The new smoking policy reflects changing customer preferences and a worldwide effort to restrict areas where smoking is allowed, the Santa Clarita, Calif.-based cruise operator said.
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Princess still welcomes smokers and will continue to provide special venues around the ship to accommodate their needs, Swartz said.
Among the designated smoking areas are Churchill’s cigar lounge, a section of the disco and casino, and a portion of the open decks, Swartz said.
Passengers with bookings are being notified of the new policy.
Princess is a brand of Miami-based global cruise operator Carnival Corp. & PLC.