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PostSubject: Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08   Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08 Icon_minitimeWed Feb 25, 2009 9:30 am

Azamara Cruises - You CAN smoke in the port side aft section of the Looking Glass Lounge and the starboard forward section of the pool deck. The rest of the ship is completely non-smoking, including all cabins and balconies.

Carnival Cruises - You CAN smok in casinos, dance clubs, pano bars and other live music venues, as well as designated areas on open decks. You CAN'T smoke in dining areas, a number of public rooms including the aft cabaret loung, main show lounge, library and the promenade. Some ships have cigar bars

Celebrity Cruises - You CAN smoke indoors areas which inclue the port side of one lounge per ship and a designated solt machine area in the casino, outdoor port side of the pool and sundeck, port side of the Sunset Bar on the Century and Millennium classes, port side after of Winter Garden on Galaxy and Mercury. You CAN'T smoke in cabins, balconies, theater, cinema, conference center, dining rooms, elevators and starboard side. On the Solstice you CAN'T smoke in the Lawn Club and Sunset Bar and the Lawn Club. Cigar and pipes are allowed only in specially designated sections of the open decks.

Costa Cruises - You CAN smoke on open decks, cabins, balconies and designated smoking areas in most public rooms. You CAN'T smoke in all restaurants and show lounges.

Crystal Cruises - You CAN'T smoke in cabins or verandahs, dining venues and the main show lounge. You CAN smoke pipes and cigars on open decks except the Lido Deck and there is also a cigar bar.

Cunard Line - You CAN smoke in cabins, balconies and designated sections of most bars and lounges. In addition, all restaurants aboard the QE2 feature small smoking sections except for the Princess Grill. You CAN'T smoke in elevators, theaters, library. All restaurants on the QM2 are also smoke free. Cigar and pipes are permitted in the cigar lounges and open dekcs on the QE.

Disney Cruises - You CAN smoke on the starboard side of all open decks except near Mickey's pool and you CAN smoke on cabin balconies. You CAN'T smoke in any indoor areas - including cabins.

Fred Olsen Cruises - January 2009 they will begin phasing in a no-smoking policy indoors. Bouddica, Black Prince and Braemar will make the changes in January while Black Watch and Balmoral will go smoke-free indoors from April 13 and May 29, respectively.

Holland America Line - You CAN smoke in cabins, cabin balconies, open decks and in designated areas in most public spaces. You CAN'T smoke in restaurants and show lounge during performances.

MSC Cruises - You CAN smoke in cigar rooms, casinos and one dedicated lounge, outdoors on one side of the sun deck. You CAN'T smoke in dining rooms, theaters, cabins or balconies.

Norwegian Cruise Lines - You CAN smoke in cabins, open decks, casinos and cigar bars. You CAN'T smoke in public areas other than casinos and cigar bars.

Princess Cruises - You CAN smoke in cabins, balconies, open decks and designated areas in most public rooms. You CAN'T smoke in show lounges, elevators, dining rooms and food service areas. Cigars and pipes only on open decks.

Royal Caribbean - You CAN smoke on cabin balconies, starboard side of open decks and designated smoking areas of public rooms. You CAN'T smoke in cabins, dining areas, show lounges, port side of open decks. Formal nights are smoke free in the casino. Any passenger caught smoking in a cabin will be charged a $250 penalty on their seapass account.
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PostSubject: Re: Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08   Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08 Icon_minitimeWed Feb 25, 2009 10:30 am

Interesting. Thanks for the research Pat.
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PostSubject: Re: Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08   Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08 Icon_minitimeWed Feb 25, 2009 11:31 am

just thought some might be interested. i have a friend who will not go if she can't smoke anywhere because i mentioned that i thought royal caribbean had one ship that was totally smoke free and she totally refused and said don't ever book her on that if its true. she better start going to the more european lines where they don't think that unkindly of a smoker.
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PostSubject: Re: Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08   Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08 Icon_minitimeWed Feb 25, 2009 11:44 am

And I have a friend who said she would not go on Cunard becasue they allowed smoking in their Cabins and she believed they wouldn't be able to get the smell out.

RCCL don't allow smoking in cabins i see.
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PostSubject: Re: Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08   Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08 Icon_minitimeWed Feb 25, 2009 11:48 am

when i was on the explorer last year at christmas they put the no smoking signs on the cabins and the captain came on and said don't get nervous you can still smoke in your cabin. it was going into effect on the next cruise. i mean if you have a cabin without a balcony it is about 150 s.f. that's crazy and inconsiderate and i think, unsafe, to smoke in that room. my husband smokes but he wouldn't even think of smoking in the cabin. it would be rude to the people after you. one year we went out of ft. lauderdale and we did a pre-cruise. when we checked into the hotel, my friends ended up in a no-smoking room. she thought the sign at the desk said a $25 charge for cleaning if you smoke in the room so she said she was smoking for $25. but it turned out to be $250. good thing she saw it in time. they spent most of their time by the pool so they could smoke.
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PostSubject: Re: Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08   Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08 Icon_minitimeWed Feb 25, 2009 12:04 pm

The sad thing is...many of the cruise lines set these policies....but don't police them.

Case in point:
On our recent Princess cruise, some people would smoke cigars on their balconies. It pissed a load of people off, to whom were trying to enjoy there balcony and couldn't. The guy would leave his balcony door open...which many of you know....blasts the air through the cabin door and into the hallway of the ship. So basically, the hallway, and subsequently...your cabin get that smoke inside.

For 10 straight days, the hallways always wreaked like a cigar bar. I brought it up to the cabin steward...but I don't think he ever got the problem addressed to the right person.

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i think you should have went down to the pursers desk. the cabin steward probably doesn't want to be in the middle since he's relying on a tip from that guy too.
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I thought about it...but didn't. To be honest, the cigarette smoke pisses me off much worse than any cigar...and I couldn't stop them from doing that.

One day, society will wise up...and not base their policies on generating money. They will actually base them on protecting our health.

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oesnjstar wrote:
just thought some might be interested. i have a friend who will not go if she can't smoke anywhere because i mentioned that i thought royal caribbean had one ship that was totally smoke free and she totally refused and said don't ever book her on that if its true. she better start going to the more european lines where they don't think that unkindly of a smoker.

It was the Carnival Paradise that was smoke free. They even had large no smoking symbols painted on the sides of the ship. I was on that in 2001, and it was wonderful. Alas, people got tired of the ship as it kept doing the same itineraries. Carnival briefly experimented with having more different itineraries in order to attract the non-smokers. Eventually they gave up, removed the non-smoking designation and moved the ship to California to do 3 and 4 day Mexico party cruises.
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Now, if they would all get together...and ban smoking...there wouldn't be any revenue lost between them. Either you go...or you don't go.

I'm not saying...ban them from smoking onboard...simply build a deck around the upper smokestack and let them have it.

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PostSubject: Re: Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08   Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 28, 2009 5:18 pm

NDJollyMon wrote:
The sad thing is...many of the cruise lines set these policies....but don't police them.

Case in point:
On our recent Princess cruise, some people would smoke cigars on their balconies. It pissed a load of people off, to whom were trying to enjoy there balcony and couldn't. The guy would leave his balcony door open...which many of you know....blasts the air through the cabin door and into the hallway of the ship. So basically, the hallway, and subsequently...your cabin get that smoke inside.

For 10 straight days, the hallways always wreaked like a cigar bar. I brought it up to the cabin steward...but I don't think he ever got the problem addressed to the right person.


Unless I am mistaken (yes, that's possible Laughing ) passengers CAN smoke in their cabins on Princess. And Carnival/Cunard/Costa, you can smoke IN your cabin.

I see your point, cigars are suppose to be on "open air decks" but I bet that is subject to opinion what an open air deck is. They should ban the smoking in cabins, period. Then he would have been forced to shut the balcony door and keep it from leaking into the hall.
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oh i agree with you michele. i paid a pretty penny for a baloncy on celebrity to hawaii and the guy next door smoked a very heavy scented pipe. i couldn't leave my door open. it was horrible.
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PostSubject: Re: Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08   Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 28, 2009 8:36 pm

Is it possible to request a cabin change provided there is space of course ?
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lordoftime wrote:
Is it possible to request a cabin change provided there is space of course ?

Possible, not very likely. They always claim to be 100% sold out.

My husband smokes (slowly trying to quit using Chantix). He's never smoked IN our home or cars, even before the kids. So he knows that he needs to be mindful of only smoking in designated areas on the ship.

I can't call for a total non-smoking ship or we wouldn't be on it. Wink But if he is out on our balcony and there happens to be people on theirs next door, he won't smoke there. He will wait until they go indoors or he will go up and out to an outside smoking area.
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PostSubject: Re: Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08   Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08 Icon_minitimeSun Mar 01, 2009 8:37 am

well those considerate smokers are few and far between. my husband does not smoke in the house and if i say it's bothering me or someone else he will put it out or walk away completely from us.
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Well airlines eventually went all non smoking so I guess ships will move towards it but never really get there because it does have lots of open air spaces. But I do this cabins and balconies should be smoke free.
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PostSubject: Re: Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08   Smoking Policies as of 10/13/08 Icon_minitimeWed Mar 18, 2009 9:24 am

We were on the Carnival Paradise when it was non smoking and it was the first time I could ever go into the casino and stay for more than 15 minutes. Unfortunately, Carnival found that many non smokers didn't drink heavily enough or gamble enough to make the ship profitable.

On our last cruise, the woman in the next cabin was quaranteened due to the gastro virus and had to stay in her cabin for 2 days. She was smoking on the balcony and begged us not to report her. She was very considerate and put out the cigarette as soon as we came outside so I wasn't going to say anything. She had enough to worry about without us reporting her for being a considerate smoker.

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