Smoking Policy

7/08/14 Updated Smoking Policy

Effective on voyages departing October 9, 2014, or thereafter, all staterooms and suite accommodations are an entirely smoke free environment, including the outside balcony. This policy includes all forms of smoking, including but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes), tobacco pipes and personal vaporizers. 

  • Cigarette, E-cigarette and personal vaporizer smoking will be allowed in our night clubs (except on Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Vista) and in certain areas within the casino (for playing guests while at designated slot machines and table games) and the casino bar. 
  • Cigarette, E-cigarette, personal vaporizer, cigar and tobacco pipe smoking will be allowed in our Jazz clubs on the following ships: Carnival Triumph, Carnival Victory, Carnival Conquest, Carnival Glory, Carnival Valor, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Splendor.  
  • Cigarette, E-cigarette, personal vaporizer, cigar and tobacco pipe smoking will be allowed in designated exterior open deck areas. 

Note: Guests who smoke in their staterooms or on their balconies will be assessed a $250 cleaning and refreshing fee on their Sail & Sign account. Information on this fee is included in Carnival's cruise ticket contract. Guest agrees to strictly comply with Carnival’s non-smoking policy.

Smoking Policy Q&A

When did the new smoking policy go into effect?  Effective with any sailing departing October 9, 2014 and thereafter, smoking will NOT be allowed in any stateroom or suite, including the outside balcony. Cigarette, E-cigarette and personal vaporizer smoking will only be permitted in designated exterior open deck areas, as well as our night clubs (except on Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Vista), Jazz clubs (where available) and in certain areas within the casino (for playing guests while at designated slot machines and table games) and the casino bar. Cigar and tobacco pipe smoking will only be allowed in Jazz clubs (where available) and in designated exterior open deck areas.

Why did Carnival change its smoking policy?  Given that nearly 90 percent of our guests are non-smokers, we wanted to have our shipboard experience align with today’s guest preferences.  We constantly monitor all of our shipboard policies and solicit guest feedback to make sure we stay up to date with consumers’ vacation wants and needs. 

What happens if a guest is caught smoking in a stateroom or balcony?  They will be assessed a $250 cleaning and refreshing fee on their Sail & Sign account. Information on this fee is included in Carnival’s ticket contract. 

With 90 percent of guests being non-smokers, why don’t you just make the ships entirely smoke-free?  By instituting this change to our current smoking policy, we are trying to strike a balance that will please all guests, both smokers and non-smokers alike.  We are hopeful our guests will see this as an enhancement to their on board experience and have an even better time sailing with us.

How did you notifying guests and travel partners of these changes?  We updated all of our collateral materials and communicated details of the change to the current smoking policy to our guests and travel partners via various channels.  These include email distribution of letters, social media, and web site updates. 

I don’t like the new smoking policy; can I cancel my cruise without penalties? The new smoking policy for stateroom balconies went into effect on October 9, 2014, allowing guest’s time to cancel outside the penalty period if they felt the new policy would impact their ability to enjoy their cruise. Once the penalty period starts, normal penalties will apply. 

How does this compare to the smoking policy of other cruise lines?   Carnival’s new smoking policy is consistent with the policy of most major cruise lines.

How does the new policy apply to team members? Shipboard staff is not allowed to smoke in any guest areas. Smoking will continue to be permitted in designated crew smoking areas. Team members with guest area privileges are not allowed to smoke in guest areas.

Smoking-Permitted Lounges and Open Deck Areas
To view smoking-permitted areas per ship, View Deck Plan Here

Carnival Breeze
Lounge / Open Deck Area
CigarettesE-CigarettesVaporizer
CigarsPipes
Casino Winner’s Luck Casino Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
X  
 
Casino Bar Winners’ Luck Bar
Smoking is permitted in designated area
X   
 
Night Club Liquid Nightclub
Smoking is not permitted on the dance floor
X  
 
Outdoor Open Deck Deck 5 Lanai (midship, aft and forward, port side)
Deck 11 (midship and aft, starboard side)Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X  
X  
Carnival Conquest
Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
CigarsPipes
Casino Tahiti CasinoSmoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
X
Casino Bar Impressions Bar Smoking is permitted in designated area
X  
Night Club Henri’s Night ClubSmoking is not permitted on the dance floor
X  
Jazz Club Vincent’s Bar
X  
X
Outdoor Open Deck Deck 3 (midship, aft and forward, starboard side)
Deck 10 (midship and aft, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X  
Carnival Dream Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Casino Jackpot Casino Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
X
Casino Bar Jackpot Bar Smoking is permitted in designated area
X
Night Club Caliente Night Club Smoking is not permitted on the dance floor
X   
Outdoor Open Deck Deck 5 Lanai (midship, aft and forward, port side)
Deck 11 (midship and aft, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas 
X  
X  
Carnival Ecstasy Lounge / Open Deck Area 
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Casino Crystal Palace Casino Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
X
Casino Bar Metropolis Bar Smoking is permitted in designated area
X   
Night Club Stripes Night Club Smoking is not permitted on the dance floor
Outdoor Open Deck  Lido Deck 10 (main pool area, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X   
Carnival Elation Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars Pipes
Casino Casablanca Casino Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
Casino Bar Drama Bar Smoking is permitted in designated area
X   
Night Club Jekyll and Hyde Night Club Smoking is not permitted on the dance floor
Outdoor Open Deck Lido Deck 10 (main pool area, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X   
X  
Carnival Fantasy Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Casino Club 21 Casino Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
X  
Casino Bar Century Bar Smoking is permitted in designated areas
Night Club Electricity Night Club Smoking is not permitted on the dance floor
X
Outdoor Open Deck Lido Deck 10 (main pool area, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
Carnival Fascination Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Casino Casino Royale Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
Casino Bar Stars Bar Smoking is permitted in designated area
X  
Night Club Diamonds are Forever Night Club Smoking is not permitted on the dance floor
X   
Outdoor Open Deck Lido Deck 10 (main pool area, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X   
X   
Carnival Freedom Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Casino Babylon Casino Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
X  
Casino Bar Centuries Bar Smoking is permitted in designated area
X  
Night Club 70’s Night Club Smoking is not permitted on the dance floor
X  
Jazz Club Swingtime Bar
X
X
Outdoor Open Deck Deck 3 (midship, aft and forward, starboard side)
Deck 10 (midship and aft, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X  
X   
Carnival Glory Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Casino Camel Club CasinoSmoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
X
Casino Bar Kaleidoscope BarSmoking is permitted in designated area
X  
Night Club White Heat Night ClubSmoking is not permitted on the dance floor
X  
Jazz Club Bar Blue
X
Outdoor Open Deck Deck 3 (midship, aft and forward, starboard side)
Deck 10
(midship and aft, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X
X  
Carnival Imagination Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Casino El Dorado Casino Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
X  
Casino Bar Dream Bar Smoking is permitted in designated area
X
Night Club Illusions Night ClubSmoking is not permitted on the dance floor
X
Outdoor Open Deck Lido Deck 10 (main pool area, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X
Carnival Inspiration Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Casino Monte Carlo CasinoSmoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
X  
Casino Bar Violins Bar Smoking is permitted in designated area
X  
Night Club Rock and Roll Night Club Smoking is not permitted on the dance floor
X  
Outdoor Open Deck Lido Deck 10 (main pool area, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X   
X
Carnival Legend Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer 
Cigars
Pipes
CasinoCasino Bar Club Merlin Casino and Bar
Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games and designated area of the bar
On Australia itineraries, this area is Smoke-Free 
X  
Night Club Medusa’s Lair Night Club
Upper level; Smoking is not permitted on the dance floor
On Australia itineraries, this area is Smoke-Fre
e
X  
Outdoor Open Deck Deck 9 (forward, starboard side)
 Deck 10 (forward, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas 
X  
Carnival Liberty Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars Pipes
Casino Czar’s Palace CasinoSmoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
X  
Casino Bar Promenade Bar
Smoking is permitted in designated area
X  
Night Club Hot & Cool Night ClubSmoking is not permitted on the dance floor
X  
Jazz Club The Stage Bar
X  
Outdoor Open Deck Deck 3 (midship, aft and forward, starboard side)
Deck 10 (midship and aft, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X  
Carnival Magic Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Casino Hat Trick Casino
Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
X  
Casino Bar Hat Trick Bar
Smoking is permitted in designated area
X  
Night Club Vibe Night Club
Smoking is not permitted on the dance floor
X   
Outdoor Open Deck Deck 5 Lanai (midship, aft and forward, port side)
Deck 11
(midship and aft, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X  
Carnival Miracle Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
CasinoCasino Bar Mr. Lucky’s Casino and Bar Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games and designated area of the bar
X  
Night Club Frankenstein’s Lab Night Club Upper level; Smoking is not permitted on the dance floor
X  
Outdoor Open Deck Deck 3 (midship, starboard side)
Deck 10
(forward, starboard side)
Deck 11
(forward, midship and aft, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X   
Carnival Paradise Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Casino Majestic Casino
Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
X  
Casino Bar United States Bar
Smoking is permitted in designated area
X   
Night Club Rex Night Club
Smoking is not permitted on the dance floor
X   
Outdoor Open Deck Lido Deck 10 (main pool area, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X   
X   
Carnival Pride Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Casino Casino Bar The Winner’s Club Casino and Bar
Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games and designated area of the bar
X
Night club Beauties Night Club
Upper level; Smoking is not permitted on the dance floor
X  
Outdoor Open Deck Deck 3 (midship and aft, starboard side)
Deck 9
(forward, starboard side)
Deck 10
(forward, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X  
Carnival Sensation Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Casino Club Vegas CasinoSmoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
X   
Casino Bar Mirage Bar
Smoking is permitted in designated area
X   
Night Club Kaleidoscope Night ClubSmoking is not permitted on the dance floor
X  
Outdoor Open Deck Lido Deck 10 (main pool area, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X
Carnival Spirit Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Outdoor Open Deck Deck 9 (forward, starboard side)
Deck 10
(forward, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
Carnival Splendor Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Casino Royal Flush Casino Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
Casino Bar Oceanview Bar Smoking is permitted in designated area
X  
Night Club Red Carpet Night Club Smoking is not permitted on the dance floor
Jazz Club The Cool Lounge
X
Outdoor Open Deck Deck 3 (midship, aft and forward, starboard side)
Deck 10 (midship and aft, starboard side)Deck 11 (midship and aft, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X  
Carnival Sunshine Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Casino Sunshine Casino Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
X
Casino Bar Sunshine Casino BarSmoking is permitted in designated area
X  
Outdoor Open Deck Deck 3 (midship, aft and forward, port side)
Deck 10 (midship, near Seaside Theatre, port side and starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X  
X  
Carnival Triumph Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Casino Club Monaco Casino Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
X
Casino Bar World’s Bar Smoking is permitted in designated area
Night Club Hollywood Night Club Smoking is not permitted on the dance floor
Jazz Club Venezia Lounge
X  
Outdoor Open Deck Deck 3 (forward, midship, starboard side)
Deck 10 (midship and aft, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
Carnival Valor Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Casino Shogun Club Casino Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
X  
Casino Bar The Dream Bar Smoking is permitted in designated area
X  
Night Club One Small Step Night Club Smoking is not permitted on the dance floor
X   
Jazz Club Paris Hot Bar
X  
Outdoor Open Deck Deck 3 (midship, aft and forward, starboard side)
Deck 10 (midship and aft, starboard side)Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X  
Carnival Victory Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Casino South China Sea Club Casino
Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
Casino Bar Trident Bar
Smoking is permitted in designated area
X  
Night Club Club Arctic Night Club Smoking is not permitted on the dance floor
X
Jazz Club Black and Red Seas Lounge
X   
X  
Outdoor Open Deck Deck 3 (forward, midship, starboard side)
Deck 9 (midship, main pool area, starboard side)
Deck 10 (midship and aft, starboard side)
Smoking is permitted in designated areas
X
X  
Carnival Vista Lounge / Open Deck Area
Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes
Vaporizer
Cigars
Pipes
Casino Vista Casino Smoking is permitted while playing at designated slot machines and table games
X  
Casino Bar Vista Bar Smoking is permitted in designated area
X  
Outdoor Open Deck Deck 11 (aft, starboard side)
X  
X   

Smoking Policy Section in Ticket Contract

8. COMPLIANCE WITH RULES, SOLICITATION, SMOKING, DRINKING, ILLEGAL ACTIVITY, SEARCHES

(a) Guest agrees during the course of the voyage to follow the directions of the ship’s Master, or his authorized officer. Guest further agrees not to solicit anyone on the vessel for any commercial or professional purposes. Guest agrees that any violation of this Clause may subject guest to disembarkation.

 (b) Guest acknowledges that Carnival’s vessels contain non-smoking sections. Guest agrees to refrain from smoking in those sections and agrees that Carnival has the right to disembark the Guest for failure to observe Carnival’s non-smoking policy.

 (c) Any and all forms of smoking, including but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes, and personal vaporizers, are strictly prohibited onboard except in designated exterior open deck areas, certain night clubs, and designated areas in the casino. All staterooms and suite accommodations are entirely smoke free, including the outside balcony (Effective October 9, 2014).  Guest agrees to strictly comply with Carnival’s non-smoking policy.  Guest further acknowledges and agrees that any violation of this policy shall, in the sole discretion of Carnival, constitute a material breach of this cruise contract.   In the event of such breach, Guest forfeits all rights hereunder, including the right to remain on board. Carnival reserves the right to disembark the Guest(s), at any port, as determined by Carnival. Carnival shall not be liable for any refund or other compensation or damages whatsoever to any Guest disembarked pursuant to this provision, or who disembarks because another Guest is so disembarked, and all such Guests forfeit all rights under Carnival’s “Vacation Guarantee.” Guest and Carnival further agree that any violation of the non-smoking policy would also cause Carnival to incur damages, including but not limited to, loss of guest goodwill, revenue, cleaning, maintenance and/or other costs. Guest and Carnival expressly acknowledge the difficulty of ascertaining the amount of such damages, and therefore agree that a reasonable estimate of the damages for any violation of the non-smoking policy is $250 USD.  Guest authorizes a charge in this amount as liquidated damages, as well as repatriation expenses (including airfare) against Guest’s on board charge account, without further notice, for any violation of the non-smoking policy.

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