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worldtravellersrus January 13th, 2011 06:03 PM

Smoking Policy on Princess
 
Is smoking allowed in both the cabins and on the balconies?
Wife and I are non smoker.

RichC January 14th, 2011 02:37 PM

Unfortunately they still allow smoking in the cabins & on the balconies. The residual smoke smell in the cabins is usually not a problem but from time to time can be if there were heavy smokers the previous cruise. The cabin can be given a through cleaning if it has to, including changing of drapes & shampooing carpets but this is not done unless it's requested although they do shampoo the carpets on a regular basis.
The balconies can present another problem entirely. If you have a few smokers nearby & the smoke blows in you direction there's not much you can do except to use the balcony when they're not smoking but it's hard to do especially if there are a few offenders. We've been on trips where I swore I'd never get another balcony & still others where the problem was only minor. It's a hit & miss game and until enough people complain & make Princess aware of their thoughts, they'll never make any improvements to correct the problems.

MercedMike January 15th, 2011 05:46 PM

Pass the popcorn
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by worldtravellersrus (Post 1342281)
Is smoking allowed in both the cabins and on the balconies?
Wife and I are non smoker.

AND THEY'RE OFF!

Let me get settled in my lounge chair. Steward, will you bring me a blanket? And somebody please pass the popcorn. Should be another good show.

;)

redcattle November 13th, 2011 08:31 AM

It seems Princess is changing its smoking policy as of the 15th January 2012 then smoking will be only allowed in designated areas and banned in all cabins and on all balconies

john_galt November 13th, 2011 10:18 AM

I applaud the policy change! There's nothing more irritating than being next door to a cigar smoker. Their right to emit toxic fumes ends when it affects me!

bo'sun hank November 15th, 2011 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by john_galt (Post 1401203)
I applaud the policy change! There's nothing more irritating than being next door to a cigar smoker. Their right to emit toxic fumes ends when it affects me!

Completely agree!! Hopefully the no smoking areas will continue to expand. Hoo-Rah for Princess

RichC November 28th, 2011 05:37 PM

We just got home from a b2b on the Emerald & the first 10 days was almost smoke free on the balcony but during the second 10 days I had to keep reminding myself that in Jan the problem would come to an end. It seems that no matter when we were on our balcony the smoke problem was annoying.
Only a little over a month & we can all breath freely.
:cool:

61maris61 December 6th, 2011 02:12 PM

Jan 14th??
 
We're cruising on Crown Princess on January 14th. I wonder: does that mean the 7 day cruise will be no balcony smoking or all balcony smoking days? Will they have one day of smoking, then tell people to stop?

I'm not a smoker, but with a balcony cabin it'd be nice to know what to expect.

Fern December 6th, 2011 10:08 PM

Here's what it says on the Princess site:

"SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (June 15, 2011) -- Princess Cruises has announced that smoking will no longer be allowed in passenger staterooms or on balconies, effective on all sailings departing after January 15, 2012. "

So I'd guess that you're right. One day of smoking will be allowed on balconies (the 14th), then smoker's have to go to the smoking area's. At least that the way I read it :).

RichC December 7th, 2011 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by 61maris61 (Post 1404508)
We're cruising on Crown Princess on January 14th. I wonder: does that mean the 7 day cruise will be no balcony smoking or all balcony smoking days? Will they have one day of smoking, then tell people to stop?

I'm not a smoker, but with a balcony cabin it'd be nice to know what to expect.

The way I understand it is that if your cruise leaves on Jan 14 the whole trip will allow smoking in the cabins & balconies. Sorry, but your cruise has got to be a big disappointment as a non smoker. Good luck not having a smoker nearby.

Golden1 December 7th, 2011 05:43 PM

I also found the smoking to be annoying in the outside eating areas. One thing always kills me about smokers and eating. Smokers dont like to smoke while they are eating so they wait until they are finished. Then they light up and have no care of consideration for all the other people around them who are STILL EATING.:-? Yay for Princess!! I wouldnt be surprised if their sales go up next year!

fun2cruiz December 7th, 2011 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Golden1 (Post 1404752)
I also found the smoking to be annoying in the outside eating areas. One thing always kills me about smokers and eating. Smokers dont like to smoke while they are eating so they wait until they are finished. Then they light up and have no care of consideration for all the other people around them who are STILL EATING.:-? Yay for Princess!! I wouldnt be surprised if their sales go up next year!

And the smoking debate continues and despite the cruiselines trying to appease both smokers and non smokers, still the non smokers will find something to fuss about ! :rolleyes:

MercedMike December 8th, 2011 11:58 AM

Non smokers
 
Carnival for several years had the Paradise, a totally non-smoking ship. Eventually they dropped that policy. It was never confirmed, but rumors on the boards said that they learned that non-smokers are also usually light drinkers and light gamblers, and their revenues from the bars and casino dropped off significantly.

Cruise ships are highly dependent on those two areas. Keep an eye on Princess' "great experiment" and see what happens. Or better yet, if you are a non-smoker, be sure to hit the bars and casinos heavily to preserve the non-smoking policy! ;)

RichC December 8th, 2011 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by MercedMike (Post 1404852)
Carnival for several years had the Paradise, a totally non-smoking ship. Eventually they dropped that policy. It was never confirmed, but rumors on the boards said that they learned that non-smokers are also usually light drinkers and light gamblers, and their revenues from the bars and casino dropped off significantly.

Cruise ships are highly dependent on those two areas. Keep an eye on Princess' "great experiment" and see what happens. Or better yet, if you are a non-smoker, be sure to hit the bars and casinos heavily to preserve the non-smoking policy! ;)

Other than the Paradise I can't recall any business that having instated a smoking ban of any sort has gone back to allow smoking once again.
Also, we have no intention of increasing our drinking or going into any of their casino's as they will soon become a smoking haven for those in need of a nicotine fix.

MercedMike December 9th, 2011 09:48 AM

Smoking ban
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RichC (Post 1404864)
Other than the Paradise I can't recall any business that having instated a smoking ban of any sort has gone back to allow smoking once again.
Also, we have no intention of increasing our drinking or going into any of their casino's as they will soon become a smoking haven for those in need of a nicotine fix.

Drinking and casino was a joke, Rich, it was a joke!

However, your reaction sort of proves the point, doesn't it? Non smokers are also frequently light drinkers and non gamblers.

Around here I can hardly think of any businesses that started a smoking ban voluntarily. All of them were forced into it by the state of California. So they do not have the option of going back.

Stevejobs December 14th, 2011 06:15 AM

Yes Smoking is allowed in cabin and balconies. But in the month of January it will be changed and Smoking is allowed only in designated area.

ruthlessboss December 14th, 2011 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Golden1 (Post 1404752)
I also found the smoking to be annoying in the outside eating areas. One thing always kills me about smokers and eating. Smokers dont like to smoke while they are eating so they wait until they are finished. Then they light up and have no care of consideration for all the other people around them who are STILL EATING.:-? Yay for Princess!! I wouldnt be surprised if their sales go up next year!

This has got to be one of the dumbest posts I've seen! HELLO...what's the smoking area for? We sit there for a reason! We are aware people light up!

RichC December 15th, 2011 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by ruthlessboss (Post 1405652)
This has got to be one of the dumbest posts I've seen! HELLO...what's the smoking area for? We sit there for a reason! We are aware people light up!

I think Golden 1 just happen to choose a smoking area and didn't realize it at the time.
The great news is that in another 30 days the smoking lamp will be out in rooms & balconies and we can enjoy ourselves without being smoked out every 15 minutes.
The smokers will have their designated smoking areas & I'm sure most people will respect them.

DeepSpace December 22nd, 2011 02:08 AM

Smoke in the assigned areas and don't smoke in the areas you shouldn't smoke in.


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