Dan Hanrahan, Celebrity’s president, says Celebrity is the first premium line to enact such a new standard on smoking. He adds that 90 percent of Celebrity’s clientele are non-smokers.
Designated indoor areas where smoking is permitted include the port side of one lounge per ship and a designated slot machine area in each ship’s casino. There will also be designated areas outdoors where guests can smoke. Violations can incur a $250 cleaning fee charged to the guest’s onboard account.
The new policy will first go live on October 3 sailings on Celebrity Galaxy, Celebrity Infinity and Celebrity Mercury. Visit www.celebritycruises.com.