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Old February 12th, 2007, 09:38 AM
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Now that smokers have become the ultimate pariah, how do cruise ships rate compared to everywhere else? Are you allowed to smoke in your room, if you have a balcony? Where else on the ship can you smoke? I am totally fine whith other people not wanting to inhale my smoke, but it is supposed to be my vacation, so how much of a pain in the butt is it to ba a smoker on a cruise ship? Thanks for any help in advance.
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Now that smokers have become the ultimate pariah, how do cruise ships rate compared to everywhere else? Are you allowed to smoke in your room, if you have a balcony? Where else on the ship can you smoke? I am totally fine whith other people not wanting to inhale my smoke, but it is supposed to be my vacation, so how much of a pain in the butt is it to ba a smoker on a cruise ship? Thanks for any help in advance.
You won't have any problems.
Cabin - Yes (just don't open the door and allow it to go into the hallway)
If it gets to smoky in your cabin and you don't have a balcony, if you
will simply open the bathroom room there is small vent that will allow
it to escape.,,from what I have been told.
Balcony - Yes (just be "aware" of the neighbors around you)
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Cigar Bar (go figure..)
Piano Bar
Disco
Casino
One side of the Lido deck outside by the pool

The Capers will have a complete listing every day. The places do not change, but they list them every day just to remind folks where they are.

With the new (now old) designated smoking areas, all Carnival did was eliminate smoking in the Promenade area and walking from venue to venue.

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So, I won't get in trouble for smoking in my room? I was told that they don't allow it anymore. My future father in law is paying for the cruise and I don't want to embarrass him by doing something I am not supposed to do. Thank you for replying.
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There is no FAQ section on Carnival's Web site detailing smoking policies, but we did find this ominous note in the Contract of Carriage: "(c) Guest acknowledges that Carnival's vessels contain non-smoking sections. Guest agrees to refrain from smoking in those sections and agrees that Carnival has the right to disembark the Guest for failure to observe Carnival's non-smoking policy." Carnival's policy is similar to most cruise line policies: No smoking in the restaurants, no smoking in the theatres and no smoking around the indoor aft pool (on the newer ships) because food is served there. Smoking is permitted on one side in lounges and out on deck, and in cabins.
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There is no FAQ section on Carnival's Web site detailing smoking policies, but we did find this ominous note in the Contract of Carriage: "(c) Guest acknowledges that Carnival's vessels contain non-smoking sections. Guest agrees to refrain from smoking in those sections and agrees that Carnival has the right to disembark the Guest for failure to observe Carnival's non-smoking policy." Carnival's policy is similar to most cruise line policies: No smoking in the restaurants, no smoking in the theatres and no smoking around the indoor aft pool (on the newer ships) because food is served there. Smoking is permitted on one side in lounges and out on deck, and in cabins.
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Hi, thanks for that info. What I get out of it is that smoking is allowed in my room, but to play it safe I will just ask when I get on the ship. I am a newbie to cruising, and am kind of overwhemed by it all. I have never been anywhere outside of New England before, except Buffalo NY for a patriots game, and I really only saw the hotel, and stadium. So , this is a big first for me. Thanks for all the help.
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You will have to ask your cabin stewart for an ashtray as there will not be one in the cabin.
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You can smoke in your room?! I grew up in a home with my parents who were smokers so now I have bronchial problems. It is hard for me to breath in smoke filled ares. How smoky do the halls get? Are there any group of rooms that are sectioned off for non-smoking that we can request? Thanks, Carla
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go pats - and smokers...
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Hi Carla,

No, there are no non-smoking cabins. The only place you might have a problem is in the casino. Some of the bars are half smoking and one side of the pool deck is non-smoking. Just look for the signs (and ashtrays) and stay in the non-smoking areas !
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You can smoke in your room?! I grew up in a home with my parents who were smokers so now I have bronchial problems. It is hard for me to breath in smoke filled ares. How smoky do the halls get? Are there any group of rooms that are sectioned off for non-smoking that we can request? Thanks, Carla
You should not have a problem. In all our cruising, we have never stepped into a cabin and noticed any smoke smell from the previous occupants.

IF (and it is very rare, but it can happen) you step into your cabin and detect any odor, simply ask your cabin steward to remove all the bedding (they can even change out the mattresses), lightly shampoo the carpets (it drys very quickly) and hit the room again with their "magic spray".

I have read of the very rare occurance, but that was probably heavy cigar smoking in the cabin. I also carry a solid "renuzit" for all "odor control".

In all our years of cruising, I have just noticed smoke in the hallways this past year. Unfortunately, it has been on all 3 cruises this year. Smokers are allowed to smoke in their cabins, but they are suppose to keep their doors closed.
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IF (and it is very rare, but it can happen) you step into your cabin and detect any odor, simply ask your cabin steward to remove all the bedding (they can even change out the mattresses), lightly shampoo the carpets (it drys very quickly) and hit the room again with their "magic spray".
Shampoo the carpet?? You have to be joking right? Hard to tell sarcasm over a post

Thanks everyone got the advice. I feel better now about going. I will stay out of the casinos and bars, Carla
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IF (and it is very rare, but it can happen) you step into your cabin and detect any odor, simply ask your cabin steward to remove all the bedding (they can even change out the mattresses), lightly shampoo the carpets (it drys very quickly) and hit the room again with their "magic spray".
Shampoo the carpet?? You have to be joking right? Hard to tell sarcasm over a post

Thanks everyone got the advice. I feel better now about going. I will stay out of the casinos and bars, Carla
Nope, not a joke. Usually not required with a cigarette smoker, but if there has been a cigar smoker hold up in there for a week, they do shampoo the carpets. When we arrived on the Miracle in October, our cabin steward warned us that our carpet would be "damp" for the rest of the afternoon...but should be dry by 5pm. Seems the "magic spray" alone was not enough to kill the smell. They had to shampoo the carpets. But never smelled anything because our cabin steward was wonderful and took care of the waste odor before we arrived!!
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Nope, not a joke. Usually not required with a cigarette smoker, but if there has been a cigar smoker hold up in there for a week, they do shampoo the carpets. When we arrived on the Miracle in October, our cabin steward warned us that our carpet would be "damp" for the rest of the afternoon...but should be dry by 5pm. Seems the "magic spray" alone was not enough to kill the smell. They had to shampoo the carpets. But never smelled anything because our cabin steward was wonderful and took care of the waste odor before we arrived!!

Thats wonderful to know! Makes me feel so much better about leaving tomorrow. Thanks, Carla
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We bought those yankee candle "car jar" fresheners. Island Mango or Pineapple paradise smell tropical and add a bit of freshness to the cobin. Hant it right off your air vent.
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I just wanted to post that the smoking areas were a minor issue on the inspiration. I did stay away from the lounges and bars but as far as on deck and in the hallways, I didn't have any problems. And our room was spring fresh when we got there. Carla
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