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merchantnavyman1969 May 17th, 2014 04:45 PM

some people are allowed to smoke and some are not.its a choice of life. if you dont like people smoking then go on a total non smoking ship if u can find one. people pay an awful lot of money to go on a cruise so why should you complain about others who enjoy a smoke when they have paid the same or money for the cruise than you have

SausPud May 17th, 2014 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by merchantnavyman1969 (Post 1500546)
some people are allowed to smoke and some are not.its a choice of life. if you dont like people smoking then go on a total non smoking ship if u can find one. people pay an awful lot of money to go on a cruise so why should you complain about others who enjoy a smoke when they have paid the same or money for the cruise than you have

So if I fly on a plane with you and paid the same amount of money for my seat, I'm allowed to smoke and damage your health because I paid to be there as well.
Don't think money buys you the right to damage my lungs and health.

merchantnavyman1969 May 18th, 2014 05:25 PM

booked our cruise in october last year . asked if still ok to smoke on balcony. was told yes, so spent lots of money on balcony so that we could have a beer and smoke like we did on independence of seas in 2012 but now that we are a few days away from our cruise we find that smoking policy changed without any feed back from rcb, will have to improvise as only 7 night cruise but if rcb keep restricting their smoking customers to smaller venues onboard then this will be my last cruise with them

rollerdonna May 18th, 2014 05:51 PM

Personally, I would le to sei ALL ships on ALL cruise lines go smoke-free, for a safer and healthier voyage. But it will probably never happen.

donna

merchantnavyman1969 May 18th, 2014 05:59 PM

you are not allowed to smoke on a plane.and you are only on a plane for a certain amount of hours to get you from one destination to another quickly.so perhaps you should get your priorities right. when you pay a lot of money to go on a cruise your paying for a holiday to relax and enjoy yourself whether it be for 7 or 14 days or longer .obviously by your posts on this site you have an aversion to smokers perhaps because you have either smoked in the past or have lost someone because of their smoking habit.you can change the argument around as much as you wish but everyone is entitled to do what they wish to do with their lives as long as they do not force their habits on others. this entails freedom within reason to do as they please. without you finding every excuse to moan about people who smoke. look foreward to your next reply

merchantnavyman1969 May 18th, 2014 06:00 PM

never likely

SausPud May 18th, 2014 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by merchantnavyman1969 (Post 1500603)
when you pay a lot of money to go on a cruise your paying for a holiday to relax and enjoy yourself whether it be for 7 or 14 days or longer

And I want to enjoy myself without having my health effected or my lifespan shortened. FACT: Second hand smoke is just as bad as first hand smoke. Would you blow smoke into a babies face? NO. So why blow it into mine.

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Originally Posted by merchantnavyman1969 (Post 1500603)
everyone is entitled to do what they wish to do with their lives as long as they do not force their habits on others. this entails freedom within reason to do as they please. without you finding every excuse to moan about people who smoke. look foreward to your next reply

So when you are at dinner, and I'm sat next to you. Just before dessert, I decide to inject myself with drugs, but not offer any to you, that's fine by your standards.

I'm not saying stop smoking. You can kill yourself early if you choose to do so. But you are forcing your habits onto others by smoking in areas where other people are. This is why there are smoking areas and non smoking areas. So people can choose where they want to be, in smoke filled areas or not. You are not smoking in the dining rooms anymore but 20 years ago it was fine.
What we are saying is that ALL public areas should be non smoking. A smoking room (or bar area) for smokers only and not on balconies as smoke will drift to other non smokers balconies.
Alot more places and venues are going smoke free and ships IMHO should be as well. Maybe if they had a smoking only ship and see if that works.

NogoJoe October 22nd, 2014 08:54 AM

I was pleased to see that RCI were not going to allow smoking on balconies but was unaware of the change to smoking in the casino which is now allowed. That was not publicised.
Most of Deck 4 and some of Deck 5 smelt of smoke not to mention the port sides of deck and most deck 11 and it completely ruined our holiday.
I've been on the the same ship twice before (independence) and it was great. This last time I couldn't wait to get off, it was awful. Last time with RCI for us I'm afraid if gambling revenue is considered more important than the health of their "customers"


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