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Celebrity Cruises Snuffs Out Smoking in Cabins and Balconies

Smokers - Butt out or pay up

If following your bliss involves lighting a cigarette, you can forget about getting satisfaction on Celebrity Cruises. Beginning in October, smoking will no longer be allowed in cabins and on balconies. And if you're thinking there's a way around the ban, think $250 cleaning fee for violators.

No Smoking in Your CabinNo Smoking in Your CabinMost cruise lines currently allow smoking in cabins, but the tide is starting to turn - Disney, Crystal, Oceania and Peter Deilmann have recently introduced tighter smoking regulations.

Supports of tighter smoking regulations cite last year's fire aboard the Star Princess during the middle of the night. One person died and 11 passengers were injured from a fire that broke out at 3 am off the coast of Jamaica. A smoldering cigarette was the cause.

If you have a cruise booked with Celebrity this coming fall, here's what you'll need to know:

  • Cruises beginning October 3: Celebrity Galaxy, Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Mercury
  • Cruises beginning October 4: Celebrity Summit
  • Cruises beginning October 5: Celebrity Constellation
  • Cruises beginning October 6: Celebrity Century, Celebrity Millennium

Celebrity Equinox and Solstice will ban smoking in all cabins and balconies from launch.

We think it's about time cruise lines smartened up about banning smoking in cabins and on balconies. Smoking may still be legal, but on a ship it can be downright annoying - especially if you (a non-smoker) share a balcony with a smoker.

Do you think smoking should be banned wholesale on ships? Of do you think it's time non-smokers just stopped complaining and drop it already?

No denying it's a red-hot topic. Which side do you stand on?

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Smoking bans are very controversial these days, non-smoker are happy to welcome them while smokers feel mistreated without solid reasons. I perfectly understand the purpose of these bans, I even quit smoking in and I am happy about my achievement, but do all smokers think the same? Somebody has to think about them too.

No smoking,no Celebrity, no problem.

It's about time cruise lines got smart about banning smoking. That fire should have meant an immediate ban on all cruise lines - no holds barred. I'm married to a amoker and love him dearly, but he keeps it outside. And hes the biggest supporter of tighter laws to keep everyone happy. There will still be smoking aboard Celebrity - just not in the cabins. No different than going to a hotel - take outside if you have to light up!

Give me a break! Why can't the non-smokers all just stop their belly aching and get over it! Im tired of non-smokers trying to rule the world.

I have never smoked anything and 2nd hand smoke is offensive to the point of not wanting to take any more cruises. On the last cruise on Princess the hallway smoke was so bad that the staff had to install air purifiers in several cabins including mine. The smoke smell inside several cabins was that bad and occured due to one passenger who did not care about anyone else. Princess said they could not say anything to that passenger and his right to contaminate the hallway according to security could not be restricted in any way due to company policy. My next scheduled cruise is on Celebrity Constellation sailing on Oct 5th. This new restricted and enforced no smoking is a real blessing. Thank you so much

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