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Old December 15th, 2003, 12:48 AM
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Default Smoking/Non Smoking on NCL

Dear All NCL cruisers, If you pop over to the Carnival boards, you will find out about the reports that Paradise will be repositioned next September and no longer be NON SMOKING. First Folks, PLEASE try not to make any answers a debate on the rights of smokers vs non-smokers. I am merely asking for input. Just FYI, My family and I for personal reasons enjoy (ed) the entire NON SMOKING cruise vacation environment of the Paradise. My husband and I are booked on what most likely will be our 6th and final cruise with her. In the posts made on a thread I started on the Carnival board, someone mentioned that NCL may offer an alternative for me.

Here is my question: What is the smoking/non-smoking policy on NCL? I am interested in

1) Are any cabins designated NON SMOKING?
2) Is Port designated SMOKING and Starboard NON SMOKING?
3) If there are SMOKING/NON SMOKING areas on NCL ships, does the cruiseline enforce the policy?
4)From experience on NCL ships, does anyone have advice on ship choice, location, itineraries for the NON SMOKER?

Again, I am looking for Positive information.
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Old December 15th, 2003, 09:57 AM
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Sue Sue,
1. NCL no longer has cabins for smoking/non smoking. They do clean rather well, and I have never smelled smoke upon entering a cabin.

2. In public rooms and lounges the port side is generally smoking while starboard is non smoking. The smoking sections are generally much smaller than the non.

3. I have seen enforcement of the smoking policy on several cruises

4. No recommendations just for a non smoker.

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Old December 15th, 2003, 10:22 AM
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Sue, we were on the Norwegian Majesty in November and the ship reeked of smoke, especially in and around the casino and a couple of lounges. Our suite was fine.

It was difficult to escape the smell of smoke with 90% of the passenger list hailing from the interior Carolinas. People seemed to smoke everywhere and I did not see anyone spoken to by anyone from NCL.

We're ex-smokers but try not to be Nazi's about it. Having said that, it would be nice if smokers showed a little bit of restraint and didn't go through outdoor buffet lines with butts hanging out of their mouths.
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Old December 15th, 2003, 05:33 PM
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I am an asthmatic with severe allergy troubles and an inhaler. While I knew NCL had no ship which was non-smoking and that there were no Non-smoking cabins, I desperately wanted to go to Alaska on the NCL Sun. (My health is deteriorating rapidly). I went on the Sept 7th sailing out of Seattle.

1) Are any cabins designated NON SMOKING?
Nope. However, call ahead several times, request and re-confirm with NCL (their number is on their website) and the room steward will run a Hepa filter air cleaner.
*Other notes, since I am allergic to EVERYTHING: They have eggcrate foam mattress pads you can request. The pillows were foam, and the wonderful comforter was a down-alternative that kept us toasty. I experienced no reactions to anything in our room.

2) Is Port designated SMOKING and Starboard NON SMOKING?
Port is smoking, starbord is nonsmoking. The signs are embedded in the outdoor furniture. People were very good about it, too.

3) If there are SMOKING/NON SMOKING areas on NCL ships, does the cruiseline enforce the policy?
I never saw it needing to be enforced, so can't say.

4)From experience on NCL ships, does anyone have advice on ship choice, location, itineraries for the NON SMOKER?
The one place it was smoky on the Sun was the Casino. I didn't go in, but had to walk the hall to go past. A hanky over the face does nicely.

Advice: If you really want to go on the cruise, don't let smoke stop you. Take along a mask, some inhalers, and whatever else you need for the times you might be around it, but it's still best to see places and be on a cruise.
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Old December 15th, 2003, 07:21 PM
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Thanks folks, I will certainly keep all your information in mind. Sue
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