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Peyton January 14th, 2011 01:54 PM

Seabourn Odyssey/Seabourn smoking policy
I am strongly considering taking a cruise on this line for the first time. It would be an upcoming transatlantic starting out of Ft Lauderdale. From what I have read so far Seabourn seems to have a fairly liberal smoking policy compared to some other cruise lines. Smoking OK in all cabins etc.

Second hand smoke and even residual smoke smells in a cabin can be a problem for me.

So how is it on Seabourn in general and Odyssey if anyone knows.

Thank you

Iamboatman January 14th, 2011 09:36 PM

Seabourn is pretty fanatical about eliminating any hint of smoke...or any other order for that matter. I won't go into all that goes into that but it is pretty extensive.

I have a pretty keen nose and other than one section in the Observation Lounge on Deck 10 forward I don't think you will find anything objectionable.

Remember also there really aren't that many smokers anymore.

GrannyLorr January 15th, 2011 06:24 AM

Well I cant comment on the problems of smoking on the big ships, as I have never been on them.
However on the small ships I have notched up a few feel like I can add my comments.
I have actually notched up something like 160 plus all that time I have never smelt any sign of smoking in the suite. I dont know if its true, but have been told that all drapes etc are taken out of a suite where a smoker has resided, and are cleaned or replaced for the next guest. Our suites have always been smoke free.

Sometimes we have smelt smoke in the actually doesnt bother us at all, but I can see that it certainly would bother some people.

I must say though, that the worst cruise we ever did as far as smoking was concerned was a Trans Atlantic Crossing. This was our only TA Crossing and we would hesitate to do another. We had just sailed for 72 days around South America, and didnt have any problems....then continued on to do a TA Crossing....... the smoking problem escalated on this Crossing. Its funny how each cruise can attract an entirely different group of people. On this cruise we couldnt go to "The Club" for drinks before dinner. The reason was because "The Club" was full of smokers. I believe that since then The Club has become a NO SMOKING area, so that is a problem that has been solved.
What I now read on CC etc. though, is that now the smokers have taken over the Observation Lounge...and Bar.....the Observation Lounges on all the ships, is an area where all guests should feel comfortable....have the best views......and is a great area to relax, either day or night......The smoking rules in this area is "only smoking on the Starboard side"....try telling the smoke that it has to stay on one side of the lounge!!
I really think it is time that Seabourn stopped all smoking in PUBLIC AREAS areas like the Sky Bar etc, smoking shouldnt be a problem....but in indoor areas is obviously is a problem.

lord of the seas January 15th, 2011 08:02 AM

The only time I have smelt smoke on a Seabourn ship has been on Deck 5 of Odyssey outside the offices of the Hotel Manager, Maitre d' and cruise entertainment staff.

Katzenjammer February 15th, 2011 05:17 PM

I am also very sensitive to smoke and I dont remember it being a problem on my Seabourn cruise many years ago. These days not that many people smoke, and those who do are usualy polite about it.

GrannyLorr February 16th, 2011 06:10 AM

Katzenjammer...looking at your "cruising history" its a very long time since you sailed with Seabourn. Have you given any thought to trying them again one day? I would imagine there would be far less smoking today than what there was in 1995! It was almost still acceptable back then! :rolleyes:

diebroke February 16th, 2011 09:00 AM

I have only sailed on the small ships & have never noticed residual smoke in the suite or in any indoor venue. I am fairly sensitive to it & annoyed by it.
The only problem we have experienced was cigar smokers at the Sky Bar.

GrannyLorr February 16th, 2011 04:01 PM

I think that the smokers have to have an area, but it shouldnt be an indoor area. My biggest beef is the smoking in the "top deck lounge" (different name on each ship). This is such a lovely room to spend some hours in on sea days, and again on times like Panama Canal and Suez Canal, Amazon River we spend all day there. It is usually where trivia takes place and afternoon tea....but is spoilt by the smoke wafting from the starboard side of the lounge. We dont spend a lot of time at the Sky Bar, so smoking there hasnt really bothered us....however maybe some "smoking" tables should be set up over near the rail, so the actual bar is kept smoke free......

GrannyLorr April 26th, 2011 07:00 PM

oh....just noticed the previous poster is listed as BANNED!!! Why? whats the gossip? Is she/he as bad a Granny was on CC??? rofl

Iamboatman April 26th, 2011 08:30 PM

She had a signature to a site selling cigarettes.

GrannyLorr April 27th, 2011 05:39 AM are just pulling my leg Boatman! :p

Iamboatman April 27th, 2011 08:42 AM

It's just "smoke" & mirrors! :D (Seriously, that was the reason. She/he/it posted the link on a number of threads. I am surprised CM hasn't pulled the post, actually.)

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