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elf April 4th, 2009 04:07 PM

Smoking policy
 
Hello Fellowcruisers,

I have never been on the NCL and was told by a NCL agent that smoking is allowed inside as well as outside the balcony staterooms.

Could someone please tell me if the smoke from the rooms below, side to side and above drift into your room (both my husband and myself are non-smokers).

The NCL agent assured me that after a room is vacated for new guests they thoroughly clean the room (curtains are taken down, etc.)

Thank you for your assistance.


elf

Taz April 4th, 2009 05:00 PM

I have never been affected inside or outside our Balcony rooms by smokers. The casino and bars are a different story though.

This opens a whole new discussion about banning smoking completely from all ships. I would be a strong supporter of having non-smoking ships.

It was interesting to witness a couple weeks ago in the main theatre when at the start of each show (when the anouncement reminding everyone that there is no smoking allowed) was made there was a very big cheer from the audience.

Having never smoked it would suit me fine but I am sure it would be tough for people that do to stop for such long times.

Perhaps they could design a smoking room in one of the very large "smoke stacks" LOL

What are the thought out there :?: :?:

elf April 4th, 2009 10:28 PM

Hello Taz,

Thank you for replying to my e-mail query.

I see that you have been on NCL Pearl. What was that like? NCL Pearl has a cruise for 14-nights, but we are put off because of the smoking policy. Did you have any problems on the NCL Pearl with regards to the cigarette smoking at all if you had a balcony?

I remember either RCCL or Carnival had a cruise ship that was strictly non-smoking which we were going to take one year and they cancelled the non-smoking policy on that particular ship because they were losing profits. They claimed that people who smoked drank more liquor than non-smokers.

elf

shoreguy April 4th, 2009 11:50 PM

elf

Most passengers don't smoke and have little problem with NCL. I have never found a trace of smoke in a cabin. It you neighbors smoke on a balcony you may get a whiff if you are on your balcony. All the indooor public areas except the casino and cigar bar are smoke free.

nmnita April 5th, 2009 04:27 PM

Re: Smoking policy
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by elf
Hello Fellowcruisers,

I have never been on the NCL and was told by a NCL agent that smoking is allowed inside as well as outside the balcony staterooms.

Could someone please tell me if the smoke from the rooms below, side to side and above drift into your room (both my husband and myself are non-smokers).

The NCL agent assured me that after a room is vacated for new guests they thoroughly clean the room (curtains are taken down, etc.)

Thank you for your assistance.


elf

No one can guarantee you the smoke from a balcony will not drift to another bacony but other than that, you will never smell smoke at all. There are very few lines that have outlawed smoking in cabins or on balconies, but most have cracked down on where you can and can not smoke...Except for the casino I doubt you will have any problems..

Nita

nmnita April 5th, 2009 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taz
I have never been affected inside or outside our Balcony rooms by smokers. The casino and bars are a different story though.

This opens a whole new discussion about banning smoking completely from all ships. I would be a strong supporter of having non-smoking ships.

It was interesting to witness a couple weeks ago in the main theatre when at the start of each show (when the anouncement reminding everyone that there is no smoking allowed) was made there was a very big cheer from the audience.

Having never smoked it would suit me fine but I am sure it would be tough for people that do to stop for such long times.

Perhaps they could design a smoking room in one of the very large "smoke stacks" LOL

What are the thought out there :?: :?:

ok, here we go again; we are not yet, at a stage in the smoking/non smoking society to support a non smoiking ship..It has been tried, didn't work....!!! Cut and dry..

Most ships only have 1 smoking bar so even your argument there doesn't hold much water. A few ships allow smoking in a couple of the bars. NCL usually only has one bar (the casino bar) that allows smoking and some areas outside. he casino is the one area where smoking can be a problem for non-smokers. Luckily many ships now have a couple of non smoking days or nights in the casino: problem, they do not get nearly as large of crowds..

Smoking has not been allowed in the showrooms or dining rooms for many years. When we frist cruised they had smoking and non smoking tables for meals and smoking was allowed everywhere on the ships. Of course in those days the majority of adults were smokers. Thank goodness now, most of us have quit..

For now we will have to learn to get along with each other and make confromisis.. I think most of us can do that..

ELF, yes, Carnival had a non smoking ship, they did lose money but my understanding was, they had trouble filling the ship as well as smokers are bigger drinkers. I don't think that is totally the truth and I have never had a sales rep from Carnival tell me or tell anyone in our company that was the reason. I have heard the ship was not selling out, partly because it was very hard to book large groups, which is one place ships make their money.. Most large groups have a mixture of smokers and non smokers...

Nita :wink:

arwenmark April 5th, 2009 07:42 PM

Yes on both accounts, I have had smoke come from the surrounding balconies and from the cabin next door, Connecting cabins, not related. Never do connecting cabins again. Smoke, noise, awful.

I am so glad that Celebrity now does not allow any smoking in cabins or on balconies.

Taz April 5th, 2009 08:57 PM

I think it would be acceptable to have no smoking in the rooms or balconys but have a few vented smoking rooms throughout the ship, as well as the other usual places.
Hotels are all non smoking now, so why not the ships "hotel rooms".

nlabbe8128 April 14th, 2009 05:19 PM

Smoking Yes or No in cabins?
 
I just found this website and I love it!!! But your all confusing me!
We're cruising the NCL Sky to Bahamas next month. Can you smoke in the cabins or not? How about the bathrooms in the cabins? We're going to have on handicap room and one with a balcony.

shoreguy April 14th, 2009 07:05 PM

Re: Smoking Yes or No in cabins?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nlabbe8128
I just found this website and I love it!!! But your all confusing me!
We're cruising the NCL Sky to Bahamas next month. Can you smoke in the cabins or not? How about the bathrooms in the cabins? We're going to have on handicap room and one with a balcony.

Yes you can smoke in either cabin, on the balcony, and yes even in the bathroom. You can also smoke in the casino or out on deck.

dnunez April 16th, 2009 11:25 PM

We just returned from the Spirit and I think if you had a connecting cabin you would be able to smell the smoke, we could smell cologne with our connecting cabin and on the balcony you might be able to smell smoke depending on if you are in port or moving. The cabins did not smell like smoke and while we were waiting to disembark I watched a cleaning crew use a machine in the cabin across from us, don't know if it cleans the air or fumigates for insects? The pool deck has smoking areas and the casino had several smokers, but it was not overwhelming.


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