Disney Cruise Line revised their smoking policy today. Effective November 15, 2013, smoking will be prohibited on all stateroom verandahs. Disney Cruise Line sent notification emails to guests with future reservations that smoking will no longer be permitted by the time they cruise.
As you may be aware, our ships are primarily designated as non-smoking ships. However, we recognized that some Guests smoke and strive to make a comfortable and enjoyable environment for all of our Guests.
From time to time, we make adjustments to our operation based on Guest feedback and are making a change to our smoking policy. While Guests have never been permitted to smoke in their staterooms, effective November 15, 2013, Guests will no longer be permitted to smoke on stateroom verandahs. Each ship will continue to offer open-air public spaces designated as smoking areas.
Below is the copy of the email we received just a few minutes ago from Disney Cruise Line.
Disney Cruise Line has never allowed smoking in guest staterooms. Now, in an effort to provide a cruise experience that satisfies both our non-smoking and smoking guests, smoking (including the use of electronic cigarettes) is only permitted in designated areas of the ship.
On the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, smoking is permitted on:
- Outdoors on Deck 4 starboard side from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. only
- The starboard side open-air decks 9 and 10 (excluding the Mickey Pool area).
On the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, smoking is permitted on:
- Deck 4 port side, aft, the outside Promenade Deck from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
- Deck 12 port side, aft, the outdoor area that is accessible through the Meridian Lounge
- Deck 13 port side, forward, by Currents Bar
Guests who are found smoking in their staterooms or on their verandahs will be charged a $250 stateroom recovery fee. This fee covers deep cleaning that includes air filter replacement, carpet extraction and the cleaning and replacement of drapes, comforters, blankets and pillows, along with verandah cleaning and maintenance.
UPDATE | Disney Cruise Line has not been the only cruise line to recently alter smoking policies. All within a matter weeks Cunard, MSC, P&O, Royal Caribbean, and Seaborn have modified their smoking policies.
What do you think of Disney Cruise Line’s new smoking policy?