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Old July 13th, 2007, 09:57 AM
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http://www.royalcaribbean.com/custom...33&faqType=faq

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Q: What is the penality for smoking in a stateroom?

A: Smoking is not permitted inside any stateroom, however, it is permitted on private outdoor balconies of balcony staterooms. A $250 cleaning fee for smoking inside a stateroom or suite will be applied to the SeaPass account for any guest found smoking inside their stateroom.
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I also have a concern with my son who can not be around the smoke even day or so old smoke. I have been on a few cruises and thought you could only smoke in designated areas on board. I was upset to read that smoking was allowed in cabins. Im glad that it is non smoking rooms.

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AS far as I have known for the past 5 years I really thought that there was alwasys designated smoking areas on the ship.
I totally agree with this... I do smoke.... and I personally don't feel that it is fair that a non smoker would have to smell this anywhere..I think that ppl that smoke should understand any policy about smoking in designated areas only.....That is called RESPECT for those that DONT SMOKE.

I have never been in a cabin where they aloud smoking......I can see on a Balcony Room Sure.... that isn't in a ROOM...

Those that Break the rules and Smoke in a Room I feel should be penalized.

If you Smoke Pay the EXTRA COST for a BALCONY if you want to be OUTSIDE your CABIN.....

This is just my opionion, regarding the Smoking Issues.
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Thisis what I found on the RCI FAQ ...

Q: What is Royal Caribbean's smoking policy?

A: For the comfort and enjoyment of our guests, smoking is prohibited onboard most areas of our ships. However, to provide an onboard environment that also satisfies smokers, we have special designated smoking areas in many of our lounges and on all open-air decks. On Alaska Cruisetours, smoking is not permitted on motorcoaches or inside traincars. On Canadian Rockies Cruisetours, smoking is not permitted on motorcoaches or anywhere on the traincars.

http://www.royalcaribbean.com/custom...33&faqType=faq

So which FAQ is correct?
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Its so great to know that smokers like you understand and respect those of us that dont.
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Now the link to the no smoking in cabin rules is not taking you to the page on other cruise message boards either. It either doesn't load at all or takes you to the FAQ message that Irish Shark is showing. Maybe RCCL reconsidered their position about this. I would think it would have to be on their home page very clearly rather than being on the FAQ area.
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Yup, that first link is dead.
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I just got off the phone with Royal Caribbean cruises customer service and they said smoking is allowed in all state rooms and designated smoking areas with the one exception you are not allowed to smoke ciagrs in your state room( I don't know why to me they smell better them cigarettes but whatever). They do not know where the rumor about a $250 cleaning fee came from but that it is totally untrue. There are not nor has there ever been a charge for smoking in your state room. It also does not state anything about smoking in your state rooms in the FAQ'S on the Royal Caribbean website. I am a smoking but I will not smoking while people are eating or if I am with people that do not smoke unless after I ask they say it is ok to do so. I know it can be annoying to smell smoke when you do not smoke and I try to be considerate of those that do not smoke. I will not smoke in my state room because my wife and daughters do not smoke and I would not subject them to my habit. The FAQ states as follows. This is directly from Royal Caribbeans website. Hope it clears somethings up for those of you have concerns about smoking.

Q: What is Royal Caribbean's smoking policy?

A: For the comfort and enjoyment of our guests, smoking is prohibited onboard most areas of our ships. However, to provide an onboard environment that also satisfies smokers, we have special designated smoking areas in many of our lounges and on all open-air decks. On Alaska Cruisetours, smoking is not permitted on motorcoaches or inside traincars. On Canadian Rockies Cruisetours, smoking is not permitted on motorcoaches or anywhere on the traincars.
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I am in complete agreement with RCL policy on smoking. They afford areas for smokers(me) to enjoy what we want to enjoy and yet not offend those who do not smoke.

While I am very accepting of this policy, I do not understand why no one
has prohibited the sale of liquor on a cruise ship. I do not particularly care to be around loud, drunk people...so, let's come up with an idea to separate the drinkers from the non-drinkers.

Perhaps, drinking and non-drinking sections in the dining room?????
WE can start with that - uh, oh - that will cut a major source of RCL and other cruise line's income!

Imagine that!
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when you buy liquor on a ship they keep it until the day you leave so lets not get drastic and want to prohibit buying liquor on a ship. And as for separate sections for drinkers, i hope y our kidding. we have cruised over 6 times and maybe came across 2 drunk people you just fumbled their way to their cabin and didn't cause problems. maybe you should sail on the disney line.
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sarcasm, just sarcasm!

I did sail on a Disney Ship - that was decidedly God's way of paying me back for anything bad that I ever did in my, so far, 60 years of life!

Either that, ot it felt like fire ants were stuck to my entire body and were never going to let go.

Please, not that again!!!!!!!

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Diane, you can't really the drinking thing in this instance. Drinking & breathing on someone isn't going to cause someone to go into a coughing fit. Smoking & blowing it into someone's face will.

Why? The human lungs is not meant to process smoke, hence, why people die from smoke inhalation in a fire.

I'm not knocking the smokers here, but common sense would allow no smoking in the rooms. You are on a cruise ship, in the middle of the ocean.
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Just to get back to the original post and topic..

NO such new policy has been put in place by RCI.
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I believe that RCI is planning to implement the new policy in 2008.
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Originally Posted by Seasail
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070723/clm014.html?.v=91

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Ah at least they had enough belief in their decisions to issue a press release stating their policy, unlike others trying to sneak the policy in, afraid to inform their passengers already booked.

From the sounds of this release, since they already had some non smoking lounges, they have just banned smoking in the cabins... but left it available to balconies.

Should save them cleaning $$, we'll see what it does to business.
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The link that I listed in my first post had disappeared. It is now back.

http://www.creative.rccl.com/Sales/r...olicy_FAQS.pdf
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The new smoking policy states as follows.
Q: What is the Smoking Policy on board?

A: Effective January 2008, smoking is only permitted in designated areas and outdoors on the Starboard side of the ship (contact the Guest Relations Desk for details). Smoking is not permitted in any dining venue, theater, hallway or corridor. Smoking is not permitted inside any stateroom, however, it is permitted on private outdoor balconies of balcony staterooms. A $250 penalty will be applied to the SeaPass for guests found smoking in staterooms. Cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco must be properly disposed of and never thrown overboard. A guest must be at least 18 years of age to purchase, possess or use tobacco on board.

The new policy will go into effect aboard 18 of 21 ships initially, with Legend of the Seas, Rhapsody of the Seas and Splendour of the Seas following suit with the 2008 summer season.
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Effective 01.08 ... Now what happens if that is in the middle of a cruise that left before this new rule goes into effect?
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I guess it wouldn't apply until the next cruise. I spoke to customer service last week at RCI and they didn't even know anything about this new policy. I'm interested in seeing if this will be the new policy for all the cruise lines and weather it will have a negative effect on the industry. I smoke and as long as there are places I can smoke I'm fine.But if it gets out of hand I my go to another cruise line or give up cruising all together. Just kidding.
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I just came back from a RCI cruise and I was told by my statewoom attendant that smoking was allowed. Now I was smoking a substance not legal in USA but no one said anything and from what I know I have not been charged a "cleaning fee"
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It will be a bit interesting to see which area the new "smoking policy" falls into....

a. rules that are not enforced
b. rules that are enforced

A... seems to be the more common category.
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Only time will tell. bizkilla the new policy does not go into effect until January '08
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OK, with all the links floating around I am not sure if the details on penalties are out there...
Royal Caribbean’s revised smoking policy
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We’ve got some additional information for you regarding Royal Caribbean’s revised smoking policy announced yesterday. As part of the new smoking rules, the line has also modified their Guest Conduct Policy regarding smoking on board. The new section is as follows
Smoking only permitted in designated areas and outdoors on the Starboard side of the ship (contact the Guest Relations Desk for details). Smoking is not permitted in any dining venue, theater, hallway or corridor. Smoking is not permitted inside any stateroom, however, it is permitted on private outdoor balconies. A $250 penalty will be applied to the SeaPass for guests found smoking in staterooms. Cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco must be properly disposed of and never thrown overboard. A guest must be at least 18 years of age to purchase, posses or use tobacco onboard.
Along with the revised Guest Conduct Policy the line has also released the consequences for violating it’s smoking policy these include:
A $250 cleaning fee for smoking inside a stateroom or suite.
Removal of certain onboard privileges, which may include being detained, quarantined or confined in a cabin or holding cell.
Confiscation of illegal/contraband/prohibited items which may be turned over to law enforcement authorities.
Denial of boarding on the current or any future Royal Caribbean cruise.
Reporting of incidents to government and law enforcement authorities for follow-on legal action.
Removal from a ship at the next port of call. Guests removed from a Royal Caribbean ship pursuant to this policy are responsible for their own accommodation’s and transportation home, at their expense. Documentation requirements for re-entry into the guest’s home country are the responsibility of the guest.


I don't want to stray OT but I just want to say I'd like to have some of the Conduct Policies applied to behavior due to alcohol/drugs as well.

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I think a lot of cruisers are saying that they cant picture their cabin attendants turning them in and jeopardizing their tips for the week.

Iv never noticed a smokey smell in my cabin, so was not caring one way or another. I hope this doesnt drive up the price of a balcony is all.
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I agree with RCI's movement to continue to eliminate smoking in public spaces onboard their ships. The Westin Hotel has banned smoking anywhere inside the hotel and they have not seen a loss in revenue. Personnally, I don't have a problem with folks smoking outside, but inside it is hard to not have the smoke attach itself to you and burn your eyes. As far as balcony smoking, I think it could also be a tough one, if you are a non-smoker and you're next to a smoker on the balcony, it will stink up your balcony as nothing more than a small piece of glass separates the two spaces. I've been really lucky to not have this problem; however, I'm knocking on wood that I don't run into this in the future.
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