Just trying to stir things up. If there is anything worse than the stench of cigar smoke inside an enclosed space, I don't think I have ever encountered it. I believe in the freedom of cigar smokers to smoke all the cigars you wish, but please confine your smoking to designated areas far away from the rest of us.
I also agree...cigar smoke is pretty nasty, as well as some pipe smoke...my husband & I loved the *completely* smoke-free environment of the Paradise, and we were very glad to find out they had changed the itinerary of the ship so we can sail her a 2nd time!
Wonder when other cruise lines are going to follow suit..........
I also agree. In fact, I am a cigar smoker! I gave up the cigarettes a year ago but do like to smoke a cigar occassionally and love to get the Cubans when I'm in the Caribbean. But there are few good places to smoke the cigars on board and you're not allowed to bring them back into the U.S. The cigar bars/rooms are great. Let us keep them please.
Michael's Club on most of the Celebrity ships are a FANTASTIC idea. We spent time in there every evening and it DOESN'T SMELL LIKE CIGARS!!!! I don't know if they have a special ventilation system in there, but even cigar-haters and non-smokers were spending time there because of the club like atmosphere. I hope more lines take the hint and put cigar bars in their ships!
On the HAL ships we have been on, every evening after dinner is "Cigars under the Stars". You sit outdoors by the pool in an area covered by an overhang. Port wine and other potables are also offered.
My husband enjoyed his "Cubans" each night sitting under the stars with lots of companions. Since our last two HAL experiences were on the Noordam in the Mediteranean, lots of Americans had purchased Cuban cigars at port and enjoyed them each evening out on deck.
There are no facilities on the ship (Noordam) for smoking cigars "indoors"
We had a daytime get- together in the Michael's Club onboard the Summit on the Let's Get Lei'd cruise, and there was ABSOLUTELY no smell of cigars! You're right, Rick. The ventilation system is fantastic.
A side note: Even though it was posted in each day's Summit Daily that no cigar smoking was allowed anywhere except in Michael's Club, there was one inconsiderate fellow who was smoking a cigar wherever he went (outdoors). I though it was inconsiderate, but not a big enough deal for me to make a scene with the fellow.
I have to agree with Coach - it's what is familiar to you sometimes. My dad smoked cigars for many years so the whiff of cigar smoke is like a flashback to me and an enjoyable one He quit 20 years ago but the smell still connects to him.
For Pete's sake ... smoking is bad for you - whether it's cigarettes or cigars, so why in the world are ships (and martini bars) promoting special clubs to smoke cigars, which IMHO stink - give me a headache, smell up your clothes and are ruining the smokers' lungs ... and aren't too hot for second hand smoking. (Quite a run-on sentence!)
I cruise the Emerald Princess, Eastern Caribbean on April 16, 2012
I know! Tobacco smells good, but when it lights up its nasty! As long as people smoke outside away from gathering areas, it doesnt bother me at all. I just hate when people smoke right next to you indoors.