Royal Caribbean International has announced a change to their smoking policy onboard their ships, effective on cruises departing on or after 1st January 2014.
Smoking will not be allowed in any stateroom (cabin) or on any balcony, and a cleaning fee of $250 USD will be added to the onboard account of any passengers who violate this rule, and other consequences could also apply. Smoking is also not allowed in any dining venue, theatre, bar, lounge, hallway, lift or the jogging track.
Cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette and pipe smoking will be allowed in designated outdoor areas of the ship. These areas will be on the starboard side of the ship, with the exception of Oasis class ships, where they will be on the port side. Some ships will have a designated indoor area for smoking, and these are expected to be as follows, but are subject to change. The casinos will have a designated area for smoking, although this will not be the case for some departures from China. Pipe and cigar smoking is restricted to designated outdoor areas and Cigar Bars, also known as the Connoisseur Club.