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nancyg January 12th, 2007 10:26 AM

Smoking
 
I booked the Lirica for an April cruise and noticed that my confirm indicated non smoking room. I called and was informed that MSC does not allow smoking in any of the cabins. MSC also said they thought the other cruise lines were putting this into effect.

nmnita January 22nd, 2007 05:44 PM

Re: Smoking
 
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Originally Posted by nancyg
I booked the Lirica for an April cruise and noticed that my confirm indicated non smoking room. I called and was informed that MSC does not allow smoking in any of the cabins. MSC also said they thought the other cruise lines were putting this into effect.

Well that's a new one on me: even TAs learn something every day. I am a part time smoker, I do not and would not consider smoking in a cabin (but did years ago) that being said, at this time there are no lines other than obviously MSC that has ban smoking in the cabins. That is usually one place you can smoke. There is no smoking in dining rooms, showrooms, some bars, usually one side of the pool deck, the spa, hallways etc. Smoking is allowed in cabins, balconies, part of the deck, part of the top floor bar which I think all lines have, and usually, at least a few other bars and lounges. ships are cracking down. NMnita :-?

Georgie February 9th, 2007 05:49 PM

Re: Smoking
 
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Originally Posted by nancyg
I booked the Lirica for an April cruise and noticed that my confirm indicated non smoking room. I called and was informed that MSC does not allow smoking in any of the cabins. MSC also said they thought the other cruise lines were putting this into effect.

I had my TA check and as with irons in the cabins...they do not encourage smoking but they do not enforce non smoking either. This line caters to Europeans and Europeans are smokers.

Even on the Disney ships the ONE place you ARE permitted to smoke is in your cabin. Carnival tried having a totally non-smoking ship...but business suffered because of it...and even now that ship is smoking.

nlb1050 February 10th, 2007 12:38 AM

We had a blacony on the Lirica in Dec and ther was a sign posted "NO SMOKING ON THE BALCONY" and that ashtrays were available for the room but there were none in our cabin.

I know that once in a while we would smell cigar smoke for one of the cabins near us. I do smoke but do not smoke in the cabin so I never even thought about asking for an ashtray.

And really there were not that many places to smoke on board even outside. Once all the recliners were put up in the evening aroudn the pool it was hard to find an ashtray and a place to sit. All the tables and chairs were put up by 7PM, so that ment that places to smoke at night were Lord Nelson;s Pub or the casino mainly.

MatthewT January 7th, 2009 09:08 PM

kids of the age of 10 managed to smoke cigars in the TEEN AREA...

they rely aren't that bothered...

ruthlessboss April 19th, 2011 05:57 AM

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Originally Posted by nlb1050 (Post 888848)
We had a blacony on the Lirica in Dec and ther was a sign posted "NO SMOKING ON THE BALCONY" and that ashtrays were available for the room but there were none in our cabin.

I know that once in a while we would smell cigar smoke for one of the cabins near us. I do smoke but do not smoke in the cabin so I never even thought about asking for an ashtray.

And really there were not that many places to smoke on board even outside. Once all the recliners were put up in the evening aroudn the pool it was hard to find an ashtray and a place to sit. All the tables and chairs were put up by 7PM, so that ment that places to smoke at night were Lord Nelson;s Pub or the casino mainly.

We are considering Poesia later this year and on a balcony. Smoking will be an issue as we like morning coffee and a smoke in the morning to avoid getting dressed etc. Any updates on smoking areas??

Dan40 April 23rd, 2011 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by nancyg (Post 872629)
I booked the Lirica for an April cruise and noticed that my confirm indicated non smoking room. I called and was informed that MSC does not allow smoking in any of the cabins. MSC also said they thought the other cruise lines were putting this into effect.


I am a non smoker. My son and I sailed on MSC to Coz. The rules said NO smoking in the cabins, any cabin, or on the balcony. The are only a limited number of smoking areas on the open decks.

This was a Caribbean cruise. A MSC European cruise may have different rules.

ruthlessboss April 24th, 2011 06:32 AM

I looked up smoking policies, MSC states it's 90% smoke free. That's okay, I just won't go with them again. I wonder what those policies are in Europe? I've heard there are 2 standards, one for here, and one for Europe. Is this true?

Bruce Chafkin1 April 26th, 2011 04:42 PM

There are essentially 2 smoking standards in America.
Approximately 10 -15 % of Americans smoke at home.
Mass market cruise lines have between 20% and 25% of American passengers smoking onboard.

If you want to double your chances of encountering smokers, take a mass market cruise out of an American port.

Fieldmouse May 1st, 2011 02:00 PM

Changes
 
There are changes being made in the 'mass market' cruise lines regarding smoking polices. For example, please note the following taken from the Celebrity web-page: Subject: Ship and Stateroom Details

"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. Violations to this smoking policy 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. Cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco must be properly disposed of and never thrown overboard. A guest must be at least 18 years of age to purchase, possess or use tobacco onboard.

Additionally, there is a non-smoking policy on all components of the land tour portion of all Celebrity Cruises cruisetour products. We appreciate your understanding and adherence."

Holland America has been taking phone and on board ship surveys(at least earlier this year) asking for passenger feed-back, and is seriously considering some change to their current smoking policy. So it would be wise to check the stats of whatever cruise line you are considering for an up to date policy before booking, if smoking is important to you.

momofmeg November 18th, 2011 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by nmnita (Post 878619)
Well that's a new one on me: even TAs learn something every day. I am a part time smoker, I do not and would not consider smoking in a cabin (but did years ago) that being said, at this time there are no lines other than obviously MSC that has ban smoking in the cabins. That is usually one place you can smoke. There is no smoking in dining rooms, showrooms, some bars, usually one side of the pool deck, the spa, hallways etc. Smoking is allowed in cabins, balconies, part of the deck, part of the top floor bar which I think all lines have, and usually, at least a few other bars and lounges. ships are cracking down. NMnita :-?

Not true-Celbrity does not allow smoking inthe cabin-neither does NCL or RCI. Celebrity also does not allow smoking on the balcony. After Jan,1- Princess will have a similar policy to Celebrity and HAL's policy will be similar to NCL and RCI-smoking on balcony will still be allowed.

momofmeg November 18th, 2011 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Bruce Chafkin1 (Post 1368072)
There are essentially 2 smoking standards in America.
Approximately 10 -15 % of Americans smoke at home.
Mass market cruise lines have between 20% and 25% of American passengers smoking onboard.

If you want to double your chances of encountering smokers, take a mass market cruise out of an American port.

Even higher percentage from a European port.

momofmeg November 18th, 2011 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ruthlessboss (Post 1367669)
I looked up smoking policies, MSC states it's 90% smoke free. That's okay, I just won't go with them again. I wonder what those policies are in Europe? I've heard there are 2 standards, one for here, and one for Europe. Is this true?

I would like to know that also

Kuki November 18th, 2011 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by momofmeg (Post 1401970)
Not true-Celbrity does not allow smoking inthe cabin-neither does NCL or RCI. Celebrity also does not allow smoking on the balcony. After Jan,1- Princess will have a similar policy to Celebrity and HAL's policy will be similar to NCL and RCI-smoking on balcony will still be allowed.

You've quoted a post from 2007. The rules you're citing just changed recently.

ruthlessboss November 18th, 2011 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Kuki (Post 1401975)
You've quoted a post from 2007. The rules you're citing just changed recently.

Okay, so they've changed. But to what?

Kuki November 18th, 2011 11:11 PM

What is the smoking policy?MSC Cruises respects the needs and desires of all guests, and we have given careful consideration to the preferences of both those who smoke and those who do not. In line with global standards, smoking areas are generally fewer than non-smoking areas, but smoking is freely permitted in specified areas throughout the fleet (selected mainly on the basis of increased or modified air extraction).
Smoking is not generally permitted in any food service areas (buffets and restaurants), medical centers, child-care areas, corridors or elevator foyers, areas where guests are assembled in groups for safety exercises, disembarkation or tour departures, public toilets, or in bars directly near areas where food is served.
Smoking in all cabins is highly discouraged, and because of the specific and proven risk of fire, smoking on cabin balconies is not permitted at any time.
Smoking is permitted in several bars on each ship, and on one side (indicated by signage) of the principal outdoor pool deck areas, where ashtrays are provided.
Guests are advised by the Cruise Director and in the Ship’s Daily Program to avoid throwing cigarette butts over the side of the ship, where they could be blown back on board and start a fire.


momofmeg November 19th, 2011 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Kuki (Post 1401975)
You've quoted a post from 2007. The rules you're citing just changed recently.

I should look at dates I guess. did I bring up an old thread? I did not realize-this forum must not get a lot of traffic.

ruthlessboss November 19th, 2011 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Kuki (Post 1402008)
What is the smoking policy?MSC Cruises respects the needs and desires of all guests, and we have given careful consideration to the preferences of both those who smoke and those who do not. In line with global standards, smoking areas are generally fewer than non-smoking areas, but smoking is freely permitted in specified areas throughout the fleet (selected mainly on the basis of increased or modified air extraction).
Smoking is not generally permitted in any food service areas (buffets and restaurants), medical centers, child-care areas, corridors or elevator foyers, areas where guests are assembled in groups for safety exercises, disembarkation or tour departures, public toilets, or in bars directly near areas where food is served.
Smoking in all cabins is highly discouraged, and because of the specific and proven risk of fire, smoking on cabin balconies is not permitted at any time.
Smoking is permitted in several bars on each ship, and on one side (indicated by signage) of the principal outdoor pool deck areas, where ashtrays are provided.
Guests are advised by the Cruise Director and in the Ship’s Daily Program to avoid throwing cigarette butts over the side of the ship, where they could be blown back on board and start a fire.


We know the basic non smoking areas by now. We generally want cabin, balcony, Lido info.
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Originally Posted by momofmeg (Post 1401970)
Not true-Celbrity does not allow smoking inthe cabin-neither does NCL or RCI. Celebrity also does not allow smoking on the balcony. After Jan,1- Princess will have a similar policy to Celebrity and HAL's policy will be similar to NCL and RCI-smoking on balcony will still be allowed.

This sounds updated to me.

johnthed0g November 19th, 2011 10:03 AM

Whilst we don't smoke & hardly know anyone that does, smoking in the UK being totally banned in any public building or in the vicinity therof...I do wonder what happens on a ship in bad weather when it is not allowed to go outside for safety reasons, after all smokers are addicts & have to indulge somewhere.

momofmeg November 19th, 2011 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by ruthlessboss (Post 1402029)
We know the basic non smoking areas by now. We generally want cabin, balcony, Lido info.

This sounds updated to me.

Yes. I did not realize how old this thread was until kuki told me. I should have realized Nita would know better. I need to learn to check the dates of posts. I guess this forum does not get alot of traffic.

We are considering booking a cruise with MSC which is why I came here.

JeanW September 15th, 2012 01:09 AM

The smoking thing concerns me, as I am prone to seasickness and the smell of smoke could set me off.

What happens if you get to your room and find the previous occupants were chain-smoking in there? I'd want to demand a switch but the ship might be full. Blech!

Mike M September 15th, 2012 09:56 AM

A lot of this information is at least a year old:

Almost all cruise lines no longer allow smoking inside of the cabins. So walking into a "smelly cabin" is not an issue.

Here are the current smoking policies on the major cruise lines:

Carnival:

Smoking (including cigars) will be permitted in designated exterior open deck areas (starboard side) of all our ships. Additionally, smoking will also be allowed in the jazz clubs of the following ships: Carnival Destiny, Carnival Triumph, Carnival Victory, Carnival Spirit, Carnival Pride, Carnival Legend, Carnival Miracle, Carnival Conquest, Carnival Glory, Carnival Valor, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Freedom, and Carnival Splendor.
* All Spa Suites and Staterooms, inclusive of the balconies, are an entirely smoke-free environment. Spa suites and staterooms are on the following ships only: Carnival Splendor, Carnival Dream, Carnival Breeze and Carnival Sunshine.
* Effective December 1, 2011, smoking will be prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests in balcony staterooms may smoke (including cigars) outside on their balcony.
Guests who smoke in their staterooms will be assessed a $250 USD cleaning and refreshing fee on their Sail & Sign account. Information on this fee is included in Carnival’s ticket contract.
Note: Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are only allowed in the designated smoking areas.

Royal Caribbean

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. A $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. Royal Caribbean International kindly asks all guests to please observe the non-smoking areas and to refrain from smoking pipes or cigars in any of the public areas. These requests are made to provide a comfortable shipboard environment for everyone. Guests who violate this smoking policy may be subject to further action pursuant to the "Consequences Section" of this Guest Conduct Policy.

Pipe and cigar smoking is only permitted within the Cigar lounge. (If no Cigar lounge exists on a particular ship, there will be a designated area for pipe and cigar smoking).

A guest must be at least 18 years of age to purchase, possess or use tobacco products onboard. Cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco must always be properly disposed of and never thrown overboard

NCL

We want you to be comfortable on board, so public areas throughout all our ships are smoke-free. If you smoke cigarettes, you can do so on your balcony, in the casino or in the Cigar Bar (where available). If you prefer pipes or cigars, you can smoke in the Cigar Bar or designated smoking lounge. Also, you can smoke cigarettes, pipes and cigars outside on open decks (just not around food venues, sports decks, kids’ pool areas and other designated nonsmoking areas). Smoking inside your stateroom will result in a $250 cleaning charge added to your onboard account.

Holland America

Our smoking policy reflects our commitment to the comfort of all of our guests. Presently, all staterooms (cabins), showrooms and all other indoor areas are designated non-smoking with the exception of:
  • Casino
  • Northern Lights Disco (ms Oosterdam, ms Noordam, ms Westerdam & ms Zuiderdam only)
  • Seaview Bar (except that smoking is not permitted in the Seaview Bar on the ms Maasdam, ms Ryndam or ms Statendam)
  • Sports Bar
  • Crow's Nest (except that smoking is not permitted in the Crow’s Nest on the ms Eurodam, ms Oosterdam, ms Noordam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Westerdam or ms Zuiderdam)
While smoking is not permitted in staterooms, guests are allowed to smoke on stateroom verandahs. Smoking is permitted on certain other designated, outside decks. Cigar and pipe smoking is not allowed inside the ship; it is only permitted on the outside decks where smoking is otherwise allowed.

For all other cruise lines you can just go to their website and do a Search of "Smoking" and you can find their current policy.

Take care
Mike

Sinclair01 June 7th, 2013 01:56 PM

I am here just for discussing about those smoker who don't have smoking etiquette they don't care where they are. they smoke cigarette in the pubic places and even in the public transport too which is very bad habit . so please avoid to do these things in such places.

momofmeg June 2nd, 2014 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by JeanW (Post 1446400)
The smoking thing concerns me, as I am prone to seasickness and the smell of smoke could set me off.

What happens if you get to your room and find the previous occupants were chain-smoking in there? I'd want to demand a switch but the ship might be full. Blech!

In a car on long trips with a smoker makes me car sick, I hated road trips with my dad as a kid for that very reason.

momofmeg June 2nd, 2014 05:42 PM

What is MSC' smoking policy in Europe? We are looking at a couple of northern Europe cruises.

sidari August 4th, 2014 10:44 AM

According to the online MSC brochure on the UK site it says snoking is not permitted "at any time" in cabins or on balconies and that includes E cigarettes, if eveidence is found of smoking in a cabin a fee of 70 euros will be charged for cleaning.

Hope this helps.


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