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Old March 27th, 2006, 03:47 PM
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Default Latest News flash...No More Smoking in cabins or Balconies.

This just in. Oceania's just established a no smoking ban in Cabins and Balconies. Can the other lines be far behind. Latest news is the other crusie lines may be forced to eliminate smoking in their cabins and Balconies as well. I imagine the insurance companies might have a little something to do with this. It has been established that a single cigarette tossed away by some inconsiderate smoker resulted in a very large insurance claim. I would not be surprised if the insurance companies takes this opportunity to re-wrirte the coverage. If I was a betting man I would put my money on that possibility. The insurance companies may take this opportunity to pressure the cruise lines to establish smoking areas. I realize the cruise lines may balk at this but remember they need the insurance coverage to operate. They may have to endure a heafty premium increase if they don't comply. Any opinions on the possibility. ?
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AMEN!!! (With all due respect to those that smoke!!)
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I hope they do! Not only for safety, but I hate it when you get a hotel, room etc. after a smoker and you are not one, can make you miserable. Very fortunate on all my cruises cabins never smell like smoke!!!
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I cannot find any press release on this. Got a link?
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I cannot find any press release on this. Got a link?
Just go to cruisemates front page. The news artical starts out with One cigarette one Ship out of service. Thats where I found the information.
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I wasn't aware that the cause of the fire had been determined. When did the cruise line announce that it was from smoking? I have heard reports that smoking was the cause, but nothing official from the cruise line. Are we assuming too much, too quick to point the finger?
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Give me a break. There is no PROOF that a cigarette started the fire. The formal investigation team is just beginning to inspect the scene and they have not announce the findings.

Then one lady say that so-and-so told me .....

Again, where is the link to a press release?
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Go with the flow....I have to smoke my cigars outside on the deck at home and not in the house,so i'm flexible.Just be consistent with everyone like me who smoke cigars,and the ones who smoke cigarettes.
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yeah I think a smoking ban should be in place. On the other hand we dont know for sure that was the cause of the fire. On my Carib Princess cruise last Sept I almost killed overboard from the balcony on my cabin. The cigars were terrible. I read reviews about the cigar smoke and they were never wrong. I developed breathing problems. Eventhough, I'll never settle for anything less than a balcony cabin. San
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What if they find out it was a person with a cigarette that started the fire. And, what if that person was drunk. Then let's get on the band wagon to ban booze. Any takers?
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What if they find out it was a person with a cigarette that started the fire. And, what if that person was drunk. Then let's get on the band wagon to ban booze. Any takers?
Posted in the Princess Forum .....

I think that the cruise lines should ban smoking, knock off the booze, and shut down the casino. The ship should just sail in a circle 2 miles offshore. The only activities would be pottery and bridge lessons.

Now that we are all nice and safe, happy cruising.
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Good responds Irish Shark.....See how much money they make then.I enjoy my cigars anywhere on the ship,but inside the cabin....THAT!! is why I pay more,and book a balcony..... nothing beats smoking a cigar on your balcony,and a fine glass of wine to forget the traffic on I-75 here.
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Hasn't anyone noticed, besides me, that the ONE person who stated that the fire started from a cigarette was a HOTEL MANAGER IN JAMAICA???

Some manager spouts off, and it gets posted front-page everywhere.

I wish cm's home page would pull that story until it's verified by an authority after an investigation.
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Hi with all due respect ...whats wrong with having designated smoking areas on the ship?? I dont know but I can tell even walking down the hallway what cabins have smokers...you can just smell it...in the air and these cabins unless you have a balcony have no real venting system...the smoke just stays and gets into the sheets air bed etc.
Thank god my last cruise the room did not smell like smoke..but my parents room did and they had the room steward come in and change the sheets and my mom brought fabreze and soaked the place with it.
I guess it all comes down to courtesy. Or maybe I am wrong all together. anyhow bye 4 now
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Hi with all due respect ...whats wrong with having designated smoking areas on the ship??
There are designated smoking areas on the ships right now. So, what's the beef?

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Thank god my last cruise the room did not smell like smoke..but my parents room did and they had the room steward come in and change the sheets and my mom brought fabreze and soaked the plac with it.
They had to ask the room stewart to change the sheets. Come on give me a break. You are saying that they used the same sheets from the previous passengers in that cabin?
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[/quote].... Will wrote:THAT!! is why I pay more,and book a balcony..... nothing beats smoking a cigar on your balcony,and a fine glass of wine to forget the traffic on I-75 here.
While you are smoking your cigar, I am forced off the balcony that I paid more for because of the horrible smoke from your cigar!! So please ban smoking from rooms and balconies..
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While you are smoking your cigar, I am forced off the balcony that I paid more for because of the horrible smoke from your cigar!! So please ban smoking from rooms and balconies..
You paid more for your balcony than he did? So, I guess since you paid more, you are entitled to more. Right?

Also, please ban alcohol on all ships. I would hate to have a drunk stumble into me and break my leg.
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No I didn't mean I paid more for a balcony than he did. I stated that I also paid a higher fare for a balcony just as they did. But I could not enjoy the balcony I paid for because of someone smoking. It's not about one person having more rights than others it's about being curtious to those around you. But if you want to throw rights into it, your right to smoke should not infringe on my right not to be exposed to it.
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Well if you are just gonna' ban everything why don't we just pay 3.50 to go 1/2 a mile out of port and then pay another 3.50 to back the d***n thing back to the freikin' port!
Geez people stop all of your freikin' complaining!!!!! 8)
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The room smelled of smoke..when my parents sat on the bed the smell of smoke was in the pillow/sheets. They changed them..that was that.
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People who don't smoke and catch a whiff of a smoker pretty quickly.

I used to hang out in a bar, hang my coat up near my parents room, and they thought I was smoking, but clothing picks up the smells and holds on to them. I didn't notice the smell because I was in the enviroment frequently. I don't hang out in bars anymore and besides good old NY has taken that priviledge *sp* away from smokers in bars. Good thing too! Yes, some businesses had to close because of lost of customers. Sorry, for the business owners. Hurray for the non-smokers!

At work, there was someone who had been outside smoking during her break and I had to stand in back of her at a buffet, my stomach turned. I got out of the line and stepped away from her pucrid smell. I also hate walking out or into a building where people had been or are smoking. That isn't a nice thing. :evil:

I will pack a bottle of febreeze also, just in case the room smells. Although I am going on the newly refurbished Holiday.
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Thirty years ago, people used to smoke in jet planes, hospital rooms, supermarkets, doctors' waiting rooms, and just about anywhere. I don't ever remember any outcry of the vast populance. What power the NEWS MEDIA has, who can create such allergies, moaning and grumbling in such a short time.

Never in my younger years did I hear of someone "allergic" to cigarette smoke. Is that a malady one acquires or is born with? (Of course that was back when children got their backsides burned in public for acting up without any fear of being turned over to some Federal bureaucracy). Well do I remember those punishments and am thankful for such. Nowdays we have perfect families and perfect children, free to express themselves in any way they choose, regardless of who they offend. My, what a Utopia we've made!
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[quote="turkeyman"]Thirty years ago, people used to smoke in jet planes, hospital rooms, supermarkets, doctors' waiting rooms, and just about anywhere. I don't ever remember any outcry of the vast populance. What power the NEWS MEDIA has, who can create such allergies, moaning and grumbling in such a short time.

Never in my younger years did I hear of someone "allergic" to cigarette smoke. Is that a malady one acquires or is born with? (Of course that was back when children got their backsides burned in public for acting up without any fear of being turned over to some Federal bureaucracy). Well do I remember those punishments and am thankful for such. Nowdays we have perfect families and perfect children, free to express themselves in any way they choose, regardless of who they offend. My, what a Utopia we've made![/quote

I wonder if Turkerman is a smoker ? sounds like he is overly sensitive in regards to the smoking issue.
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I remember those days, turkeyman!
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I also remember those days of being "whipped" in public for being "bad". I also remember how humiliated I felt in front of everyone. That's not a feeling I wish to pass on to my children. There are other ways to deal with it....but that's another gripe.
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I guess you guys have never heard of lung cancer from breathing in second hand smoke.I don't dispute that smokers have a right to smoke.Just don't do it right next to me and I'm fine with it.
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