Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest and newest cruise ship, Norwegian Escape, will soon have a separate smoking section in the casino according to a report by Cruise Critic.
The entire casino on Norwegian Escape will remain smoke free until November 9 when the ship heads to the Caribbean for the first time. A fully enclosed smoking section will be added in November that will also be fully ventilated. The enclosed smoking section will have a number of table games and slot machines.
Andy Stuart, President and COO of Norwegian Cruise Line, told Cruise Critic that if the experiment is successful, the cruise line will also look into adding an enclosed smoking section on all of their mega ships, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Breakaway, and Norwegian Getaway. Stuart went on to say that he didn’t want the area to be seen as a smoking area, but rather as a casino.
Smoke, due to the layout the casino from the Epic and Breakaway class ships, has been a complaint since those ships debuted. Cruise Fever would love to hear your thoughts on this change in the comment section below.