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Old October 19th, 2003, 12:42 AM
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What are the rules for smoking aboard the Summit?
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Old October 19th, 2003, 06:11 AM
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In answer to your question on board Celebrity the port side (the left side of ship) is were smoking is allowed. You are not allowed to smoke in the main dinning room durning dinner.

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Old October 19th, 2003, 07:20 AM
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Celebrity's stated policy is as follows:

"Cigar and pipe smoking is permitted only on the ship's outer decks and in designated cigar smoking clubs. All showrooms are nonsmoking. All dining areas are nonsmoking. Smoking is permitted only on port-side open decks and in lounges. As a courtesy to our guests, ship personnel will strictly enforce the smoking policy."

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Thank you for posting that, KimJack. The aft pool area on the Mercury was covered with the sliding dome the entire time we were on the the Mercury recently, and there were smokers smoking on the port side at the tables there. It became uncomfortable on the starboard side because of this.

Now that I know that the policy states no smoking (except for lounges and OUTER decks), there should not have been ashtrays there, the next time I board Mercury, I will bring it to someone's attention immediately that there is no smoking there, at the very least when the pool is covered, which it usually is, from what I was told and observed. We loved having the dome (less wind), but it got smoky sometimes.

I suggest others who may be cruising soon to mention this, as well. Other than that area, as long as we kept to the starboard side of the deck, we encountered less smoke than we have on Princess.

Since your post is about the Summit, I would like to know whether the covered pool is a non-smoking area on that ship, on her sister ships, and whether that depends upon the open or closed nature of the room. In fact, I don't even know whether the dome opens at all on the Summit et al. Does it?
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Frequent Cruiser. I hope you are not on a cruise with me. I am so sick of the self appointed Cruise Police!!! Let's ban smokers, fat people, children, foreigners, and those "chair reservers" from cruise ships! Maybe you could have a badge made for yourself! "Official Cruise busy-body"!

PEOPLE ARE ON VACATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You and people like you annoy everyone!
You create awkward moments with your stares and nasty comments. Just have fun and mind your own business.

I don't smoke, my children are grown, i'm thin, and I don't save chairs, but you still make me crazy.



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Old October 21st, 2003, 10:37 AM
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I've never been on a cruise before, so I didn't know chair reserving was an issue!

As far as smoking goes, PEOPLE ARE ON VACATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Smokers and people like them annoy everyone!

Seriously though, you say just have fun and mind your own business, but when I am hanging out somewhere, and I am surrounded by 2nd hand smoke, that is my business. It becomes a nuisance and breathing is essential to living! If I can move, I will. Sometimes it isn't that easy. Smokers should respect those around them, whether on a cruise, in a restaurant, at a baseball game, or anywhere in public.

As far as the kids go, I'm leaving mine at home because this is tiem for me and my wife to be alone. Other kids won't bother me much, because I'm not the one who has to be watching them!!!!

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Old October 21st, 2003, 02:01 PM
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Relax fl98lady

I personally do not care how much anybody smokes at all. Just as long as I dont have to smell the stink that they put off. So if these people can somehow smoke without infringing on my rights not to smell it, then smoke and choke all you want.
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I long for the days when people weren't so overly concerned with their "rights". One doesn't have a "right" not to smell cigarette smoke just as one doesn't have a "right" not to smell exhaust fumes or repugnant cologne.

I have found that (IMHO) 90% of people who complain about smokers are doing so from a smug self-righteous attitude rather than from a true negative physical reaction to it.

Too many primadonnas these days I'm afraid!!

This should get the juices flowing from the prigs out there.

All in good fun,

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Eric actually I agree with you. You never realize how many sickly (allergies) people have till this subject comes up <G>. Former smokers are usually the most vocal.

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The turn in this thread reminded me of funny story from a press trip I was on a couple of years ago in the Mediterranean.

We were cruising on the Celebrity Summit, and had about 16 or 18 media folks in our group. One night we met for predinner cocktails, and rather by accident, ended up in the smoking section of a lounge.

A writer from Porthole Magazine, and a producer for Fox TV, started waving their arms frantically and making strange faces, and complaining about their allergies. No problem.. to accommodate them the group simply moved to a non smoking area.

The next day our port of call was in Italy, and the group had been invited to a very exclusive golf club outside of Florence, and had lunch there with many of the areas wealthiest business people... sort of what I guess would be considered the creme de la creme of the local "high society".

It happened that many of our Italian hosts smoked, even while the meal was being served.
I shared quite a laugh with some of the others in our group as we watched the writer from Porthole and the producer for Fox TV, who had been so "allergic" the night before, push their way in to make sure they were seated with the local "big shots". They "enjoyed" a 2 hr. lunch in a cloud of blue smoke, without once waving their arms, or asking anyone to put out their cigarette.

When we got back on the bus to return to the ship I asked the ladies how their allergies were... with a very big grin on my face.

With all of that ... I recently returned from a cruise on Radisson Voyager. One of only 4 lounges on the ship was designated totally non smoking. Not sure why all the cruise lines, especially those with many more lounges, don't follow suit, and have at least one totally non smoking lounge.

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That's a funny story Kuki, and certainly reinforces my point. Your idea of a designated non-smoking lounge is an excellent idea.

I was in NYC last week where the greatest prig of all, Mayor Bloomberg has made it illegal to smoke in a bar. Can someone explain why it's OK to rot your liver, get stinking drunk, get sick in the bathroom, but dare not light up?

I see an elitist sensibility at work here whilst Bloomie jets down to his Bermuda retreat on the weekends, and denies locals the pleasure of feeling at ease in their neighborhood haunts.

Listen to me rant.....I need a cruise.

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Amen Erik. I enjoyed a cigar or two each day on the Horizon. My advice is to stay away from the port side of the outer decks. Smokers have become a second class citizenry, banished to the outdoors, and even then, some want to ban them from that.
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PJ, we don't want to banish you, just your stinky smoke!

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I am a non-smoker, but last I heard, smoking is still a LEGAL activity. Non smokers will have to somehow deal with it. If you are on the port side of the ship and someone lights up - it is upon YOU to move as the smoker is following the rules. As long as smokers are smoking in designated areas, non smokers will either have to tolerate it or move. And you bet your bippy I do move if it bothers me when I am in a designated smoking area.

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On a 14 night cruise I sat at a table of 10 every night and no-one even realised I was a smoker. I find if you wash your hands after smoking, don't smoke in confined areas and use breath mints, no-one can smell smoke on you. I am also very careful to stick to smoking areas. How do I know they didn't know I smoked? Because every night I would hear the complaints about having to walk through the smoky casino, bars etc. Finally one night a fellow excused himself from the table and went out on the windy deck for a puff. Immediately the terms "dirty, filthy and stinking" flew. The loudest were those who could name the number of years, months and days since they stopped. It was then that I revealed I was also one of the despised.

What a shame, I had spent many happy hours with these people at dinner and after, they were generally a great bunch. I never smoked anywhere near them as I respected they were non-smokers. I don't have a problem with people getting annoyed with inconsiderate smokers.But abuse simply because someone is a smoker, I can't tolerate. This happens a lot. I was sitting in a casino IN THE SMOKING SECTION when a women sat next to me, coughed violently and then covered her face with a tissue. This casino is huge, has great air conditioning and most is designated non-smoking. It seems playing a certain slot machine was more important to her than breathing smoke, but she made sure I felt uncomfortable.

Of course not all non-smokers are abusive and not all smokers respect others comfort and health. I just wish people, smokers and non-smokers alike would stop proclaiming their rights and start practicing a little commonsense and courtesy.
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Dalen - next time you are in the casino, make sure you carry a surgical mask with you. When someone puts on the "I'm dying from your second hand smoke in the smoking section", pull it out and put it on...you never can tell if they might have TB or something. Sometimes you gotta BE an A** to deal with an A**.
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I ws recently on Zuiderdam, and have just begun smoking cigars, My steward said I could smoke on my verandah. I suspect the next door neighbors could smell the "aroma".
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Michael have a cig...relax. Peace and seek counselling soon to discuss your agression toward women.

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Let's all smokem the peace pipe........
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And also, you can always smell smoke on smokers! I don't mind being around smokers as long as I don't smell a damn thing! Once I smell something, they are second-class citizens to me. Why oh why oh why would you do something that is proven to kill you?!?! Someone that is insane enough to do that is not someone that I would want to be friends with!

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do they allow smoking on the disco?
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APF - be sure to have you and your buds take a breath mint after having a drink...and for heavens sake, don't drive...you could KILL yourself, or worse....kill someone else. Watch what you eat on board....some of those rich foods could just KILL you.
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I'm sorry I started this thread.

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non-smokers burn my butt! get it? butt? lol too happy here cruzin on the 30th!

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1/3 of smokers die before the age of 65.... that says it all. We all do things that are dangerous at times and are not good for us. It is when you continually do something that is bad is when it becomes dangerous! Even I might enjoy a cigar on a cruise, but I'm not smoking them every day. Smoking is proven to cause cancer if you continuously smoke:

Let's do the math- I enjoy a drink and fatty food every once in a while=I am going to get cancer and die before I am 65? I think not.

Let's do the math- I smoke cigarettes every day= I am going to get cancer and have a high chance of dieing young? I think so.

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APF you state ...1/3 of smokers die before the age of 65

interesting statistic , where did you get it from? Do you know that according to the US SG, death and health problems due to being overweight and obese has over-taken and passed smoking related illness/death? When on cruise having a cigarette in a SMOKING designated area, I get a kick out of someone 100 lbs overweight giving me the "evil eye"..<G>

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Did you know that 4 out of 5 obese people are fat? The other one is just "large".

Also, did you know that surveys show that 4 out of 5 constipated people don't give a crap......

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After sex I looked down and I to was smoking.
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<<Even I might enjoy a cigar on a cruise, but I'm not smoking them every day.>>

THen you'd consider yourself a "second class citizen"? Because even on stogie leaves you smelling of tobacco, and you said earlier

<<Once I smell something, they are second-class citizens to me>>
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