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Unofficial Guide to Designated Smoking Areas on NCL Vessels

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On ‎1‎/‎24‎/‎2019 at 4:16 PM, Njkc said:

Does anyone know if the outdoor area on deck 8 on the breakaway is completely non-smoking now or just by the bar/outside the humidor? 

Just off Breakaway, no smoking on the waterfront, deck 8 at all.

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6 hours ago, NW Pacific said:

Just off Breakaway, no smoking on the waterfront, deck 8 at all.

What about the Getaway? Anyone just off.

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Slightly off topic, but doing a So Caribbean next month and looking for really good discount cigarette stores ie St Thomas.

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Thank you so much for this spreadsheet!  Going on NCL Pearl in a couple weeks and your spreadsheet was the most helpful!  

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One note for Epic - the Humidor is for cigar smoking only. In December (and February), there are multiple signs on the doors and inside stating that cigarette smoking is not allowed there. Crew also frequently walked through and told folks. Great spreadsheet, by the way!

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Just got off of the Jade and there is no more smoking on Deck 12 the pool deck anywhere, and no more smoking at the Pit Stop on deck 13. The Pit stop smoking area was moved to a little spot under the stairs that go to the 14th deck. Its on the Starboard side of deck 13 more forward of the pit stop bar.

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On 2/19/2019 at 6:50 PM, Shorty6095 said:

Thank you so much for this spreadsheet!  Going on NCL Pearl in a couple weeks and your spreadsheet was the most helpful!  

 

Thank you! Glad you found it helpful 👍

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On 2/19/2019 at 7:02 PM, samiam0403 said:

One note for Epic - the Humidor is for cigar smoking only. In December (and February), there are multiple signs on the doors and inside stating that cigarette smoking is not allowed there. Crew also frequently walked through and told folks. Great spreadsheet, by the way!

 

Thanks for the update! I have updated information for the Epic

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On 3/3/2019 at 9:39 AM, Relax@Sea said:

Just got off of the Jade and there is no more smoking on Deck 12 the pool deck anywhere, and no more smoking at the Pit Stop on deck 13. The Pit stop smoking area was moved to a little spot under the stairs that go to the 14th deck. Its on the Starboard side of deck 13 more forward of the pit stop bar.

 

Thanks so much for the update! I have made the changes to the spreadsheet!

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Just off the Bliss Spice H2O very small space for smokers standing elbow to elbow very crowded less than 150 square feet. No smoking cigarettes in Humidor unless you buy cigar. Smoking in casino for players only (enforced)

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On 3/4/2019 at 11:02 AM, my3sonsnj said:

 

Thanks so much for the update! I have made the changes to the spreadsheet!

I googled 'Unoffical NCL Designated Smoking Areas' and got a current updated page for Jan 2019

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17 hours ago, Tim April said:

Just off the Bliss Spice H2O very small space for smokers standing elbow to elbow very crowded less than 150 square feet. No smoking cigarettes in Humidor unless you buy cigar. Smoking in casino for players only (enforced)

 

Thank you for the update! Spreadsheet updated with this information. 

 

According to crowd-sourcing Bliss only has 1 unrestricted designated smoking area (H2O) with a ratio to smoking area of 600+/-  smokers. This should be a warning for anyone with significant issues with smoke to not enter H2O on the Bliss because the concentration of smokers in that area will be higher than most ships.

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IwhHuxFGVf8GRxIe1V30Bj0elmkPLRuQUxOpmI8LiFE/edit?usp=sharing

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Posted (edited)

Just wanted everyone to see NCL's published policy as of today (3/11/19) which you can print and take on your cruise for clarification. I would be interested to know how ship personnel are responding on the Getaway, Breakaway and other ships with a Waterfront area given the reported discrepancies between policy and practice.

 

https://www.ncl.com/faq/guest-conduct-policy

SMOKING
As the health and well-being of our guests and crew is of the utmost importance, Norwegian Cruise Line will institute changes to its smoking policy for all sailings on or after November 1, 2014. The specific changes prohibit smoking on stateroom balconies and limit smoking in the casino to players. On Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway, smoking on The Waterfront will be permitted on the starboard side, except by the outdoor dining areas. Public areas throughout all our ships are smoke-free. If you smoke regular or electronic cigarettes, you can do so in designated areas only. For more information on our smoking policy please click here.

 

https://www.ncl.com/cruise-faq/smoking

 

As the health and well-being of our guests and crew is of the utmost importance, Norwegian Cruise Line will institute changes to its smoking policy for all sailings on or after November 1, 2014. The specific changes prohibit smoking on stateroom balconies and limit smoking in the casino to players. On Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway, smoking on The Waterfront will be permitted on the starboard side, except by the outdoor dining areas.

 

Guests in the Garden Villas may smoke in their private garden and on their private sun decks.

 

Public areas throughout all our ships are smoke-free. If you smoke regular or electronic cigarettes, you can do so in designated areas only. If you prefer pipes or cigars, you can smoke in the Cigar Bar or designated smoking lounge. Smoking cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars and pipes is permitted in outdoor public guest spaces and open decks where designated by the ship's management based on the ship's specific characteristics and arrangement. Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, is prohibited in or near venues serving food, the jogging track, outdoor sporting venues, The Haven outdoor areas and children's pool areas. On ships with The Waterfront, smoking is permitted on the starboard side excluding any food service areas. Active Casino players may smoke cigarettes in the Casino during gaming hours. Cigarette smoking is not permitted in any other indoor venue or location.

 

Guests are not permitted to smoke cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars or pipes in their staterooms or on their balconies. Cigar and pipe smoking in staterooms and on balconies is prohibited. Smoking inside your stateroom or on your balcony will result in a $250 USD cleaning charge added to your onboard account. If cigarette burns on furniture, linens, towels or carpeting are detected; guests will be advised and charged for the damages.

 

Electronic cigarettes cannot be used in public areas where there is a No Smoking policy in force; simply because these cigarettes look so realistic and therefore other guests' perception is that we are not enforcing the No Smoking rule.

Edited by my3sonsnj

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2 hours ago, my3sonsnj said:

Just wanted everyone to see NCL's published policy as of today (3/11/19) which you can print and take on your cruise for clarification. I would be interested to know how ship personnel are responding on the Getaway, Breakaway and other ships with a Waterfront area given the reported discrepancies between policy and practice. 

 

1. The ship's dailies will state the current policy. Having a printed copy of an outdated policy won't matter.

 

2. A smoking policy can change from one week to the next. Someone (a smoker, TracyE) was on a B2B (Escape) and a place that allowed smoking on the first half didn't allow smoking on the second half.....

 

There is no smoking at all outside on the Waterfront. On the Escape T/A, smoking was allowed outside at the 5 O' Clock Somewhere Bar. The following week (Nov. 14th) for the inaugural cruise from Miami, smoking was prohibited there

 

...NCL's ship, NCL's rules.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, gotscrapz said:

Thank you so much! Nonsmoker here with severe asthma.

Yes, this is a most helpful thread for both smokers and non-smokers. 

Much thanks to my3sonsnj for keeping this updated for all. 

             (from another mother of 3 sons :classic_smile:)

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Posted (edited)
7 hours ago, Two Wheels Only said:

 

1. The ship's dailies will state the current policy. Having a printed copy of an outdated policy won't matter.

 

2. A smoking policy can change from one week to the next. Someone (a smoker, TracyE) was on a B2B (Escape) and a place that allowed smoking on the first half didn't allow smoking on the second half.....

 

There is no smoking at all outside on the Waterfront. On the Escape T/A, smoking was allowed outside at the 5 O' Clock Somewhere Bar. The following week (Nov. 14th) for the inaugural cruise from Miami, smoking was prohibited there

 

...NCL's ship, NCL's rules.

 

 

Actually, a policy is not subject to weekly change. It is subject to an adoption procedure...just speaking as someone that was on a policy committee for 15 years and chaired the committee for 4 years.

Edited by my3sonsnj

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Thank you for this spreadsheet. My husband vapes and we were on Breakaway last week.  As said earlier, waterfront was non smoking. 

Spice H20, Box on Deck 15 by pool and casino while gambling- which we didn’t do.  Humidor cig and vape users were told to leave. 

 

If if this keeps up, he’ll refuse to get on a ship.

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7 hours ago, jkloni said:

Thank you for this spreadsheet. My husband vapes and we were on Breakaway last week.  As said earlier, waterfront was non smoking. 

Spice H20, Box on Deck 15 by pool and casino while gambling- which we didn’t do.  Humidor cig and vape users were told to leave. 

 

If if this keeps up, he’ll refuse to get on a ship.

True, NCL can't totally eliminate smoking. they would lose customers but it sure seems that they are putting the squeeze on smokers. I don't smoke but my husband does and we spend more time running around the ship looking for a smoking section.

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Thanks for the spreadsheet ... hubby smokes, now I will know where to find him 😉

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On 3/11/2019 at 2:51 PM, gotscrapz said:

Thank you so much! Nonsmoker here with severe asthma.

 

On 3/11/2019 at 3:02 PM, Sand and Seas said:

Yes, this is a most helpful thread for both smokers and non-smokers. 

Much thanks to my3sonsnj for keeping this updated for all. 

             (from another mother of 3 sons :classic_smile:)

So happy that both smokers and non-smokers are finding the spreadsheet helpful!!! 👍👍

Excluding those that are just intolerant of different lifestyles or expect others to conform to their needs, I think most of us just need information and transparency to set expectations and make decisions.

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On 3/12/2019 at 12:45 AM, jkloni said:

Thank you for this spreadsheet. My husband vapes and we were on Breakaway last week.  As said earlier, waterfront was non smoking. 

Spice H20, Box on Deck 15 by pool and casino while gambling- which we didn’t do.  Humidor cig and vape users were told to leave. 

 

If if this keeps up, he’ll refuse to get on a ship.

Thank you for this information! I have adjusted the information on the Humidor for the Breakaway:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IwhHuxFGVf8GRxIe1V30Bj0elmkPLRuQUxOpmI8LiFE/edit?usp=sharing

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So Helpful! Thank you for doing this. With fewer places to smoke it helps knowing where i can still find a place to satisfy my habit.

I do miss the good old days when I could smoke on my balcony (sigh...)

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, beau11 said:

So Helpful! Thank you for doing this. With fewer places to smoke it helps knowing where i can still find a place to satisfy my habit.

I do miss the good old days when I could smoke on my balcony (sigh...)

 

 

 

You and me both! The good ole days. 😉

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