Smoking restrictions have curtailed some pleasures for cigar enthusiasts. But while smoking cigarettes is somewhat passé on cruise ships (several lines recently tightened restrictions), the art of cigar smoking is not. Clubby cigar bars done up in masculine colors with plush leather seating are a fixture on many ships.
Even some cruise lines that no longer have cigar bars per se may make some concessions to the culture. Holland America Line, for instance, has cigars for sale at its open-air Seaview Bars, located Lido deck aft. Smokers can puff with views of their ship's wake.
The following are cigar friendly lines to travel with:
Norwegian Cruise Lines, Silversea ships, Princess Cruises, MSC Divina, Regent Seven Seas, Crystal Cruises and Royal Caribbean.
Thanks Fran Golden for your blog piece on USA today.