Date Published: August 9, 2011
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Norwegian Cruise Line to Stamp Out In-Cabin Smoking
(10:30 a.m. EDT) -- Citing changing passenger preferences,
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that it will prohibit smoking in cabins.
The new policy takes effect January 2012. Smoking on balconies will still be allowed; however, cigar and pipe smoking in cabins and on balconies will be prohibited.
NCL's announcement comes less than two months after Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America and Princess Cruises revealed that more restrictive smoking policies were on tap.
Norwegian's smoking policy already prohibits lighting up in all indoor spaces except the casino, where ashtrays and appropriate signage are displayed. Naturally, cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking will still be allowed in enclosed cigar bars found on Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Spirit.
Additionally, per current policy, passengers are allowed to smoke cigarettes, cigars and pipes in outdoor public spaces and open decks, where designated by the appropriate signage. This will not change.
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