Smoking cigars in a home bar with the turntable playing classic jazz is cool, but you know what’s cooler? Taking a puff of the Davidoff or Padron on an open-deck cruise ship as you sit back watching the evening slip away over the ocean waves. If you like sailing and smoking cigars, you will want to consider these cruise lines with cigar bars and lounges for your next adventure.
The cigar lounges on this list with their dark hues, wooden panels and classic leather seats are reminiscent of gentlemen’s clubs in the golden age. Some say cigar bars are a dying trend with a few cruise lines phasing them out – but these lounges are a glimpse into the past life of sailors and their adventures. There is a conversation in every puff and sometimes a bond formed in every cigar with a stranger.
Get ready to smoke some fine Italian cigars and soak in the Mediterranean breeze while cruising on Costa Deliziosa. The ship’s exclusive Tabac Blonde cigar lounge can be found inside the casino to let you rewind after a day of buzzling action at the Roulette table or a bad luck at the slot machines. The interiors with the black leather sofa against the bright red light sets the mood to lit up and pass the vibe check.
Costa Cruises – Where to smoke: Costa Deliziosa; cigar lounges also available on Costa Fascinosa, Costa Favolosa, Costa Luminosa, Costa Pacifica, Costa Magica, Costa Fortuna, Costa neoRomantica, Costa neoRiviera
The Commodores club inspired by Cunard Commodores is the home to Churchill’s Cigar Lounge. This beautiful bar with a huge observation window provides the perfect atmosphere to savor a cocktail and smoke some premium cigars. Guests can embrace the allure of this enchanted, dazzling bar and its breathtaking views of the horizon. Especially, when the sky is painted with purple and orange streaks during the golden hour. This is just the bar for a cigar aficionado who enjoys sunsets or the sundown.
Cunard – Where to smoke: Queen Mary, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Anne
The Meridian lounge sits at the stern of the ship – offering a killing view of the ocean. Its decor, inspired by the yesteryears of voyages, includes a sextant navigation instrument embedded on the floor, the walls feature leather maps adorned with passport stamps from all around the world and an overhead constellation chart which glitters with the stars and other celestial symbols. This lounge is exclusive for adult guests with a large option of beers, wine and cocktails along with strong cigars! Guess Disney has something for the adults as well as the kids.
Disney Cruise Line – Where to smoke: Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy
Noordam of Holland America Line gets its striking moniker from the northern compass point, is decorated with museum quality art and huge staterooms but that’s not the only unique thing about this cruise. Noordam’s cigar room, named Oak Room, the only one in Holland America sets it apart from the other ships. The marble floor of the lounge compliments the brown oak walls and ceiling very well with the whole ambience of the place being relaxing and welcoming. It’s just the right mood to puff a cigar or two after a drink at the Crow’s Nest Bar next door.
Holland America Line – Where to smoke: MS Noordam
There’s more to the MSC Cruises than meets the eye – the cruise line serves its travelers with a range of luxury leisure spots and has a hidden gem. The cigar bar which is built with a pleasant but elegant atmosphere. It offers a wide variety of premium Italian, Dominican and Cuban cigars. Smoking in this lounge is an experience that deliberately and intensely engages all senses.
MSC Cruises – Where to smoke: MSC Divina, MSC Fantasia, MSC Splendida, MSC Magnifica and MSC Orchestra
Norwegian has something for every type of guest onboard – an array of specialty restaurants, live entertainment, renowned deck parties and something even for the cigar aficionados. The NCL’s Humidor Cigar Lounge is for those guests who enjoy cigars in laid back environment. Walk in to lounge with your favorite whiskey cocktails from Maltings, a popular bar on NCL and pair it with the best smokes. The intentional design and leather seats make you comfortable to catch up with old friends or make new ones.
Norwegian Cruise Line Where to smoke: Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva
The first luxury electric hybrid polar expedition ship, Le Commandant Charcot wears all its exclusive adventure indulgences like a star. The ship’s cigar bar is stand-out magnificent with its vibrant interior and a wide range of cigar collections displayed on the wall. The lounge is filled to the brim with finest cigars and spirits that can make your visit comfortable through the polar weather outside. The best spot to sink in to relaxation after a busy day of ice fishing or dog sledding in the Arctic.
PONANT – Where to smoke: Le Commandant Charcot
The namesake of the man who loved cigars – the Churchill’s Cigar Lounge on a Princess Cruises ship is luxury at its finest. The lounge reminds us of the old English pubs complete with green walls filled to the brim with wall hangings. Churchill’s is located next to the casino is decked with humidors and offers a wide range of premium cigars. It is a cozy room with comfy leather chairs for patrons to unwind with a drink and preferred cigar.
Princess Cruises – Where to smoke: Caribbean Princess, Diamond Princess, Discovery Princess, Enchanted, Regal Princess, Royal Princess, Sky Princess, Sapphire Princess and Sky Princess.
The Connoisseur Club is where luxury meets classic. The lounge gets its good old-fashioned ambience courtesy of the deep blue walls and the incredibly comfortable leather armchairs. Walk in the club after one of your unlimited shore excursions and pair your fine cigar with a wide selection of cognac on sale – not to forget the impeccable bartender service onboard.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Where to smoke: Seven Seas Grandeur, Seven Seas Splendor, Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner
The ultra-luxury and adventure cruise line which is the crown jewel of the Royal Caribbean Group, Silversea Cruises gets praised for its cruise with luxury theme – the Connoisseur’s Corner, a cigar lounge, is one such amenity. Its earth-toned interiors, buttery-soft leather chairs and marble-topped tables add an elegant touch to the lounge. The roomy and bright ambience of the lounge will certainly warm your heart if you value the finer things in life.
Silversea Cruises – Where to smoke: Fleetwide except Silver Nova, Silver Origin and Silver Ray
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