A Complete Guide for New Smoking Areas on NCL vessels

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#41
Ohio
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Let me say, I am not picking on smokers I just wanna make sure I avoid those areas as my daughter has bad asthma. I see some taking about smoking on balconies with real cigs not the e ones. I thought they banned smoking on balconies? We got a balcony because that is the case, if someone was out there doing so I would be livid.
Also on the floor plans is there anyway to tell where those sections on deck are so I can avoid for my daughter? I don't see it on their site. If anyone has sailed the getaway recently and can let me know I would so appreciate it. Also some say port side some say starboard side. I just wanna make sure so I can move my balcony to the opposite side. Thank you so much for your help. I am excited about NCL, as we only sail Disney until now and hope it isn't bad for my smoke sensitive daughter so we have a line to choose that goes more places.
#42
Yorkshire, UK
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On gem in April this is where people could smoke. We checked it with the hd at the cc meet and greet as we're were surprised

All of Bali hi, port and starboard - they no longer serve food there so now both sides can smoke

On the promenade deck, lots of ashtrays but they ask you to stick to that area

Ashtray on starboard side just by entrance from deck to spinnaker

Indoors, casino and the cigar bar outside le bistro

You can't smoke at great outdoors on Gem as they serve food

HD said anywhere they serve food is out, balconies are out and balconies have a $250 fine. No smoking around pool area or pool bar

They do a lot of barbecues on sea day by the pool so they stopped the small smoking area there
#43
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Originally posted by tumblew467
Does the breakaway have a smoking section in the haven? On the haven private sundeck?
Thanks

There was a smoking area toward the front of the Haven sun deck ( with plexiglass walls separating it from the other area ) prior to the November policy. I'm not sure if that has changed after the policy went into place.
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#44
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Originally posted by mistycruiser
Anyone know where the outside smoking areas are on the Dawn?
This ship probably had the MOST smoking areas I have ever seen on a ship…lately. (If they were actual smoking areas and not just people smoking there)

You could smoke on BOTH sides (port and starboard) on deck 7 with ashtrays lined all the way up and down there.

All of the port side on deck 12 by the pool was smoking. All of it. Not just a little section of 5 tables with no place to sit, the entire section! Now I did notice that it wasn’t just the tables along the walls either. They had the fixed ashtrays along the pools by the loungers as well.

I also noticed plenty of smoking along all the steps on the various layers heading up from the pool to the Bimimi bar as well. I don’t know if this is a smoking section on that side too, but nothing was said and there were plenty of people doing it.

Port side of Bimimi bar was all smoking.

You could smoke in the entire casino.

You could smoke in the cigar bar.
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#45
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Smoking areas on the Star

We just got off the Star last Friday, and here are the areas with permitted smoking:

INSIDE:
*Only in the casino

OUTSIDE:
*Biergarten bar - deck 14 (this is also the "designated" cigar bar)
*Pool deck - deck 12 - the entire portside that is under the roof outside
*Promenade deck - deck 7 - portside (including tables and chairs outside the "5 *O'clock Somewhere Bar")
*In addition I also saw a sign on the wall on the starboard side almost at the front of the ship on deck 14, where it said "You are permitted to smoke here".
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#46
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Originally posted by Bosox312
While underway, you can smoke occasionally on the balcony. No one cares unless there are multiple smokers or you are running like a chimney. Just shut your balcony door and stay behind the dividers. Of course, don't smoke while you neighbor next door (down wind) is out unless they are cool with it.
The OP asked for areas where you are permitted to smoke, not where you think you can get away with it. New cruisers need to know the rules that apply, which is what this thread is about. Most of us like to keep to the rules, making life so much more pleasant.
Smoking on your balcony is not permitted.
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#48
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Originally posted by mitsugirly
This ship probably had the MOST smoking areas I have ever seen on a ship…lately. (If they were actual smoking areas and not just people smoking there)

You could smoke on BOTH sides (port and starboard) on deck 7 with ashtrays lined all the way up and down there.

All of the port side on deck 12 by the pool was smoking. All of it. Not just a little section of 5 tables with no place to sit, the entire section! Now I did notice that it wasn’t just the tables along the walls either. They had the fixed ashtrays along the pools by the loungers as well.

I also noticed plenty of smoking along all the steps on the various layers heading up from the pool to the Bimimi bar as well. I don’t know if this is a smoking section on that side too, but nothing was said and there were plenty of people doing it.

Port side of Bimimi bar was all smoking.

You could smoke in the entire casino.

You could smoke in the cigar bar.
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#50
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Originally posted by Solararc
As we all know as of November, those of us who smoke have lost precious real estate. For those who have cruised since the switch could you please list the vessel name and areas where you found it permitted to smoke. No need to post the obvious spots like the garden villas or cigar bar, post of your dislikes of smoking are also not welcome, this thread is to help us all get along not pick another great CC debate.


*Living large one week at a time*
You don't get to pick and choose the types of responses that you get. Unfortunately there are still too many smoking areas on all of the ships, hopefully they will decrease the available areas again soon.
#51
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Originally posted by cocruzlvrs
Does anyone have info on Getaway? We are sailing Saturday, and are curious to know where we can go too! Thanks for any info provided!!
See post #38
#53
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Originally posted by zqvol
You don't get to pick and choose the types of responses that you get. Unfortunately there are still too many smoking areas on all of the ships, hopefully they will decrease the available areas again soon.

Was that a serious response? The OP is trying to ensure those who smoke are in the correct areas as to not interfere with others, I find your response very unhelpful and a waist of time to read.
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Originally posted by cocruzlvrs
Does anyone have info on Getaway? We are sailing Saturday, and are curious to know where we can go too! Thanks for any info provided!!
Inside

Casino
Cigar Lounge

Outside

Pool area Port side enclosed smoking area
Deck 8 Waterfront Starboard fwd Bar
Deck 16 Spice H2O bar
Deck 7 Promenade ashtrays near access doors
#55
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Originally posted by greenstuff
Inside

Casino
Cigar Lounge

Outside

Pool area Port side enclosed smoking area
Deck 8 Waterfront Starboard fwd Bar
Deck 16 Spice H2O bar
Deck 7 Promenade ashtrays near access doors
This is very helpful; I've read a number of posts about smoking areas and was still a little confused. You make it pretty clear. Thank you.
#57
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Originally posted by mistycruiser
Thank you. I appreciate the answer and also appreciate the wonderful reviews you do.
Originally posted by bamarolls
Misty, did u ever get a reply on the smoking ares on the Dawn?

As she posted a little bit up from you...yes she did.
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#58
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Originally posted by zqvol
You don't get to pick and choose the types of responses that you get. Unfortunately there are still too many smoking areas on all of the ships, hopefully they will decrease the available areas again soon.
Hopefully, they will decrease the number of whiny "I want everything my way and the heck with everyone else" posters. I don't smoke, but I'm certainly willing to be fair about sharing space. You might want to give tolerance a try.
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#59
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Originally posted by Stillfloatin'
Hopefully, they will decrease the number of whiny "I want everything my way and the heck with everyone else" posters. I don't smoke, but I'm certainly willing to be fair about sharing space. You might want to give tolerance a try.

No1 post of the year thanks for having a tolerance for everyone's right to enjoy their vacation their way. We need more people like you
#60
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Originally posted by FootballParent
She can vape and smoke on her private garden villa garden balcony

When we inquired about the GV on the Jade, the NCL rep said it was only permitted in the garden area (with the hot tub) and the upper sun deck. No smoking off the 2 individual bedroom balconies.