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Old January 19th, 2003, 03:41 PM
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HI--we have already booked our cabin on RCI Navigator---how do I know that this category B suite is smoke free cabin? I can't remember when booking if RCI asked if I wanted a smoke free room? I have allergies and don't want my first time cruise experience spoiled. Any suggestions for me would be greatly appreciated. thanks
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Old January 19th, 2003, 03:48 PM
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The only ship that is completely smoke free is the Carnival Paradise. Don't worry, you will not smell any smoke in your cabin. However, there are smoking areas throughout the ship.
Most smokers are considerate and smoke only in the designated smoking areas. Enjoy your cruise!

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Old January 19th, 2003, 08:11 PM
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Rick, For many people there is no considerate level of tobacco smoke. The acceptable level differs from one indivdual to another. So a blanket statement for Jayne that there will not be any problems may not be sound advice. If there is a great concern Jayne, the Paradise would be a great choice, only non-smoking ship on any cruise line. If you can tolerate some smoke then you may be lucky and not have a cabin that will be overwhelming for you. Depending on your allergies however, you may need to contact RCI and find out more on what to expect. I know for me the sprays and cleaners folks use to cover up the tobacco smoke can cause just as much trouble as the tobacco smoke.
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Old January 20th, 2003, 08:58 AM
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Jayne, all i can tell you is that my mother who is a Chronic asthmatic has never had a problem with any kind of residual smoke odors on any of the numerous cruises she has taken. The "smoky" areas are the bars, and casinos. The dinning rooms, spas, showrooms are smoke free. I myself am allergy sensitive to cigarette smoke and have not had a problem. If you are concerned, there is a great product on the market call "Citrus Magic" this is the only thing i have found to truly eliminate smoke odors and not just a cover-up. It leaves a nice clean orangy scent
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Old January 20th, 2003, 01:31 PM
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Sue, I did'nt say ....."considerate level of tobacco smoke".

I said ..."there are smoking areas throughout the ship.
Most smokers are considerate and smoke only in the designated smoking areas".

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I think Norwegian Cruise Lines designates one side of the ship as non-smoking. This includes the cabins on that side of the ship. I would not be surprised if Royal Caribbean does the same tning. I don't think Carnival does this, but of course they have the Paradise.

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That's right Rick, I stand corrected, you didn't say "considerate level of tobacco smoke". I said it.
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Tom, are you sure that the cabins on non smoking side of NCL ship are non smoking? Never heard of that.

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Old January 21st, 2003, 06:40 PM
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Public areas (except an outside deck) are designated as non smoking on one side (either port or starboard) - not the cabins.

Today non smokers have become totally fanatical - how did they ever survive in days gone by?

As a former smoker I always asked, when joining a group, "do you mind if I smoke?" Invariably the answer was 'No, go ahead'. Todays smokers are, in the main, equally courteous. Non (or reformed) smokers are frequently less polite regardless of the area they are in.....it's their way or no way!.
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>>I think Norwegian Cruise Lines designates one side of the ship as non-smoking. This includes the cabins on that side of the ship. I would not be surprised if Royal Caribbean does the same tning. I don't think Carnival does this, but of course they have the Paradise.<<

Norwegian Cruise Line no longer designates the port side cabins on the ships in their fleet as non-smoking. That policy was dropped at least a couple years ago. RCI has never had that policy, nor has Carnival (except the non-smoking vessel Paradise). The only other non-smoking cabins afloat were those on the now-defunct Renaissance Cruise Line... one of the reasons they had difficulty pursuing group bookings and filling their ships at a decent per diem.
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I believe the new cruise line Oceana, who will be using two of Renaissances ships, will have non smoking cabins as well.
In fact, if I understand correctly, there will only be one designated smoking area on the outside decks.

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Hmmm...Kuki, I will keep my eye on this info. Thanks Maybe, it could go to entire non-smoking. I know it's a long shot, but, stranger things have happened.
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