Can anyone tell me if Royal Caribbean ships are non-smoking ships? I heard someewhere that they were and I'd like to confirm this before we make our decisin as to which ship to cruise? Is smoking allowed in the staterooms?
> Can anyone tell me if Royal Caribbean ships are non-smoking
> ships? I heard someewhere that they were and I'd like to
> confirm this before we make our decisin as to which ship to
> cruise? Is smoking allowed in the staterooms?
Royal Caribbean ships are NOT non smoking ships at this time. In fact, they have no non smoking cabins at all.
They do have designated areas for smoking and non smoking guests. The dining rooms and show rooms are non smoking.
The daily activities papers onboard do describe RCI ships as "Primarily Non Smoking", which I think is a joke. Seems like double speak to me, and I'm a smoker!
As Kuki indicates, RCCL does allow smoking in designated areas. Our family just returned from a week on the Enchantment and the only time you were aware of smoke was in the Casino. We are all non smokers and didn't have a problem at all. If you really want the non smoking, the Carnival Paradis is non smoking and apparently a really nice ship.
Thanks for the info. Hubby is a smoker and wasn't willing to try Royal Caribbean if he had to go a week without smoking. Our first cruise was last month on the Millennium. There were designated smoking areas and it wasn't a problem for us ... except for people who sat in the smoking section and then complained about it, but we find that everywhere. When we were in St. Thomas we saw the non-smoking ship with a big cigarette with a red x through it on the back of the ship. heard rumors they found someone smoking and put them off in St. Thomas.
Congratulations doug. You are a stronger person that my hubby and I. Someday maybe I can say I'm a quitter too and be ornery just like you! !. We are very considerate smokers and if it is bothering someone we definitely will move to a new location or put it out. there are some out there who are considerate, so everybody quit picking on me okay? I'm a nice person... even if I do have a dirty habit! .
This post reminds me of a story.. a 95 year old man was being interviewed and was asked what the secret to longevity was.
He said.... If u dont drink, and u don't smoke, and u don't womanize, even if u don't live to be 95, it'll feel like it <G>
Actually there is hope. I was the world's happiest 3 pack a day smoker. I had absoloutely no intention of quitting, ever. Nobody believed that I would be able to quit. I then had my retirement physical from the U S Air Force and had a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT). The doctor took a look at the results and told me that if it was this bad at age 40 that he could almost guarantee that if (<---the if being the real scary part) I was around at age 60 I would be carting around a tank of oxygen. I haven't touched one since. Nicorette gum was a big help for me and I used that for the first two months after I quit, it fooled my system into thinking I had smoked. The usage declined until one day I noticed that I didn't use one Nicorette gum either. Then I was truly free.
I am fairly tolerant of smokers but once in a while I have to get crazy on a smoking friend.
Renaissance Cruise Lines are also smoke-free (for the time being). I think that most of the major cruise lines have done a great job of creating smoke-free and smoking areas.
Although it would not be my first pick, I wouldn't hestiate to book the Paradise if I wanted a smoke free Caribbean cruise. I personally really like Carnival and like the layout of the ship; my only qualm is that the ship does not have any non-suite balcony cabins.