||Celebrity Cruise Lines Smoking policies for
their ships. The following is what we could find for Celebrity
Cruises and their smoking policy.
Press Release from April 10th, 2008
Celebrity Cruises Revamps Smoking Policy - First Premium Cruise Line to
Join Trend Toward Cleaner-Air Environment
Miami - Cruise enthusiasts may praise the virtues of “sea air,” but to
many of them, what matters more is clean air. As more hotels and
restaurants worldwide implement stricter smoking policies in order to
promote healthier air, Celebrity Cruises also is taking action.
Beginning October 1, 2008, guests on Celebrity’s ships will enjoy
fresher air as a result of a new policy that disallows smoking in
Celebrity’s staterooms or on stateroom verandas. The policy also will
reduce the number of public areas in which guests can smoke onboard.
“We are proud to be the first premium cruise line to set a new standard
toward creating an environment of cleaner air on our ships,” said
Celebrity Cruises President & CEO Dan Hanrahan. “We pay careful
attention to what our guests have to say, and approximately 90 percent
of them have told us they are non-smokers. By increasing the number of
smoke-free areas onboard while still designating areas for those who
smoke, our aim is to make the onboard experience as pleasant as possible
for all of our guests.”
The new policy, created after Celebrity polled past guests, will result
in a cleaner, fresher and healthier environment on Celebrity’s ships.
Designated indoor areas where guests can smoke cigarettes include the
port side of one lounge per ship and a designated slot machine area in
each ship’s casino. The new policy also designates outdoor areas where
guests can smoke. These include the port side of the pool deck and
sundecks on each ship, the port side of the Sunset Bar on Celebrity
Century and on Celebrity’s Millennium class of ships, and the port side
aft outside of Winter Garden on Celebrity Galaxy and Celebrity Mercury.
Celebrity’s new Solstice class of ships, launching with Celebrity
Solstice late this year, will follow the new policy beginning with the
first sailing. Celebrity Solstice’s Lawn Club and the Sunset Bar at the
Lawn Club will not allow smoking. Violations to Celebrity’s smoking
policy may result in a $250 cleaning fee charged to the guest’s onboard
account and may also be addressed through the line’s guest conduct
The new policy will go into effect on Celebrity’s fleet on the first day
of the first sailing to follow October 1:
Celebrity Galaxy, Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Mercury - October 3
Celebrity Summit - October 4 sailing
Celebrity Constellation - October 5 sailing
Celebrity Century, Celebrity Millennium - October 6 sailings
Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox - upon ship launch
Celebrity currently allows guests to smoke in staterooms, on stateroom
verandas and in a number of indoor and outdoor public spaces. The
exception is Celebrity Xpedition, the 92-person mega-yacht sailing
year-round in the Galapagos Islands, which operates under a stricter
policy than the rest of the fleet, allowing smoking only on the ship’s
outer decks, in designated areas.
Celebrity Cruises offers comfortably sophisticated, upscale cruise
experiences with highly personalized service, exceptional dining, and
extraordinary attention to detail. Celebrity sails in Alaska,
Australia/New Zealand, California, Canada/New England, the Caribbean,
Europe, Galapagos Islands, Hawaii, the Pacific Coast, Panama Canal and
South America. The line also offers unique cruise tour vacations in
Alaska, Australia, Canada, Europe and South America. Noted for “The Top
Cruise Ships in the World,” as voted by the readers of Conde’ Nast
Traveler (February 2008 readers’ poll), Celebrity’s current fleet will
be joined by Celebrity Solstice in 2008, Celebrity Equinox in 2009,
Celebrity Eclipse in 2010, and a fourth Solstice-class ship in 2011. For
more information, call your travel agent, dial 1-800-437-3111 or visit
Celebrity Cruises website.
Categories: Cruise News
Tags: Celebrity Century, Celebrity Constellation, Celebrity Cruises,
Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Galaxy, Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity
Mercury, Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Summit, cruise experience, cruise
ship smoking, smoking policy
From Celebrity's website:
What is your onboard smoking policy?
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 cruise tour products. We
appreciate your understanding and adherence.
I have never cruised on Celebrity. If anybody wants to email me
with their experiences with regard to smoking and non-smoking on the
Celebrity ships, please do so. I have heard good things about
Celebrity and their Azamara line.