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Can You Vape On A Cruise Ship?
Everything You Need To Know About Vaping on Cruises

You may be getting ready to set sail on a cruise ship for your summer holiday, but questions may also be on your mind on whether or not you're allowed to bring your vape onto the cruise ship, and also where you can use your vape whilst you're sailing along the seas and soaking up the sun.

 But fear not, as we have written this comprehensive guide to answer all of the frequently asked questions about vaping on cruise ships, as well as highlight some of the policies from the more popular cruise companies which will tell you everything you need to know about vaping on cruises! 

Table of Contents

  • Can You Take Your Vape On A Cruise Ship?
  • What Are The Policies On Vaping on a Cruise Ship?
  • Can I Vape In My Stateroom or On My Balcony On A Cruise Ship?
  • Which Cruise Lines Allow Vaping?
  • What are the Consequences of Vaping Where It Is Not Allowed on a Cruise?
  • Alternatives to Vaping on a Cruise

Can You Take Your Vape On A Cruise Ship?

Yes, most major cruise providers will allow standard e-cigarettes and e-liquids to be taken on board their ships. Larger batteries and vape kits may be refused however due to a potential fire risk, so sticking to smaller disposable or pod vapes is a safer bet when traveling on a cruise. 

Yes, most major cruise providers will allow e-cigarettes and e-liquids to be taken on board their ships.

Some cruise companies will carry out randomised/compulsory luggage searches when you board, so it's worth keeping everything together in your luggage in a convenient place so that you can fully declare and show what you are bringing on board with you to the staff during the boarding process. Larger batteries have been known to be refused due to fire risk however, so consider taking a smaller device long with you - treating vaping on a cruise as you would air travel is a good way to avoid issues.

Some providers may have restrictions on the amount of vape juice you can bring on board with you, as well as/or the types of vape devices which are allowed, however the vast majority do not. Check with your cruise provider to get a full and clear understanding so that you don't end up losing your vape gear at the first port!

Of course, if you are on a cruise, you're going to be out at sea a lot and will need to ensure that you pack enough supplies to keep you vaping whilst you're enjoying your holiday! You also may not be able to buy things like vape juices and vape coils in the different international ports which the cruise ship docks at which is worth keeping in mind when preparing for your holiday!

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What Are The Policies On Vaping Aboard Cruise Ships?

Policies regarding vaping on cruises vary from each different cruise company to the next, so it's worth checking with your cruise provider prior to travelling to get the official verdict. Most major cruise lines do permit you to bring and use vapes while aboard their ships, but where it is permittted can vary. Norwegian & Royal Caribbean for example allow you to vape in your stateroom, but not on your balcony. Princess Cruises by comparison does not allow vaping in your room or on your balcny, only permitting it within designated smoking/vaping areas.

The general consensus is that vaping is permitted on nearly all major cruise lines, but only in the specific designated  areas which are located on the cruise ship. They are generally treated in the same way as cigarettes.

In rare cases some cruise companies have been known to allow the use of E-Cigarettes whilst in a public enclosed place such as the on board Casino, only while you're seated at the playing table. Royal Caribbean states that: 

"Indoor smoking is permitted in the Casino, the cigar clubs on Freedom and Voyager Class ships, and one designated smoking venue on ships sailing from Chinese homeports. Cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette and pipe smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas."

We have covered a lot of the specific regulations from the more popular cruise line companies further on in this article so be sure to read on and learn more.

Can I Vape In My Stateroom Or On My Balcony On A Cruise Ship?

Policies vary between different providers, however the majority do not permit vaping in staterooms  or on balconies with the exception of Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, who allow you to vape in your room, but not your balcony. All other major providers only permit vaping in designated zones.

Some of the major cruise line companies do permit their passengers to use e-cigarettes within their stateroom including Royal Caribbean and Norwegian.

However, this is only some and is not applicable to all major cruise lines, such as Disney Cruises which strictly forbids vaping anywhere other than the designated areas.

There is general rule across nearly all cruise ships from what we can see, and that is that vaping is strictly prohibited whilst on the balcony outside your stateroom. 

Stateroom on a cruise ship

Which Cruise Lines Allow Vaping?

As mentioned, most major cruise providers do permit vaping whilst you're cruising along the seas and enjoying your well earned holiday. We've picked out some of the top providers and explain exactly what their policies are regarding vaping whilst on board.

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Royal Caribbean allows vaping in designated smoking areas and one of the only providers that allow vaping in staterooms. However, vaping is not permitted in any other indoor public areas, including bars, clubs, and restaurants. Passengers are also not allowed to vape on their balconies.

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Princess Cruises

No vaping permitted in public areas, staterooms or on balconies. There are designated smoking/vaping areas on board.

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Norwegian Cruises

Vaping is permitted in designated smoking areas as well as in staterooms. No vaping allowed on balconies or in public areas such as bars, restaurants, and clubs. 

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Carnival Cruises

E-Cigarettes can only be used in certain designated public areas of the ship. Check the signage located around the ship for full rules. 

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Disney Cruise Lines

Vaping is only allowed in the designated smoking areas on the ship, and you cannot vape in your stateroom or on the balcony of your stateroom either.

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P&O Cruise Lines

Vaping is only allowed in the designated smoking zones. any breach of this will result in a minimum $500 fee.

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What are the Consequences of Vaping Where It Is Not Allowed on a Cruise?

The consequences do vary from ship to ship, but you are likely to face a hefty fine (circa $200 upwards) $500 per violation will be charged for Carnival Cruises,  and you could also face disciplinary actions ranging from warnings to being removed from the cruise ship at the next available port.

Rules and regulations are put in place on a cruise ship to ensure the safety of all people on board and these must be adhered to at all times. 

If you choose to ignore the rules and vape in a place that is not permitted on a cruise ship, then there's a strong possibility that your holiday will be coming to an abrupt end, or at the very least cost you a lot more than you may have budgeted for. 

Most cruise ships will have clear signage dotted around which will explain the rules and regulations. Keep an eye out for these and make sure you abide by them if you want to stay on-budget and on-board!

Alternatives To Vaping When on a Cruise

Whilst vaping seems to be accepted on most major cruise line's, you may be seeking an alternative for vaping so that you can get your nicotine fix wherever you are on board and not have to be around smokers in the designated areas.

Nicotine pouches are a fantastic travel companion and alternative for nicotine to a standard e-cigarette. These can be placed in your mouth wherever you may be situated on the ship and you won't have to disrupt whatever activity you're doing whilst you get your nicotine hit. 

It may be worth checking the rules and regulations on how many cans of nicotine pouches you can carry on board with you with your provider prior to travelling.

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