A Complete Guide for New Smoking Areas on NCL vessels

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Originally posted by jcombs003
Anyone off the Escape lately? Just wondering if any updated area's....
I don't think you can smoke on the waterfront in front of 5 O'Clock Somewhere anymore.

OK to smoke:
Spice2O by the bar, deck 17 Waves bar overlooking pool, that cigar lounge on 8 (it's a chamber of horrors, as bad as those old airport smoking areas that had no ventilation and overflowing ashtrays, but the furniture is comfy enough! ha) + part of the casino.
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Originally posted by Vertigirl99
I don't think you can smoke on the waterfront in front of 5 O'Clock Somewhere anymore.



OK to smoke:

Spice2O by the bar, deck 17 Waves bar overlooking pool, that cigar lounge on 8 (it's a chamber of horrors, as bad as those old airport smoking areas that had no ventilation and overflowing ashtrays, but the furniture is comfy enough! ha) + part of the casino.

Thanks for the updated info!


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Originally posted by CasinoCruzGirl
She can vape and smoke on her private garden villa garden balcony


What is that?! Private garden vila? Is that a room?


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Originally posted by tkjohn25
They do but people still smoke on their balconies. We just got off breakaway in Sunday and our neighbor smoked like a chimney the entire cruise.


He never got in trouble?


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Any update for cigar smoking on the Star? Is it still permited in the Biergarten on deck 14?
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Originally posted by jcombs003
Anyone off the Escape lately? Just wondering if any updated area's....


We were onboard 16 to 23 Sept. The waterfront is completely non smoking. Signs up everywhere. A couple of people lit up and and the crew were on them fast. Humidor was busy as was the area by 17 pool bar.

H2o was a place with lots of ashtrays but we also witnessed people on the dance floor with cigars and flicking the ash on the floor where kids were dancing. It took a guest to ask crew to get them to stop and at first they said 'well this is an outdoor smoking venue' when they asked show me the ashtrays then, they asked the smokers to leave the dance floor.


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Originally posted by Tiggertastic
We were onboard 16 to 23 Sept. The waterfront is completely non smoking. Signs up everywhere. A couple of people lit up and and the crew were on them fast. Humidor was busy as was the area by 17 pool bar.

H2o was a place with lots of ashtrays but we also witnessed people on the dance floor with cigars and flicking the ash on the floor where kids were dancing. It took a while to get crew to ask them to go where there were ashtrays. Many guests asked them to move


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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.
THIS!!!!! I don't even smoke but too many people today think they can just tell people what to do. Everyone thinks they are a prosecutor these days. I don't cry if I smell someone else's smoke as it's their right to smoke. The fact that people are posting in THIS thread about ships should be no smoking period, you're simply an idiot.
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Can you smoke cigarettes in the escape cigar bar?
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Originally posted by boopsahoy
Can you smoke cigarettes in the escape cigar bar?
I'd like to know this too. You could on the Dawn. We are planning on trying out the Escape next year.
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Originally posted by akdgfd1976
I'd like to know this too. You could on the Dawn. We are planning on trying out the Escape next year.
On the Gem too-we are trying the Escape in August.
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Originally posted by TrumpyNor
I agree on this one, I really don't understand the reason for the ban regarding e-cigarettes inside your cabin or on your balcony. For all the reasons you mentioned above....


You can actually VAPE in your cabin, as know one will be able to tell. No odor..and the steam goes away quickly.
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Originally posted by detroitlions
I am sure on Epic there is cigar bar the night club and outside pool deck on one side is there any where else???

Detroitlions,

we just got off the Epic on 12/16. My wife is a smoker and we discovered the following spots in addition to what you have listed:

Deck 7 Promenade deck ( outside where the lifeboats are stored) both sides, however, there are only ash trays on one side.

My wife was also allowed to smoke in Posh, so if you are Haven or buy a Posh pass you can smoke up there in the back left corner as you exit the elevator.

The cigar lounge is located behind Maltings bar on deck 7, which makes it easy if you are at Maltings or Shakers.

You can also smoke in the casino and no one was sweating anyone that wasn't actively playing. There were plenty of folks standing around in the smoking area having a cigarette.

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Originally posted by WeBeCruisers?
People who smoke will continue to be rude thinking they have rights as well.
Well, they do have rights as well. And most of us follow the rules set forth by the cruise line. About 90% of the boat is non-smoking so if you don't like the smoke, you can go hang out there.
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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.


Smoking on a balcony is not allowed and a fire hazard. Getting caught can get you thrown off the ship.


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Originally posted by marktwothousand
I encourage non-smokers to buy cigarettes for the trip and hang out in the smoking room, you meet the coolest people there.
That is so true! I'm still in touch with people that I met in the smoking areas on cruises!
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ESCAPE

Haven - deck 19 (designated area)
H2O - deck 17 (area around the bar)
Waves Bar - deck 17
Humidor - deck 8
Casino - deck 7 (designated area)

Note: Vibe is non smoking so you have to leave the Vibe and go down 2 decks to smoke. Defeats the purpose of the Vibe pass for smokers, so don't run the gauntlet for a pass if you smoke. Honestly, I am not sure why smokers can not have a designated smoking section in the Vibe since those in the Haven have a smoking area on the other side of the partition. I was told it was due to fire safety but that made zero sense to me

For Breakaway fans, note that there is no smoking anywhere on the Waterfront.
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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.
We are not cool with it. It doesn't contain itself to the cabin next door. It goes all the way down the ship, and a couple/few decks up. We paid just as much money to be able to enjoy our balconies.
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