you can smoke on ships, with a few being more stringent than others. But only HAL still allows balcony smoking and that may change fairly soon.

About 80% of US adults are non smokers. Cruise lines do all sorts of consumer studies related to cruising, and I'm sure the majority of cruisers or potential cruisers polled about smoking were negative toward smoking on ships. So, the cruise lines make rules to satisfy the majority of cruisers, who are non smoking, while still trying to accomodate the smokers to some extent.

I do find that the smoke from a neighboring balcony is bothersome and would greatly impact the enjoyment of my own. We have sometimes even gotten the odor of cigarette or cigar inside our cabin, with the balcony door closed, perhaps through the ventilation system, maybe from someone smoking on their balcony with the door to their cabin open and the smoke getting sucked into the ventilation system and dispersed to surround cabins. If the ship designated one side of certain decks as smoking for balconies, there would still be those above or below or adjacent who would at times smell the drifting smoke. And, it would make their job of selling out the ship more difficult depending on the numbers of people wanting to book who are either smoking or nonsmoking.

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I've never cruised in anything but a balcony and have never been so bothered by smokers on each side of us that it's made my enjoyment less than, I must just be lucky.
My whole thing is they should of tried something along the lines of making the upper deck aft cabins smoking cabins. If their so worried about our health get rid of smoking in the casino and all indoor public spaces. Funny how people who are so bothered by the smell of cigarettes will sit in the casino and play but a little smell of smoke from someone's balcony sends them into a frenzy, I am bothered by the smoke in the casino and spend dry little time there because of it.
I'm not referring to you but passangers in general.
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