Plan to cruise on the Glory in a few months. Was reading some reviews and non-smokers had complained about smoke bothering them on the Carnival Glory. Is it that noticeable? Just cruised 2004 on the Miracle and did not notice any smoke in the public areas and lounges at all. I'm thinking the ventilation must have been excellent!
If you have taken the Carnival Glory, let me know. I'm a non-smoker and smoke bothers some people in our family who will be traveling with us.
HI - I have asthma and brought my trusty inhaler - never used it once. We never went to the bar or lounges though - I was wearing the sea-sick patch so I couldn't drink. The casino had lots of smokers as well, but the ventilation was good so it never bothered me at all. We had a balcony and got lucky with our neighbors and never caught a wiff of smoke there either. Enjoy the Glory - she is a real beauty. If you have any other questions just ask away. TTFN Jennier
I hope you have a better experience than I did on the Victory last summer. Smoking was 1 of the factors that made this the worst cruise ever. We were rarely able to use our balcony because our neighbors were constantly out there smoking. And the design of the ship forces you to travel across Deck 5 to get anywhere. That channels you through several bars & the casino, all heavy smoking areas. We contacted the administrative offices of Carnival, but they were not helpful at all.
I'm a non-smoker and do try to avoid areas on the ship with heavy smoking, but it has never kept us out of lounges or the casinos. I was on the Victory last summer and our neighbors smoked, but we only noticed it occasionally and the smoke quickly drifted away. I would say it depends on how tolerant you are of smoke. Smoke certainly has never been such a problem for us that we wouldn't cruise again.
I am quite sensitive to second hand smoke and have never had a problem except while in the Casino and as I don't gamble it was no problem to just walk away from it. Smoking is allowed only in the casino, in certain lounges and then only on one side, private cabins, and out on the weather decks. It is not allowed in the dining rooms, main showroom, passageways, spa, etc. I have also never smelled smoke in my cabin as the ventilation system and crew clean them exceptionally well. Also, the ship or line really doesn't matter concerning smoke, it is usually the lenght of the cruise and they ages and home of record for the passengers. Older people from the northeastern states and people from overseas often smoke more from my experiance.
We sailed the Glory in September and my dh is VERY sensitive to smoke. It wasn't so bad in the casino or lounges, with the exception of the Ivory Bar where people were allowed to smoke cigars. Unfortunately, it was pretty horrible with cigar smoke, but easily avoided as it's tucked away on the ship. You *do* have to walk through it to get to the internet cafe, though.
We had a smoker next to us on the balcony, but frankly, the movement of the ship blew the smoke away and we weren't bothered.
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There are some non-smokers who bring their soap box were ever they go. If they don't see someone in their immediate area smoking they will search a smoker out to justify there disgust of the smell. With some non-smokers,IMHO, you could be smoking right next to them and if they did'nt know it, they would'nt smell it. It seems that some (not all) non-smokers could see someone light up on the other side of the fooball stadium and get an instant asthma attack. Way to much drama.
I'm a smoker and I always get a balcony room so that I can go out side to smoke. Usually I'm only smoking one at a time so not a big problem. We are allowed to smoke at the casino, and some bars. Out on the decks one side is smoking the other is not. My only problem is when a non smoker sits down next to the ash tray and then complains because I'm there using the ash tray or the non smoker is on the deck complaining when all they would need to do is go to the other side.. Most of us smokers try to be very considerate to others as we know it is a problem. I'msorry if I every caused you a problem enjoy your cruise and remember there are a few places you might want to avoid if the smoke bothers you.I'm going on the glory next year so was happy to read this question.
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The only ship I have had a problem with the smoke was on the Destiny and the cigar smoke was everywhere. People were smoking cigars even in the buffet area and the ship was selling out by the pool. Even the crew was smoking cigars in areas where smoking was not allowed on other ships. I think it had something to do with the home port of this ship.
PORT (left) side of pool areas is NON-SMOKING. Trouble is many smokers ignore the this because there are few chairs available. Non-smoker should be allowed their clean air space. Let make everyone happy, and and stay on the side designated . This includes the complaining non-smokers sitting on the smokers side.
And yes, one of my pet peves is spending the money for a balcony, only to have a neighbor upwind poison the fresh sea air full time so I cannot enjoy my balcony. I think one side of the ships cabins should be non-smoking. But corporate greed dictates maxumum profit.