Smoking On Cruises

Have you ever thought about what the rules are about smoking on your cruise holiday?

Lots of people can get a little concerned and confused about smoking on the ships, as we all know for some people smoking is a very important part of their lives every day. Now if you’re for smoking or against smoking on cruise ships it’s always going to be around, unless it somehow becomes illegal but far too much money is made on smoking for that to happen…

There might be designated smoking area’s or you could be allowed to smoke in your cabin, truth is that people need to smoke and with all different cruise ships coming from different places and going to new destinations the whole laws on where you can and can’t smoke becomes a little confusing.

Crystal Cruises and Seabourn Cruises are the only two cruise lines that allow both cabin smoking and Balcony smoking.

Crystal Cruises

Places that you can’t smoke. You may not smoke inside the Lido Café. Palm Court, The Bistro, the Crystal Dining Room, Prego, Silk Road, The Sushi Bar Restaurants, the Galaxy Lounge and Crystal’s Symphony’s Starlite Club.


Other places you can smoke. Cigarette smoking is only permitted in your Suites, on the starboard side of the Observation Bar and on verandahs.

Places where you can’t smoke. In all dining venues (inside and outside). In the Show Lounge/The Grand Salon. The Club, The Casino and meeting rooms. On the port side (left side facing forwards) of the Observation Lounge including during tea time and early morning riser. In the Ship’s elevators, corridors and lobbies including Reception / Seabourn Square. In the Spa at Seabourn the surrounding deck and spa terrace.

Additional information. On Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest, in addition to the above: Deck 11 including The Retreat, Sun Terrace and all of Deck 9 including the Patio Bar, Patio Grill and pool area. Pipe and cigar smoking is permitted only outside on deck on the starboard side (right side) except during on-deck meal service.

Cruises that do not allow smoking in the Cabins or Balconies include: Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Hurtigruten, MSC Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Cruises, Silversea and Voyages to Antiquity.  All of these cruise lines still obviously have designated area’s indoors or outdoors where you are able to smoke. You’re best to check with your cruise consultant first to make sure everything is up to date and the rules have not been changed.

Everyone is entitled to their views on smoking and where it should and should not be allowed.

Some people do get a little angry about smokers and where they smoke, but it’s legal so why should it matter to those who don’t smoke. I’ve read a lot about some cruises that have smoking area’s on the ship and just because of where they are positioned non-smokers sit around that area because the sun get’s to it first and then they moan about being around people smoking. If you don’t want to breathe in the second hand smoke steer well clear of the smoking areas.

 Does it bother you when people are around you drinking?

All in all people are going to smoke, and will find ways to smoke. The consequences for smoking inside your cabin when you’re not meant could be a little steep so I would stick the the designated area’s and speak to someone if you are unsure with where to smoke on your cruise.

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