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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.

 

 

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Jade

 

Inside

 

Casino - Deck 6

Cigar Bar - Deck 6 by Bar City

 

Outside

 

Deck 7 (promenade deck) where the ash trays are - basically both sides IIRC

Deck 12 near the pool in the covered bit - port side

Deck 13 - port side of Bali High bar

 

OK until bad weather closes the outside decks - then the cigar bar gets quite cosy!

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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.

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Jade

 

Inside

 

Casino - Deck 6

Cigar Bar - Deck 6 by Bar City

 

Outside

 

Deck 7 (promenade deck) where the ash trays are - basically both sides IIRC

Deck 12 near the pool in the covered bit - port side

Deck 13 - port side of Bali High bar

 

OK until bad weather closes the outside decks - then the cigar bar gets quite cosy!

 

Would these areas be the same for the Gem? Will be sailing in April. Also, do you have to stand by the ashtrays or can you sit and relax with a cocktail?

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Jade

 

 

 

Inside

 

 

 

Casino - Deck 6

 

Cigar Bar - Deck 6 by Bar City

 

 

 

Outside

 

 

 

Deck 7 (promenade deck) where the ash trays are - basically both sides IIRC

 

Deck 12 near the pool in the covered bit - port side

 

Deck 13 - port side of Bali High bar

 

 

 

OK until bad weather closes the outside decks - then the cigar bar gets quite cosy!

 

 

Awesome list thank you!!!

 

 

*Living large one week at a time*

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SUN

 

Inside

 

Casino

 

 

Outside

 

Pool deck - where the ash trays are - Starboard side of the stage

Great Outdoor - up on flight of steps - Aft

 

Those are the ones I remember.

 

Harriet

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Worth a shot, I got the info I was looking for but made it open so others could also find the answers from those who have been onboard in the last 4.5 months

 

 

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Would these areas be the same for the Gem? Will be sailing in April. Also, do you have to stand by the ashtrays or can you sit and relax with a cocktail?

 

On the Gem this past Feb it's deck 7 promenade, we stood by the railing and sat in chairs, no one said anything. Deck 13 both sides of the bar, we had quite the gathering every morning! Also the casino, we used this a few times due to high waves and outside venues were closed, also upset a few people.

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I know the op was talking about the Gem, but does anyone have this info about the Getaway. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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I know the op was talking about the Gem, but does anyone have this info about the Getaway. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

Very likely to be the same as the Breakaway info above.

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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.

 

Unfortunately, not so much any more. While you might be able to get away with it, it's technically not allowed any more, and if you get caught, repercussions will ensue. (Just wanted to be sure any newbie or someone who wasn't aware of the new rules who came here looking for info didn't get confused or in trouble!)

 

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going on,pride of America, first time on NCL. non smokers, does NCL have balcony smoking ban?

 

 

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.

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I am a smoker, but I will do what I need to do to comply. As long as I can go sit somewhere in the morning and have my morning drink with my smoke I will be good. My first cruise was on the Carnival Dream in Jan 2015.. The smoking deck was out of the way. Those that didn't smoke weren't forced to pass through the smokers. I hope that the Star is set up the same way. However, if it isn't..I will adapt.

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Can anyone share the EPIC smoking areas? I'm probably going to smoke on the balcony while no one is around and if I get charged 250 I don't really care, but would like to know where the other options are so I can avoid that.

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Just off the Pearl.

 

Deck 13-Sky High Bar-Port side

 

Deck 12-Pool area-Port side

 

Casino-(If you are actively gambling)

 

Hope this helps.

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SUN

 

Inside

 

Casino

 

 

Outside

 

Pool deck - where the ash trays are - Starboard side of the stage

Great Outdoor - up on flight of steps - Aft

 

Those are the ones I remember.

 

Harriet

 

Haven't sailed the sun since 2010. Thanks for the information.

I do remember the steps to deck 11 to the aft of Great Outdoor. I have back, hip and leg problems, is there another way to get upstairs or do I need to find an elevator?

 

Thanks again!

Mary

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Can anyone share the EPIC smoking areas? I'm probably going to smoke on the balcony while no one is around and if I get charged 250 I don't really care, but would like to know where the other options are so I can avoid that.

 

I was on the Epic back in Jan and thought they had a fair amount of space for smokers. The bar side of Spice H2O, main pool deck close to the Waves (starboard ??), Posh (starboard??) next to the bar. One area of the casino, we saw them pointing smokers to the correct area, and cigar bar. Not sure if there are more as I'm not a smoker but did notice them as someone in our group was a smoker.

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Haven't sailed the sun since 2010. Thanks for the information.

I do remember the steps to deck 11 to the aft of Great Outdoor. I have back, hip and leg problems, is there another way to get upstairs or do I need to find an elevator?

 

Thanks again!

Mary

 

You can go to deck 11 aft and walk through the Tapas restaurant where there is a door to go outside to the smoking area there.

 

Harriet

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You can go to deck 11 aft and walk through the Tapas restaurant where there is a door to go outside to the smoking area there.

 

Harriet

 

That's wonderful to know; thanks again Harriet :D

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We were in the Breakaway in October. We hung out on the Waterfront -- there were pub tables, couches and regular chairs with little tables there. Also in the lido deck - one of the pool bars was smoking and there was a small enclosed area with some chair there. That area did get crowded during the day. In the adult only area, one side is smoking with comfy chairs along with the bar. Plenty of places to go.

 

 

 

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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*

From ncl website

What about smoking on the ship?

 

 

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 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.

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From ncl website

 

What about smoking on the ship?

 

 

 

 

 

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 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.

 

 

Thanks, but I was referring to the blanket "designated smoking areas" outside of those listed in the policy specific for each vessel.

 

 

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Jade

 

Inside

 

Casino - Deck 6

Cigar Bar - Deck 6 by Bar City

 

Outside

 

Deck 7 (promenade deck) where the ash trays are - basically both sides IIRC

Deck 12 near the pool in the covered bit - port side

Deck 13 - port side of Bali High bar

 

OK until bad weather closes the outside decks - then the cigar bar gets quite cosy!

 

Just got off the Gem and the list from Jade have the same spots for smoking. I took quite a bit of abuse on deck 7 and in the Casino from non smokers. I did not engage, just ignored them and kept smoking where i was allowed.

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Just got off the Gem and the list from Jade have the same spots for smoking. I took quite a bit of abuse on deck 7 and in the Casino from non smokers. I did not engage, just ignored them and kept smoking where i was allowed.

 

 

Because you were in the correct area those people didn't have a leg to stand on! Good for you for not engaging them. These are the same pissy people that have nothing better to do than complain about their rights over others. I had a female passenger as an enemy right at embarkation for the whole 7 days on my last cruise because my room was called first to board, first to be seated in il Adago, and first at the muster drill. She made snarky remarks every time I seen her and also made it known that my daughter wasn't a pleasant sight in the suite areas because kids didn't belong. And after all that wanted a tour of my suite, I slammed the door in her face and said pissy green eyed women are not welcome!

 

 

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Jade

 

Inside

 

Casino - Deck 6

Cigar Bar - Deck 6 by Bar City

 

Outside

 

Deck 7 (promenade deck) where the ash trays are - basically both sides IIRC

Deck 12 near the pool in the covered bit - port side

Deck 13 - port side of Bali High bar

 

OK until bad weather closes the outside decks - then the cigar bar gets quite cosy!

 

What is IIRC?

 

I was on the gem last August before they implemented the new rule.Smoking was permitted at bali bar plenty of ashtrays on every table there. The couple at the next table started to complain. Told them I was in a designated area for smokers, and left it at that. I thought to myself -- take a look around you everyone here is smoking.

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What is IIRC?

 

I was on the gem last August before they implemented the new rule.Smoking was permitted at bali bar plenty of ashtrays on every table there. The couple at the next table started to complain. Told them I was in a designated area for smokers, and left it at that. I thought to myself -- take a look around you everyone here is smoking.

 

Had that happen a few times when non smokers entered the cigar lounge on Getaway.

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To answer a couple of questions from upthread -

 

On the Getaway, the smoking areas are Deck 8 (starboard) on the Waterfront outside of the Sunset Bar and the Cigar Room. On deck 15 (pool deck) on the port side at the bar and in the enclosed smoking area right by the bar. Also in Soice H2O at the starboard side bar area. Plus, of course, the Casino and indoor cigar bar.

 

On the Getaway, there was a smoking area in the Haven. It was on the upper sundeck all the way forward. It's a nice area with three rows of loungers and awesome views.

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I get all the non-smoking rules.......EXCEPT the e-cig rule. I quit smoking over a year ago but still enjoy my e-cig on occasion. I suppose I can even understand using it in public areas, but on your balcony? That makes no sense to me at all. There is no smell, no ashes and what smoke there is evaporates in seconds. I don't think I'd hesitate to even use it in my room. I use the e-cig all over my house and a non-smoker could walk in seconds after I put it away and never know.

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I get all the non-smoking rules.......EXCEPT the e-cig rule. I quit smoking over a year ago but still enjoy my e-cig on occasion. I suppose I can even understand using it in public areas, but on your balcony? That makes no sense to me at all. There is no smell, no ashes and what smoke there is evaporates in seconds. I don't think I'd hesitate to even use it in my room. I use the e-cig all over my house and a non-smoker could walk in seconds after I put it away and never know.

 

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....

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