Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Princess Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old January 13th, 2011, 05:03 PM
Junior Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 16
Default Smoking Policy on Princess

Is smoking allowed in both the cabins and on the balconies?
Wife and I are non smoker.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old January 14th, 2011, 01:37 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: cape coral, fl
Posts: 399
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old January 15th, 2011, 04:46 PM
MercedMike's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,236
Talking Pass the popcorn

Quote:
Originally Posted by worldtravellersrus View Post
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.

__________________
Mike

Check out our reviews and pics of our 41 cruises at
http://www.bully4.us/cruising.html
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old November 13th, 2011, 07:31 AM
Junior Member
Welcome Newcomer
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1
Default

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
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old November 13th, 2011, 09:18 AM
john_galt's Avatar
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 156
Default

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!
__________________
Celebrity Constellation (Penthouse booked for 2014)
Princess Grand Princess (2012) Vista Suite
Princess Crown Princess (2011) mini-suite
Princess Emerald Princess (2010) min-suite
Carnival Conquest (2008)
Princess Grand Princess (2003)
Carnival Victory (2002)
Celebrity Century (1997) Century Suite
Carnival Fantasy (1997)
Carnival Ecstasy (1994) Grand Suite
NCL Sunward (1992) Marquee Suite
RCI Nordic Empress (1990)
RCI Song of America (1988)
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old November 15th, 2011, 12:54 PM
bo'sun hank's Avatar
Junior Member
Welcome Newcomer
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: North Texas
Posts: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by john_galt View Post
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
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old November 28th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: cape coral, fl
Posts: 399
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old December 6th, 2011, 01:12 PM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 33
Default 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.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old December 6th, 2011, 09:08 PM
Fern's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 5,104
Default

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 .
__________________
Fern

"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour."

Carnival Inspiration 2002 Carnival Elation 2004
Grand Princess 2004 NCL Sun 2005
Sun Princess 2006 NCL Dream 2007
Caribbean Princess 2007 NCL Dawn 2008
Island Princess 2008 Island Princess 2009
Golden Princess 2009 Carnival Conquest 2010
Grand Princess 2010 Island Princess 2011
Grand Princess 2011 Carnival Magic 2012
Carnival Dream 2012 Island Princess 2013
Carnival Magic 2013 Carnival Legend 2014
Sea Princess 2014
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old December 7th, 2011, 11:21 AM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: cape coral, fl
Posts: 399
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 61maris61 View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old December 7th, 2011, 04:43 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 242
Default

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!
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old December 7th, 2011, 06:14 PM
fun2cruiz's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Savannah, Ga.
Posts: 651
Send a message via AIM to fun2cruiz
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Golden1 View Post
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 !
__________________
Your Travel "angel" ~~~ Curtis

"January"
Blizzard Flavored Treat & Cake Of The Month
"Strawberry CheeseQuake"
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old December 8th, 2011, 10:58 AM
MercedMike's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,236
Question 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!
__________________
Mike

Check out our reviews and pics of our 41 cruises at
http://www.bully4.us/cruising.html
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old December 8th, 2011, 12:58 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: cape coral, fl
Posts: 399
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MercedMike View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old December 9th, 2011, 08:48 AM
MercedMike's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,236
Exclamation Smoking ban

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichC View Post
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.
__________________
Mike

Check out our reviews and pics of our 41 cruises at
http://www.bully4.us/cruising.html
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old December 14th, 2011, 05:15 AM
Junior Member
Welcome Newcomer
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old December 14th, 2011, 06:21 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: St. Cloud, Florida
Posts: 1,365
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Golden1 View Post
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!
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old December 15th, 2011, 07:56 AM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: cape coral, fl
Posts: 399
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ruthlessboss View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old December 22nd, 2011, 01:08 AM
DeepSpace's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: My House
Posts: 333
Default

Smoke in the assigned areas and don't smoke in the areas you shouldn't smoke in.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
2011, 2012, cabins, changing, cruise, cruises, emerald, forum, lines, nonsmoking, policy, princess, problem, ship, smokers, smoking

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Smoking policy elf Holland America 13 April 20th, 2009 09:23 PM
Smoking policy elf Norwegian Cruise Lines 10 April 16th, 2009 10:25 PM
smoking policy ? beachcomber Carnival Cruise Lines 5 April 21st, 2008 09:02 AM
Smoking/Non Smoking policy enforement? Sue Sue Chit - Chat for Cruisers 4 December 23rd, 2003 11:47 AM
SMOKING..what's the policy mimi Royal Caribbean International 4 July 26th, 2003 07:27 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:31 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1