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  Holland America Cruise Lines Smoking policies for their ships while aboard.   We really could not find anything that looks like a strong smoking policy and you can read what we found below.  We did find quite a few complaints about the smoking on Holland America ships and the second hand smoke they had to live with.

 


Holland America Cruise Line is apparently in transition with regard to it's smoking policies. It was one of the last mass market lines to have a smoking section in dining rooms, but it is now establishing many more totally non smoking areas.

Smoking is not permitted in any dining venues, both indoors or areas designed for al fresco dining.

There are totally smoke free areas designated on the Vista Ships: Noordam, Westerdam, Zuiderdam, Oosterdam, including: All restaurants; the Atrium Bar; Crow's nest (on Vista ships only); Explorations Cafe; Explorer's Lounge; Library; Magradome (lido pool area); Piano Bar; Queen's Lounge (Vista ships only have this area); Show Lounge; Theater; the Wine Bar; and all the public corridors inside.

There are areas onboard which have both designated smoking and non smoking areas. These are: the Casino; Northern Lights Disco Bar; Oak Room; Ocean Bar; outside decks; Seaview Bar; Sports Bar; Crow's Nest on non-Vista ships (doubles as disco) Smoking is allowed in guest cabins, and on private balconies.

Holland America Line Establishes Non-Smoking Dining Areas

Seattle, January 16, 2002 - Holland America Line will begin implementing a new onboard smoking policy on February 1, 2002. Smoking no longer will be permitted in any of the dining areas, including main dining rooms and the enclosed portion of Lido restaurants.

The new policy will be phased in as each ship embarks on a new cruise on or after February 1. Nearly all ships will have smoke-free dining areas by the middle of February with the ms Amsterdam implementing the new policy following its 100-day Grand World Voyage on April 30, 2002.

Alternative restaurants have been non-smoking since their introduction and continue to be non-smoking under the new policy. All ships will continue to have designated smoking areas.

Smoking: What Holland America says;

For the comfort of all of our guests, designated smoking and nonsmoking areas are available in most lounges. Smoking is not permitted at any time in dining areas. Our ships do not have "nonsmoking" staterooms; however, all rooms are thoroughly cleaned after each cruise to assure the comfort of our guests. All showrooms are nonsmoking during performances.

If you have any additional information regarding Holland America's smoking policy, email us with the info and link for verification.  For exciting information on Holland America Cruises 2016, please visit Cruises 2015 for the latest cruise specials and discounts on Holland America Cruises.  Another great site for Hawaii Cruise information can be found at, a Hawaii Cruise site.

 

     
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