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Old January 24th, 2008, 10:24 AM
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Our last cruise was on Valor. It seemed to me that on Lido Deck the tables on the starboard side were smoking and the tables on the port side were non-smoking. Does this sound correct? I was not able to get a definitive answer while on board. If this is correct, is this policy consistent with all Carnival ships?

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Old January 24th, 2008, 12:05 PM
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I don't know about every ship but Fascination, the smoking "section" was closest to the pool bar.
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Old January 25th, 2008, 04:20 PM
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In general there is a smoking / non-smoking division on the deck where one side is set up for smokers and the other side designated as non-smoking. I don't know if the sides are consistent across all ships but all 4 Carnival cruises I have been on are set up that way.

I've never seen this enforced by the crew.
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Old January 25th, 2008, 06:47 PM
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THis is the 21st century why don't they just ban smoking on all the ships? How many people actually smoke these days? It seems like they would gain more business than they would lose. Plus they would get return business because thier clients would live a lot longer.

Speaking of smoking, is there smoking in the dinning room or any of the other rooms that aren't open to air? I sure hope not as this will detract from my vacation to have to breath in that crap.
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Most of the cruises we have been on have had smoking on the Starboard side of the pool on Lido.

Since the Starboard side is the side the vrew smoke on...I am assuming it is standard on all the Carnival ships to prevent confusion.

That being said, I believe that Carnival has a good idea in theory with their designated smoking areas. There is no smoking in the dining rooms or inside Lido where good is served.

Carnival has smoking areas in the piano bar,disco, casino, sports bar and Cigar Bar. The only time one of these are nonsmoking is when they are being used during the day for Camp Carnival. If children are present, smoking and alcohol are not allowed.

Carnival went with these designated smoking areas to stop folks from walking from venue to venue with a lit cigarette in their hand.

RCCL has gone to no smoking in the cabins as well and if this works for them...I do expect Carnival to follow suit. There is no smoking allowed in the hallways...however with folks smoking in their cabins and then opening the cabins doors to "air it out" (flooding the hallways) ... this defeats the purpose of saying no smoking in the hallways.

There will always be a place to smoke in ships. It is unrealistic to expect otherwise. However, if the entire country of France can ban smoking indoors...there is hope that the places it is allowed will be diminished.

I predict that one day....all ships will be like Oceania where smoking is only allowed at TWO places. One outdoor in the corner and one indoor in the corner! No cabins....no balconies!
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If one cruise line goes to no smoking except for one outside corner, they will all have to or everyone will just use the cruise line that doesn't allow smoking.

I currently live in Cambridge, MA. While I am very conservative it is worth it to live in Massachusetts because smoking indoors is outlawed in this state.

I hope my cabin doesn't smell like smoke. I was planning on using the casino and spending a lot of money in there but if they allow smoking I'll just throw my money off my balcony instead of using the casino. The end result will be the same, but I won't have to deal with the smoking.
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I hope my cabin doesn't smell like smoke. I was planning on using the casino and spending a lot of money in there but if they allow smoking I'll just throw my money off my balcony instead of using the casino. The end result will be the same, but I won't have to deal with the smoking.
I've never noticed a "smoky" smell in the cabin. I hate to inform you, but the casino is usually the worst place on the entire ship for smoke. I've noticed that they have tried to ban smoking from one side of the casino as well, but the smoke is so bad on the other side, that the entire casino is just like a cheap bar. Even just walking through the casino makes your clothes smell, and your eyes burn. I'd suggest just taking the money to the purser and turning it in.

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On carnival cruise ships there are several places people can smoke and
I think they have the right to smoke in those areas. After all they are
paying to be on that ship also.
Any ships I have been on the last several years you can not smoke
in any of the eating areas unless you eat out side by the pool where
the water slide is.
Many of the bars you can smoke in and in your rooms. They do have
non smoking bars also.
My cabin as never smelled like smoke.
In the casino you can smoke but that goes hand in hand
with a drink and gambling. But there also areas in the casino
you cant smoke. They are trying to make everyone happy so
they can enjoy their vacations not just the non smokers.
Saying people should not be aloud to smoke is like the next person
saying I dont drink so I dont think you should be able to to that.
I smoke once in a while when I have a drink but I dont like smoke
when I am eating. Carnival knows what they are doing and I think
think they are trying to make everyone happy.
Then there a few that you cant make happy no matter what you do.

Just everyone do there own thing and let the rest of the world do theirs.
Even if its not something you want.
There are several things in life I dont like but I dont think it needs to
be made a law or a rule.

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On carnival cruise ships there are several places people can smoke and
I think they have the right to smoke in those areas. After all they are
paying to be on that ship also.
Any ships I have been on the last several years you can not smoke
in any of the eating areas unless you eat out side by the pool where
the water slide is.
Many of the bars you can smoke in and in your rooms. They do have
non smoking bars also.
My cabin as never smelled like smoke.
In the casino you can smoke but that goes hand in hand
with a drink and gambling. But there also areas in the casino
you cant smoke. They are trying to make everyone happy so
they can enjoy their vacations not just the non smokers.
Saying people should not be aloud to smoke is like the next person
saying I dont drink so I dont think you should be able to to that.
I smoke once in a while when I have a drink but I dont like smoke
when I am eating. Carnival knows what they are doing and I think
think they are trying to make everyone happy.
Then there a few that you cant make happy no matter what you do.

Just everyone do there own thing and let the rest of the world do theirs.
Even if its not something you want.
There are several things in life I dont like but I dont think it needs to
be made a law or a rule.

sammy

I believe people should be allowed to what they want to do as long as it doesn't infringe on the rights of others. Smoking effect everyone, plus we have to pay for their healthcare if they can't afford it because they blew all of their money on smoking.

If one ship does eventually switch to no smoking I bet they will get a ton of customers and the other lines will lose customers. Most people don't smoke it's the 21st century. Smoking will likely be banned in the US in the next 50 years.
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Laeura, why don't you start a petition to have all smokers deported to Greenland or some other out of the way place?
Better still, just go on a cruise where no smoking is allowed. Make sure the ship is electric powered cause I'm sure the smoke from the funnel will drive you to distraction. I doubt if a smoking only cruise would work as some non smokers would want to join just to complain.
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