It seems as though smoking policies on cruises ships changes as quickly as anything else. I came up on this one as my wife and I were looking to go on yet another cruise...this time in April on the Celebrity Solstice which is a beautiful ship that was built in Dec. 2008. It isn't the mega ship as we see coming from RCCL lately...this one comes in at 122,000 tons and holds 2800 passengers while we have seen a lot of ships that tend to be in the 125,000 to 128,000 tons that will hold up to 4000 passengers. What I like about Celebrity is that they are holding down the amount of passengers and treat them better with more staff while the others ones just want "asses in the seats" and do not provide enough staff to take care of their passengers. The ship has 2 indoor smoking venues which look great and one side of the ship is dedicated to smoking as well. The best thing is if anyone has $599 P/P for a balcony for the E. Caribbean this is a friggin bargain and it includes a $100 onboard credit ( that we use for the specialty restaurants....you can use this credit for anything on the ship),
The itinerary is: Leaves Ft. Lauderdale> San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Maarten> Ft. Lauderdale ....excellent ports of call and great ship.
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Photos of the cigar lounge...just one of two lounges...I'll be living here obviously!