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happy guy April 8th, 2005 10:58 AM

cigars
 
where can i enjoy a good cigar

hydro-terp April 8th, 2005 01:25 PM

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Explorer of the Seas has a cigar lounge. Its pretty nice with leather couchs and chairs. It also has a helpful attendent and a small selection of cigars. I cant speak for the other ships.

sal7202 April 9th, 2005 12:11 PM

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Brilliance has a nice cigar lounge also. It's open from around 9:00 pm till the last smoker leaves. The attendant was also friendly and helpful. The selection of cigars was modest, mostly Dominicans, but the attendant had a special stash of Cubans for sale which she purchased onshore. Personally I thought the prices were way too high, cigars I can buy here in NY for between $5 to $10 were priced between $12.00 to $20.00. I brought my own cigars, and enjoyed the company of other smokers every night.


Thomas April 11th, 2005 01:04 PM

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I enjoy cigars out on the open deck, usually at night, on the back of the ship.

If the cigar lounge attendant had Cuban cigars he/she would be a smuggler once the ship enters U.S. waters. Not that the Customs Agents are going to raid the lounge or anything but............ ! You can buy Cubans in almost any port in the Caribbean but they are not that cheap. Fifteen bucks for a Monte Cristo or Churchill. And you need to be careful that you're buying a real Cuban.

Regards,
Thomas

sal7202 April 11th, 2005 02:12 PM

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You are right, they are not cheap, $19.00 for a Monte Cristo # 2, $13.00 for a # 3, $15.00 for a Bolivar Belicosa. Furthermore, they are nothing special and probably not worth the price. Personally, I prefer Dominicans, primarily La Gloria Cubana, however, in most of the Carribbean Ports you can't find anything except Cubans offered in the shops, that is why I bring cigars with me.


hydro-terp April 12th, 2005 09:44 AM

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Yeah Id bring your own. Get some beads from www.climmax.com or www.bargainhumidors.com and put a couple tablespoons in the cut off toe of a pantyhoe. Tie it off and make like a bean bag. Hydrate the beads with distilled water and throw it and cigars in a suitably sized rubbermaid container. Presto one El Cheapo travel humidor. Maybe put a small piece of foam in the container to keep everything from getting thrown around in transit.

I use them in my cheap Thompson Cigar humidor at home and they're great. I just give them spritz from a spray bottle of distilled water every couple weeks or whenever the humidity starts falling. Very low maintenance.

More info can be found on the beads etc at cigarpass.com. Do a seach on igloodors and tupperdors regarding poormans storage.

sal7202 April 12th, 2005 09:28 PM

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Actually, I got a nice travel humidor from Thompson and it came with a small Credido as well as a humidity guage, it holds about 20 cigars and works real well. It was one of those $29.95 specials where you got 12 cigars plus the travel humidor and a Thompson logo hat.


anon April 17th, 2005 07:42 AM

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It would be preferable for the majority of people onboard if you waited till the cruise was finished

JPHC April 17th, 2005 08:09 AM

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he doesnt have to wait until cruise is finished there areplenty of place sto smoke cigars that YOU dont have to go to.he pays the same amount to cruise and can smoke his cigars.until there are no smoking cruise you will have to deal with it.

happy guy April 18th, 2005 08:42 AM

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thanks for all your help

AliSun April 18th, 2005 12:55 PM

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I'm assuming that one may smoke a cigarette in the same areas that cigars are acceptable? if a person wants to have a smoke by the pool are they permitted?

JPHC April 18th, 2005 03:31 PM

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yes you may smoke one side of the pool deck is non somikng and the other is smoking
hAPPY GUY no prob am fellow cigar smoker and am repectful of others but reserve my right to smoke when i am outside i dont smoke inside and if people cannot handle it outside they need not to sit by pool as yo can smell the smoke from the ship also.

sal7202 April 18th, 2005 10:02 PM

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Well said JPHC, some people just aren't happy unless they are trying to make someone else miserable.

sal7202 April 18th, 2005 10:07 PM

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BTW Alisun, smoking options for cigaretts are much greater than for Cigars or pipes. There are lots of indoor public spaces which allow cigaretts but not cigars or pipes, including, the casino, and bars and lounges.


JPHC April 19th, 2005 06:08 AM

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SAL7202
THANK YOU

John44 June 7th, 2005 03:46 PM

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Unfortunately they allow smoking in designated areas of all the bars, but cigarette smoke does not seem to understand it should stay in these areas, polluting the complete interior of the bars forcing non smokers to inhale secondary smoke damaging our health and making us smell every bit as bad as the smokers.

It is time some of the bars are designated non smoking, to allow it in part of the bar is like saying we can urinate in the shallow end of the swiming pool.

Non Smoker June 8th, 2005 04:56 AM

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Author: happy guy
Date: 04-08-05 10:58

where can i enjoy a good cigar

How about in your own home, please do not pollute areas that the rest of us wish to frequent.

jphc318 June 8th, 2005 06:22 AM

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if you dont like cigars maybe you can stay in your own home.i may not like things you do but i have to deal withthem on the ship so you have to deal with others .Just because people smoke they shouldnt enjoy there vacation.i am sure the ship is big enough for you not to have to be so close to smokers.when you pay for my vacation then you can tell me what to do until then Chill and enjoy your vacation.remeber the smoker paid as much if nor more fo rtheir cruise !

Puzled June 8th, 2005 08:48 AM

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Perhaps their could be a smoking room for them to smoke themselves to death in.

jphc318 June 8th, 2005 09:56 AM

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you are invited !i will personally let you sit next to me.!

jphc318 June 8th, 2005 09:57 AM

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by the way you dont like it?find a non smoking cruise.i was being kind just stating opinion and some people have to be nasty so i return the favor!

Puzled June 9th, 2005 05:15 AM

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Author: jphc318
Date: 06-08-05 09:56

you are invited !i will personally let you sit next to me.!




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As a non smoker I am certain I would not want to sit next to you even if you were not smoking.

Ninty percent of smokers have the smell coming out of every pore of their body, one has to hold our breath if we stand next to you in a lift etc.,

sal7202 June 9th, 2005 06:40 AM

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Puzled, like the song says "Get over it".

JPHC, isn't it incredible how in a culture that supposedly celebrates "Diversity" and "Freedom" people who engage in certain activities can be attacked with impunity.

So long as the cruiselines continue to provide a place for me to enjoy a good cigar I will do so. The day a cruiseline says I can't have a cigar on vacation, is the day I stop sailing on that line.


Deb Carroll June 9th, 2005 07:44 AM

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I have been on 5 cruises. I do not smoke and I have not had smoke bother me during any of the cruises. I think smokers are much more concern about others (these days), then non-smokers are about hurting feelings.

jphc318 June 9th, 2005 09:39 AM

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SAL AMEN!
DEB THANK YOU .


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