Holland America Line has announced that in keeping with the majority of passenger preferences, a change is being made to the shipboard smoking policy on its fleet of 15 ships effective for sailings departing on or after January 15, 2012. The new smoking policy now designates cabins as non-smoking areas in addition to the indoor public areas already defined as non-smoking.
For those guests who wish to smoke, there will continue to be designated areas available both inside and on outside decks. In addition, smoking is permitted on stateroom verandas. As is already the case, cigar and pipe smoking is not allowed inside.