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Can anyone tell me the smoking regulations on Celebrity (specifically the Century). Can you smoke on your balcony? Where else on ship can you smoke. Thanx for any help.
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Can anyone tell me the smoking regulations on Celebrity (specifically the Century). Can you smoke on your balcony? Where else on ship can you smoke. Thanx for any help.
Celebrity has perhaps the strictest smoking regulations of all the mass market lines. There is no smoking in the cabin or on your veranda. From all indications since the new policy went into effect, it is strictly enforced and there is a $250 fine for violation of the policy in the stateroom or on the balcony.

Below is a link to the smoking policy...

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Don, Thanx for the info and link. It was a big help.

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We were on the Century in January. Here are the smoking areas from the daily:
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*Pipe and/or Cigar smoking is only allowed in specifically designated areas on outer decks of the vessel.
*At no time is pipe and/or cigar smoking permitted in staterooms/suites or on their verandahs.

Cigarette Smoking IS permitted:
*Port side of Hemisphere Lounge
*Mast Bar
*Port side of Sunset Bar
*Port side of Pool Deck and Sundecks (not in the Solarium)

Cigarette Smoking is NOT permitted:
*In Staterooms
*On Stateroom Verandas
*In Public corridors
*In the Celebrity Theater and show lounges
*In the Cinema
*In the Conference Center
*In the Dining Room
*In the Elevators
*In Fortunes Casino
*On the starboard (right) side of the ship, either indoors or outdoors.
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thank you for the info.
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We were on the Century in January. Here are the smoking areas from the daily:
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Cigarette Smoking is NOT permitted:
*In Staterooms
*On Stateroom Verandas
I don't smoke, but I wonder if anyone knows why passengers aren't allowed to smoke on their verandahs, and how the ship could catch someone doing it. (I guess the steward could see evidence of smoking, but other than that,...)
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We were on the Century in January. Here are the smoking areas from the daily:
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Cigarette Smoking is NOT permitted:
*In Staterooms
*On Stateroom Verandas
I don't smoke, but I wonder if anyone knows why passengers aren't allowed to smoke on their verandahs, and how the ship could catch someone doing it. (I guess the steward could see evidence of smoking, but other than that,...)
Probably because of so many complaints from those who felt they could not enjoy their balconies if someone nearby was smoking. I'm sure the steward can find evidence however I have seen many people coming back and saying they turned other people in for smoking on balconies...
I would think it would be easy to find out if someone is smoking on their balcony because others will see or smell it....

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It's time that Celebrity simply maintained their ships as "non smoking" so that the smokers can book cruises elsewhere ... on lines that do not discriminate to this extent.

When Celebrity, or any other line, shows respect for those of us who find drinking liquor to be offensive (and is willing to stand on its principles and put that ahead of the money making from boozing), then perhaps we can be more tolerant of their restrictive smoking policy.

I'm assuming that I would sail on Celebrity again if the price and itinerary were to my liking ... but they can be sure they'll make no revenue from me in a casino where I'm not allowed to smoke .. ya win some, ya lose some.
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I think banning smoking on verandas is taking it a bit far. But as a former smoker (smoke free 6 years next month), I don't want to breathe or smell second-hand smoke. Casinos without a smoking policy distract and keep away non-smokers, so it goes both ways. I can only last 15-minutes in a casino with smoke.

There are medical / health reasons for banning smoke in some public areas. Liquor may be offensive to some (especially the behavior of some) but it does not interfere medically with the livlihood of other passengers.

Yes, it is too bad there can't be a "all smoking" ship as well as a "non-smoking" ship to please both sides.
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It's time that Celebrity simply maintained their ships as "non smoking" so that the smokers can book cruises elsewhere ... on lines that do not discriminate to this extent.

When Celebrity, or any other line, shows respect for those of us who find drinking liquor to be offensive (and is willing to stand on its principles and put that ahead of the money making from boozing), then perhaps we can be more tolerant of their restrictive smoking policy.

I'm assuming that I would sail on Celebrity again if the price and itinerary were to my liking ... but they can be sure they'll make no revenue from me in a casino where I'm not allowed to smoke .. ya win some, ya lose some.
Actually, this is pretty much an industry-wide trend. Fewer and fewer passengers smoke. I doubt that those who smoke will find much difference in smoking policy on other lines.

But, to a large extent, the (relatively new) policy mirrors other segments of our society. Here in Massachusetts, for example, it's illegal to smoke in any indoor workplace, including a barroom. If you are at a bar and you want to light up, you have to go outside, smoke your butt, and then return to your place. And it's also illegal to take an alcoholic beverage outside of the building in an open container, so you have to leave your beverate at your place and come back to it. Note, also, that all of the commercial airlines are now completely non-smoking.

That said, a complete smoking ban aboard a ship would be difficult for a major segment of the population. The last thing that the cruise line wants is somebody going through withdrawal while the ship is at sea for several days.

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It's time that Celebrity simply maintained their ships as "non smoking" so that the smokers can book cruises elsewhere ... on lines that do not discriminate to this extent.

When Celebrity, or any other line, shows respect for those of us who find drinking liquor to be offensive (and is willing to stand on its principles and put that ahead of the money making from boozing), then perhaps we can be more tolerant of their restrictive smoking policy.

I'm assuming that I would sail on Celebrity again if the price and itinerary were to my liking ... but they can be sure they'll make no revenue from me in a casino where I'm not allowed to smoke .. ya win some, ya lose some.
Actually, this is pretty much an industry-wide trend. Fewer and fewer passengers smoke. I doubt that those who smoke will find much difference in smoking policy on other lines.

But, to a large extent, the (relatively new) policy mirrors other segments of our society. Here in Massachusetts, for example, it's illegal to smoke in any indoor workplace, including a barroom. If you are at a bar and you want to light up, you have to go outside, smoke your butt, and then return to your place. And it's also illegal to take an alcoholic beverage outside of the building in an open container, so you have to leave your beverate at your place and come back to it. Note, also, that all of the commercial airlines are now completely non-smoking.

That said, a complete smoking ban aboard a ship would be difficult for a major segment of the population. The last thing that the cruise line wants is somebody going through withdrawal while the ship is at sea for several days.

Norm.
Norm is correct for the most part except a person will have many options as Celebrity has perhaps the most stringent policy. They are I believe the only mainstream, major cruise line that restricts smoking on verandas.

As to having all smoke free ships, please remember that every time that has been tried it has failed for a variety of reasons. Eventally that will come but it is probably not in the cards now.
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I understand about people not wanting to smell the smoke on a balcony but can't see how it would be possible to enforce since by the time the problem was located the smoker would be finished. It's a great idea in theory but unless the people willing comply (which I hope they would) is only another rule which will be ignored.
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I understand about people not wanting to smell the smoke on a balcony but can't see how it would be possible to enforce since by the time the problem was located the smoker would be finished. It's a great idea in theory but unless the people willing comply (which I hope they would) is only another rule which will be ignored.
After the balcony fire aboard one of Princess's ships (MV Star Princess IIRC), the cruise lines installed new fire detection and suppression systems on the balcony. Since smoking on balconies is forbidden, they probably are quite sensitive.

In any case, there's a fairly steep cleaning surcharge ($250 per instance IIRC) applied to any cabin in which the steward finds evidence of smoking (ashes, butts in the trash, etc.)

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I understand about people not wanting to smell the smoke on a balcony but can't see how it would be possible to enforce since by the time the problem was located the smoker would be finished. It's a great idea in theory but unless the people willing comply (which I hope they would) is only another rule which will be ignored.
Rich:

They also have camera's on the sides of most of the ships now.

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I understand about people not wanting to smell the smoke on a balcony but can't see how it would be possible to enforce since by the time the problem was located the smoker would be finished. It's a great idea in theory but unless the people willing comply (which I hope they would) is only another rule which will be ignored.
After the balcony fire aboard one of Princess's ships (MV Star Princess IIRC), the cruise lines installed new fire detection and suppression systems on the balcony. Since smoking on balconies is forbidden, they probably are quite sensitive.

In any case, there's a fairly steep cleaning surcharge ($250 per instance IIRC) applied to any cabin in which the steward finds evidence of smoking (ashes, butts in the trash, etc.)

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I find it ironic that Celebrity is about the only major cruise line that bans smoking on their veranda's. Even after that fire, Princess still allows it in staterooms and veranda's.

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I understand about people not wanting to smell the smoke on a balcony but can't see how it would be possible to enforce since by the time the problem was located the smoker would be finished. It's a great idea in theory but unless the people willing comply (which I hope they would) is only another rule which will be ignored.
After the balcony fire aboard one of Princess's ships (MV Star Princess IIRC), the cruise lines installed new fire detection and suppression systems on the balcony. Since smoking on balconies is forbidden, they probably are quite sensitive.

In any case, there's a fairly steep cleaning surcharge ($250 per instance IIRC) applied to any cabin in which the steward finds evidence of smoking (ashes, butts in the trash, etc.)

Norm.
I find it ironic that Celebrity is about the only major cruise line that bans smoking on their veranda's. Even after that fire, Princess still allows it in staterooms and veranda's.

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I understand about people not wanting to smell the smoke on a balcony but can't see how it would be possible to enforce since by the time the problem was located the smoker would be finished. It's a great idea in theory but unless the people willing comply (which I hope they would) is only another rule which will be ignored.
After the balcony fire aboard one of Princess's ships (MV Star Princess IIRC), the cruise lines installed new fire detection and suppression systems on the balcony. Since smoking on balconies is forbidden, they probably are quite sensitive.

In any case, there's a fairly steep cleaning surcharge ($250 per instance IIRC) applied to any cabin in which the steward finds evidence of smoking (ashes, butts in the trash, etc.)

Norm.
I find it ironic that Celebrity is about the only major cruise line that bans smoking on their veranda's. Even after that fire, Princess still allows it in staterooms and veranda's.

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Agree, I believe the cameras are there more to avoid liability for jumpers than for fires...

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Celebrity's smoking policy is one of the reasons that we choose Celebrity... especially for the no smoking on verandahs and in the casino. Last month, while on Solstice, the woman in the cabin next to ours lit up one afternoon. I looked around the barrier to be absolutley sure and then called guest services to report her. They thanked me profusely for the call. Next thing I know, there's a knock on my door... she'd put a "do not disturb" sign on her door so they can't actually check her cabin. But it was obvious on our veranda what was going on. She never did it again. We were told she would get "one written warning to stop", the next time it happened a $250 cleaning charge would be added to her onboard account and the 3rd time it happened (if) she could be made to leave the ship (at her own expense). Yes, Celebrity is VERY serious about their new smoking policy.
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I support the ban on verandas too. Last year we were on Princess in the Mediterreanean. The idiots on the veranda above us were constantly flipping cigarettes off the balcony! We immediately reported them, as that is DEFINITELY a major fire hazard. Nothing was done about it. Sure enough, on the last day of our 12-day cruise, there were 7 major cigarette burns in the cushions on our deck chairs. I called the desk and reported the burns, along with the name of the Princess employee I'd spoken with at the beginning of the cruise. I emphatically told them that we would in no way be held responsible for the damages. I am all for designated smoking areas conveniently located around the ship, but I also expect a little common sense from the smokers, and a little enforcement from the cruise line.
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I think banning smoking on verandas is taking it a bit far. But as a former smoker (smoke free 6 years next month), I don't want to breathe or smell second-hand smoke. Casinos without a smoking policy distract and keep away non-smokers, so it goes both ways. I can only last 15-minutes in a casino with smoke.

There are medical / health reasons for banning smoke in some public areas. Liquor may be offensive to some (especially the behavior of some) but it does not interfere medically with the livlihood of other passengers.

Yes, it is too bad there can't be a "all smoking" ship as well as a "non-smoking" ship to please both sides.
I love the ban on smoking on verandahs. We have been on a couple of cruises where we weren't able to use our verandah because of smoker one cabin forward. As this was a transatlantic with a lot of sea days, the smoke drifted right to our balcony with the ship movement.
And having one side of the ship's cabins smoking and one side non-smoking wouldn't work on a one way cruise (a transatlantic, north or south bound Alaska, South America, Med, etc.) because of the desirablity of one side over the other.
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I looked around the barrier to be absolutley sure and then called guest services to report her.
Wow. Smoking issue aside, I think you have a lot of nerve sticking your nose around a balcony barrier. I would likely call guest services to report anyone doing so.
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Wow. Smoking issue aside, I think you have a lot of nerve sticking your nose around a balcony barrier. I would likely call guest services to report anyone doing so.
Yeah, nosy posey. I'd flip if someone did that to me. I don't smoke though. I sure wouldn't do it to others. Yikes!
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Yeah, nosy posey. I'd flip if someone did that to me. I don't smoke though. I sure wouldn't do it to others. Yikes!
They might likely wind up wearing whatever I was drinking at the time. I kind of like my privacy on my balcony / veranda. I have to admit to going out there wearing , um , well, nothing at times. I shouldn't have to worry about nosy neighbors violating my privacy by looking to see where any smoke they smell is coming from - that's the crew's job.
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They might likely wind up wearing whatever I was drinking at the time. I kind of like my privacy on my balcony / veranda. I have to admit to going out there wearing , um , well, nothing at times. I shouldn't have to worry about nosy neighbors violating my privacy by looking to see where any smoke they smell is coming from - that's the crew's job.
haha! not sure I'd go out there wearing, um, well, nothing at times. The crew must get a charge out of you!
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They might likely wind up wearing whatever I was drinking at the time. I kind of like my privacy on my balcony / veranda. I have to admit to going out there wearing , um , well, nothing at times. I shouldn't have to worry about nosy neighbors violating my privacy by looking to see where any smoke they smell is coming from - that's the crew's job.
You do realize that those in the odd shaped (trapezoid shape) balconies (where the ship just out on the side) can see down the row of balconies while they are just sitting on their balconies (not leaning over the edge). We book one of those cabins on the Millennium because the balcony is larger (it can hold the two chairs, the small table and a lounger and still have room to move around.)
If you look at the deck plans for the M-class ships, on Vista deck cabins 7049,7080, 7163, 7166, 7174, and 7171 are examples of those balconies where you can see down the row of balconies when sitting on the wider portion.
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Thanks very much for smoking info. I'll be on Celebrity Summit Jan 20-Feb 5, 2011--to escape the cold and have a fantastic time.
Knew about cabin/balcony and the fee. I don't smoke inside my own home, so this shouldn't be difficult.
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Thanks very much for smoking info. I'll be on Celebrity Summit Jan 20-Feb 5, 2011--to escape the cold and have a fantastic time.
Knew about cabin/balcony and the fee. I don't smoke inside my own home, so this shouldn't be difficult.
It's not a "fee"; it's a fine, and it's not a one-time thing, but for each offense. They also reserve the right to kick multiple-time offenders off the ship (this I REALLY wanna see).
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